Birthday Recap

13 Dec Birthday Recap

Happy December everyone! Just like that my birthday came and gone and next week will already be Christmas! I want to thank each and every single person that took time out of their day to wish me a happy birthday. I appreciate the love and kindness more than I could ever express. As I am getting older, the things that I want are much simpler than when I was younger. The main thing that I want is time with my family, friends, boyfriend and loved ones. I have everything that I could possibly want and as long as their happy and healthy- that is everything to me.


This birthday was honestly the best birthday that I have ever had despite not having my Mom here. To go from having the worst birthday last year to having the best shows me that time does help heal the heart. I know that my Mom wouldn’t want me to be sad on the day that she gave birth to me. I work so hard every single day to be positive and be happy for her and for me. I know that my happiness is in my control and that it is something that needs to be worked on and not just expected. The first thing that I did on my birthday was visit my Mom at Temple. It felt so good to talk to her, reflect on the year and simply be in her presence. Although she is no longer physically here, I know that she is here in spirit and that she is always with me guiding me through my days. I still get sad at times thinking about the future especially when I think of getting married and having children because I wish that she could be there for those special days but I remind myself that she’s in a much better place now- resting and watching over my family. I left Temple that morning in good spirits because of my Mom and the day kept getting better from there.

img_6244┬áIf you guys follow me on IG then you would have known the story of how JP, my brother and friend Sarah surprised me with his visit at 7 Leaves. I literally was in so much shock and started crying my eyes out when I saw him. I wasn’t expecting him until 7:07pm that night because he told me that was the earliest flight he could get due to school. Thank you again so much to my brother and Sarah for helping with the surprise, you guys got me sooo good and this will be a moment that I will always treasure for the rest of my life!

I’ve honestly never had a man go above and beyond for me the way that JP does, I feel like the luckiest woman to be so loved and cared for. That entire day I felt like I was on cloud 9! He took me to a beautiful dinner that night at Mastros Ocean Club, it was so amazing being able to spend time with him and enjoy his company. Every day with JP is like my birthday to be honest because he makes me feel special every single day. This is the type of love and man that I knew I deserved and I know that this is all meant to be. Baby, thank you for being the incredible man that you are. Thank you for making my birthday truly spectacular and for loving me the way that you do. I am so in love with you and am thankful to have you to grow old with.

Some people say that nothing changes when they turn a year older but for me every day feels different because every day is different. I believe that it is importantly to constantly learn about yourself as a person and what you truly believe in as well as what you want out of life. I am not the same person that I was five years ago, actually I am not the same person I was two years ago. I think change is important because it means that you are growing mentally and spiritually. Some people often get stuck in the same mindset failing to realize that there is more to life than what they think. I personally believe that it is good to see other views because you will be able to learn from it even if you don’t necessarily agree. With age 28 and the new year coming, my biggest goal for myself is to continue growing as a person, daughter, sister, girlfriend, friend, personal trainer. Life has so many incredible opportunities for us and we have to be ready and willing to take them on. My five year plan is to get married and start a family. I’m a place in my life where I am ready and am with the man I’ve always dreamt of. I’m pretty sure I will still be using social media to update you guys so stay tuned for the ride and again, thank you all so much for your continuous love and support.

Anne Phung