I wanted to take a cruise for my 70th birthday, I looked at it as a retreat on the ocean, so my kids gifted me with a cruise to Mexico. Seven glorious days on the ocean with three different destination stops.
It started with dinner in San Diego, California with my son, and I can’t believe that I didn’t devour the bread – I loooovvvve bread. I’m like Oprah, I can eat bread for breakfast lunch and dinner. But, I stayed committed to my health and didn’t eat but a very small piece and let me tell you it was delicious 🙂 (and yes I wanted all of it)
Dinner San Diego
And of course my son surprised me with a birthday cup cake, yum, which he ate LOL, but I did make a wish and blew out the candle.
I woke up on Tuesday morning to this fabulous view of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Wednesday, 2nd stop another fabulous view…Mazatlan, Mexico.
Lunch on board.
Boat carrying passengers from ship to shore. I didn’t get off at any of the three stops. I just took pictures at the ports.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last stop. Another magnificent creation.
And a shopping mall right by the pier.
On my last day I was greeted by this spectacular view from my balcony… sunrise in San Diego, California.
I’m really proud of myself I stayed committed to myself all through the cruise and I didn’t eat any of the many delicious looking deserts, not even a crumb, except for the last day I had a small scoop of sugar free ice cream 🙂
I don’t know what happened because I was looking forward to turning 70 but I was depressed for the first three days of my birthday, still am a bit (I’ll write about this transformation in another blog post) I realized I’m at a threshold, starting a whole new journey in a place I’m not familiar with, letting go, opening up and moving deeper.
I saw the best show on the ship, the BB King All Star Band, they were amazing. I read two books, When The Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd and The Second Half of Life, Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom by Angeles Arrien.
I had a fabulous great time. I am grateful.
Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016
8 thoughts on “Celebrating My 70th Birthday!!!”
Happy birthday, Masha! That sounds like a very special way to celebrate, and I’m glad you enjoyed it so much. My 70th is coming up soon and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Mostly it just doesn’t seem real. Other people are wanting to make a fuss, while I’d just as soon prefer to skip any celebrations. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your “transformation” as you journey on.
Yes, it feels unreal to me as well. I wanted to spend time by myself, a retreat on the ocean, I’m still trying to figure this out but I’ve given myself over to the process. I think what hit me the most is that I was faced with the reality that I’m in the last stage of this life, how do I accept this. I’ll be posting soon about what happened. Thank you for wishing me a happy birthday and your comment.
Congratulations, Beautiful One! Happy BirthDay!!! Thank you for sharing such a lovely day with us!
Big Love, Laurie Nelson ❤
On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 4:32 AM, in the everyday… wrote:
> Masha posted: “I wanted to take a cruise for my 70th birthday, I looked at > it as a retreat on the ocean, so my kids gifted me with a cruise to > Mexico. Seven glorious days on the ocean with three different destination > stops. It started with dinner in San Diego, Califor” >
Thank you Laurie I am grateful for your lovely comment. ❤
So happy for you Masha. Happy Birthday. Good for you for spending your first days of your seventies surrounded by beautiful sights. Although I personally would have ate the cake!
LOL Diana, thank you.
Beautiful, wonderful Masha! A belated happy birthday to you! Looks like you had an absolutely lovely time on your cruise. I can imagine that turning 70 is quite a threshold and I’d love to hear more. I hope that life affords me the opportunity to grow (b)older and one day turn 70 like you. Big love and hug xox
Thank you so much Dal. Stay tune for the threshold into 70. Wishing you a long healthy, prosperous and happy life into way past 70. Much love. ❤