Last update 10/09/2013

My special day!

Hello all,

I just want to share with you my happiness. Today I celebrated my 26th birthday filled with love and surprises.
I feel blessed for being able to turn one year older and for have so many things to look forward in this new year of life.
Even though, I’m far away from my direct family and closest friends. Today, they made sure to show their love for me through calls, texts and emails. Also, the fact that I have my mom’s and day’s side of the family here in NY, compensates the nostalgia I might feel. I’m very lucky to be very close to them and to being able to enjoy this big celebration surrounded by my uncles, aunts and cousins.
I’m grateful for those people who came into my life, not by blood but by choice, my friends. Some from school, others that I met through friends, events, etc. Friends who have been there since the beginning, when I just move here, and people who I recently met this past year but I’m glad I can call them, my friends.
Nevertheless, my boyfriend and his family, who has received me as one of their own and who have made sure that I enjoy this day to the fullest, with surprises, gifts, delicious food and wine. and of course, a big birthday cake.

Today I had a little accident while I was running; during the last lap of my run I fell really bad and hurt my right wrist, for one minute I thought my so awaited day, was ruined. But then I read a message from my best friend, who said “you never quit, you are a fighter”. Funny part, she didn’t even know what happened to me, but that was more than enough to snap out of my pain and welcome this year with a big smile, with my arms wide open, and a soul full of hope and positivity.

There are so many reasons for why I should feel thankful for and one of them is being here today, writing this, with a bad pain on my right hand but healthy. With so many plans and dreams for my future in different aspects, and just to being able to hope and try my best to create a better future for myself, all this give me a good reason to be happy and grateful.

Thank you for reading me because, in fact, this is a joy, to be able to express myself and to have someone reading this post on the other side of the screen. This blog is so close to my heart that I’m glad I can share my opinions and feelings with all of you. And I can’t thank you enough for following me and reading me!

Now, I have to stop writing so I don’t keep forcing my right hand but I want to send you tons of positive vibes your way. I’ve received so many beautiful and positive messages today, that I want to share some with you 🙂

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Vanessa Ponce

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