October has been a great festive month with lots of positive transitioning for me and my family. I usually celebrate my birthday the entire month with friends and family and this year wasn’t any different. First and foremost, I applied for an open position within my company that I thought I’d be great at and got the job, I started September 30th. My on the job training and department transition has been smooth. My Birthday is first, my oldest son’s birthday is seven days after mine, and Halloween is the following week! Fun Fact: My son’s expected due date was Halloween and he came a week early! I’m okay with the fact he’s not a Halloween baby, I already have a Christmas baby! So, I started celebrating the first week of October since one of my dear friends Latoya has a dedicated week to celebrate her Birthday which is dubbed “Lush Life” every year! We celebrated her Dirty Thirty this year and had a good time catching up since she moved away this past summer.
As my birthday approached I knew I didn’t want to have a party. I just wanted to be with my husband! I think he wanted to try and throw me a surprise Birthday Party but, I told him that I wanted “Us Time”! We both work different schedules and raise four children so “Date Night” and “Us Time” rarely happens anymore. We are realizing that we just need to take time for ourselves sometimes, every marriage needs that! We always have family time and enjoy tons of family activities but, somewhere in there we got lost! Listening to me my husband surprised me with a Myrtle Beach Weekend Birthday Getaway! It was a nice ride and I’d never been to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina before so it was a great experience. We stayed on the Ocean Blvd. strip right on North Myrtle Beach! He also took me to the South side where we were able to enjoy the festivities and eat some good food. Funny thing is while we were there I said… “We need to come back and do this with the kids” Ha!
I think it would be a nice family vacation as well, we stayed in a three bedroom condo because that’s all that was available when he booked our reservation. We had more than enough space and all I could think of is the kids could be occupying these bedrooms along with a sitting area , full kitchen and bathroom. I’m already looking at when we can go back as a family. I am withholding the resorts name purposely because I plan to go back with the family and blog the experience, so you’ll know soon enough! Overall October was a crazy birthday month and as usual I’m trying to manage my time to the best of my ability but, it’s all been great! The holidays are quickly approaching and I need to gear up for hosting Thanksgiving dinner in my home with friends and relatives and we are debating traveling home to New York for Christmas. I think the rest of this year is going to be great! I’ve already started planning for the New Year and where I want to be by the end of the first quarter. From October until the end of the year it’s nothing but festivities for me. How about you? Enjoy some pictures from #JENtober!