Today is my 75th birthday !

22nd of May 2020

Today is my birthday, my 75th birthday which for some might seem a lot.

A friend said to me this morning: I thought you were MUCH younger!

I feel younger than I did 10 years ago. How is that possible?

I have no idea. I just know that today I feel happier than ever and content which is great.

It has been a strange year, the 74th one, the year I thought everyone would be the same and everything would be just as usually.

No, everything changed. My heart got broken and mended again. My health got better and my physical age gained about 8 years. How about that?

Broken heart is an opportunity to change the circle of life and that I did. As I have said many times, the teacher arrives when you need him. My teacher was a surprise and enjoyable in many ways but also difficult and demanding. This teacher made me realise that trusting people is possible. This teacher taught me how trust can be safe and it can be ok to let someone know you just who you are and how you have changed during the years but the real you has been in hiding. This teacher helped me to find my way back and tread the new road with confidence and love. I am forever grateful for my teacher and what I learned. I am also lucky to continue to have that teacher in my life as my mentor as long as I want and is necessary.

During the years I have made sure no one person would know me completely. I chose friends and gave them a piece of the cake, they knew their piece well but nothing outside that one.

Being afraid to let anyone inside your soul and be prepared to share your soul with all the boxes, not just few, was a great challenge but I rose to it and now I enjoy the trust I was able to find.

The future is today. This day a new chapter in my life begins. What will it have in store for me is unknown but I am happy and excited. What I know is that taking care of my body and soul is number one in my well being and that I will do every day of the new beginning.

Great friends are my luck.

Having friends around the globe makes me a better person and I will learn every day to appreciate the all more and more.

I wish you all a wonderful day and future.

Dream about normal again and nourish your dreams, mould them and polish as you grow spiritually.

Hulda Björnsdóttir

Author: hulda9

I am Icelandic but live in Portugal. When I was young I had a dream. I wanted to travel around the world. I wanted to experience different cultures. My dream came true and I went to London. When going through the Chinese display in the British Museum I began to cry. I cried and experienced this longing and sadness. At that moment I knew I had to go to China. Arriving there for the first time I felt finally at home, a feeling I never had in Iceland. In Iceland I was an outsider. My mother passed away and I decided to move. My destination was China. I lived there for a while but had to sell my house and move because permanent residence was not granted to me. I moved to Portugal and that was 6 and a half years ago. In China I taught English and dance. In Portugal I am a retired resident. Now I am 72 years old. I love to write and want to share with you some of my experience in those 2 countries and also just my simple thoughts. Portugal is my final destination on this earth. Even though I have many years behind me, my mind is clear. I enjoy the life and make the most of every day. I love to sing, to study and most of all I love to be alive. I hope you will enjoy reading my thoughts that I share with you.

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