This year, I ate my name through the cake and Nick ate his. As a family, we all shared the soft layered sugar knowing that we’ve had 23 good years of Nick and I celebrating birthdays together.
Sometimes it’s easier, for cleaning or doing dishes when it can be nice to let your mind be somewhere else. But when it comes to chatting with friends, spending time with family, doing work, or just catching up with ourselves, it can be important to stay present. This is something I struggle with, especially the more the pandemic has gone on. So here's something I've started doing that I'm learning to love.