Best Birthday Ever / by Ashley Ortiz

I celebrated my birthday on Saturday the 29th, and it was the best birthday thus far.

My best friend from my early college days came to see me from Jersey. I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. Spending a prolonged period of time with her gave me a whole different view & experience of Life. I felt full of vivacity, challenged, & pushed out of my comfort zone. It's been a long time since being positively challenged. Cuppy, you're such a great friend.

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Tasha hooked me up with this cake from a Japanese bakery! This is just a piece!

Tasha hooked me up with this cake from a Japanese bakery! This is just a piece!

Friends came, partook in a pasta dinner I made special, there were jams, laughs, drinks, it was great, being surrounded my people with whom I have mutual love & affection.

Many friends wrote on social media, through phone texts & calls, so I made this for them.

Many friends wrote on social media, through phone texts & calls, so I made this for them.

I'm so incredibly blessed. God's been showing himself to me in so many ways recently.



I got back into yoga recently; my favorite instructor is Ali Kamenova on YouTube. Her voice is very measured & soothing, and I quite like her routines. She only says the things she needs to say. I got the following quote from the cool down at the end of one of her sessions, that I found humbling & true.

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I am blessed every moment.