A sister’s Birthday wishlist 

It feels like just yesterday my little sister was born and I was bugging mum to let me hold her. It’s hard to believe today, August 8th this little madam is now 25 years old. She ain’t my child but a sibling still I am faced with this question “how did she grow up so fast”. I don’t know why but for me I am stuck with an image of her as an 8-year-old and can’t let it go. Recently I confessed to her that I can’t go out with her on a night out because my brain sees her as the 8yo. Can you imagine seeing an 8yo getting drunk or kissing a boy? Lord knows what I would do but anyway I know she is not but my brain refuses to accept that.

Of late she and I have become close but we still annoy each other. We are spending more time together than we thought possible, like I said we annoy each other. We can spend a good few hours before we start to bicker and we know it’s time to split. But today as it’s her birthday I asked her to put together a birthday wishlist. I don’t know what I have gotten myself into but here goes nothing.

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{My} Sister’s Birthday Wishlist: Lessons Learned 

So I’m about to turn 25 today, the big 2-5. I am so excited and there’s so much that I want to do for myself. I want clothes, clothes, and more clothes! No am messing. As a person I physically and mentally feel I am in the best form ever. I feel so confident and just content with life. It’s taken me a while to get here.

As women we spend so much time (years) putting ourselves down, to then realise later on in life that we should-be been loving ourselves and smelling the roses on the way. I am in my Beyoncé years. The sooner you learn to love and be easier on yourself the less time you have to spend regretting the years prior. Don’t get me wrong, I do have bad days. where I just feel so down and out and can’t physically pull myself out of it. I’ve just learnt to accept that bad days do exist. I am a person and I do make mistakes and my luck at times will switch.

8 months ago I decided to change myself, I started eating healthier, I slowly cut sugar and empty carbs out of my life. I introduced healthier options like kale, lentils, quinoa and Huel. I train 3-4 times a week. This includes 3 intense crossfit sessions (1 cardio session, 1 cardio and strength and 1 strength session) and a 5-6 mile run on Sundays. So am fighting fit for the week ahead. I want to be prepared.

Sister’s Birthday Wishlist

Ever since I introduced exercise and eating better I have just felt better about myself. It’s a bonus that I’ve lost weight. I feel with training that I’ve added at least 3-4 more days to my life.To me what’s important is that I am physically and mentally stronger. This physical confidence has meant that now when I go shopping am not so much in my head, where I intentionally pick sizes that I know are just too big for me, so that I don’t have to face the reality that, I may require a bigger size. The sensible size as my friends and I call it. There’s nothing wrong with needing a bigger size, it’s how you see yourself and what you feel confident in.

To reward myself with the hard work that I’ve been putting in. I’ve come up with a wish list of things I want to get myself;

1: Beats Ep headphones

2: Topshop jumpsuits  

3: MacBook Pro; 15 inch screen: to work more proficiently on.

4: Camera to catch the moments so I can reflect back.

5: Public desire shoes; I love heels! Especially when their super high! I just think they’re so sexy and as women give us that sexy edge. Where your hips wiggle etc just lush

6: to spend more time with my sister; more girly adventures, we always have such a good time and can just be super honest with each other.

And there you have it, my sister’s birthday wishlist and what she means by “honest with each other” aka bickering. 

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  • Our Family World

    There is nothing so precious than the bond between sisters. I have two sisters and we used to be bickering almost everyday when we were kids. However, as we grew up and had our own families, we are now the best of friends. My wish is that we set a good example for our children to look after each other too.

  • Stephanie Pass

    This is so sweet! I hope my three daughters are like this and become friends as they grow up.

  • I really love the pink jumpsuit! It looks great on her. Hope she had a great birthday.

  • Adriana

    These jumpsuits are stunning on you! I loved the pink so much, then I scrolled and saw the neon yellow and loved that too! I can’t pick a favorite haha! I think reflecting on moments is so important – it is all about making memories!

  • I think with getting older, becoming comfortable with who we are is such a great side effect of aging! When I turned 30 last year it was a big moment of recognizing that this is me, perfectly imprefect and I want to waste zero time on being unhappy. It has been great! The positive people in your life matter so much!

  • Rosemary Anderson Palmer

    Miles between you can sometimes make a relationship distant. It’s harder too to have a big bond when you don’t see your sister as often.

  • Happy Birthday to your sister. My sister is 6.5 years older than me and I’m sure there are times when it was hard to see me as an adult. We don’t bicker as adults anymore but our adult bond has really grown.

  • Happy Birthday! It is nice to buy your own gifts, in my opinion I enjoy things more when I am the one who worked hard to get it. That’s awesome that you have a list of things you want.

  • Amanda

    Spending more time with people you love and make you happy is the best gift idea on that list. The adorable, fun jumpsuits aren’t a bad idea, either! 😉

  • valmg

    I think the best item on her list is wanting to spend more time with her sister, that’s super sweet. The pink looks great on her.

  • Happy Birthday! It’s awesome that you’ve been able to make so many healthy changes. Those crossfit sessions must be intense!

  • Pam

    It’s so important to take care of yourself, and it sounds like you’re doing a good job of treating your body well! You have a great birthday wishlist too.

  • Jen At Dapperhouse

    I love the pink on you! I totally agree that we should learn to love ourselves early on before we look back to see the time we wasted.

  • Betty Boiron

    Hope you have a great birthday with your sister. I love that cameras are a great present for any occasion!

  • Tomi_C

    Wishing your sister a very happy birthday. Love the idea of more “girly adventures”. My sis and I take an annual weekend getaway every year.

  • Happy Birthday to your sister! I hope you both had a lovely day celebrating, those jump suits look absolutely beautiful!

  • Jaime Nicole

    Happy birthday to your sister! I imagine it’s kind of like watching your children grow up so fast. And congrats on your weight loss!

  • Candy Kage

    Happy Birthday! Isn’t it great to have a sister to spoil and do things with. Grow up so fast.

  • Aw happy birthday to your beautiful sister , hope she has a good day. It is my foster mums and foster aunty’s birthday today as well! xx

  • Robin Rue

    Beats headphones are so awesome. You should totally reward yourself with all those goodies. You deserve it.