Celebrating My 70th Birthday!!!

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)

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Dinner San Diego

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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.

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I woke up on Tuesday morning to this fabulous view of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Wednesday, 2nd stop another fabulous view…Mazatlan, Mexico.

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Lunch on board.

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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.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last stop.  Another magnificent creation.

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And a shopping mall right by the pier.

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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.

Blessings

Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016

 

 

 

 

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My big joy is to inspire, encourage and empower you to live the sweetest life for you. I love to share inspiration, how to, and my own journey towards wholeness and union with our Divine Mother. Oh and I love photography and cooking. I am thrilled that you are here and sharing in this wonderful magical mystery.

8 thoughts on “Celebrating My 70th Birthday!!!

  1. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  2. 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” >

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  3. 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

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