Posted on November 14, 2016 by Dana Bowman

How often do you get to say that an EXTRA-SUPER MOON will show up on your birthday?!

Well, it's been 68 YEARS since the last one and TODAY it's on my birthday!

What it means scientifically is that, "the moon becomes full on the same day as its perigee, the point in the mooon's orbit when it is closest to Earth." And since this happens within about two hours, according to NASA that's why this month's moon is considered and "extra-super moon." **

As I'm expanding my awareness, focus and purpose I can't help but feel like this HAS to mean something. Or at least maybe I just want it to, either way I'll believe it's so :)

I found it fitting that last week in my coaching program we went through a section focused on remembering what we were like as a child and to find a photo that spoke to us the most. This was my photo! And it was from one of my birthday's at one of my favorite places when I was about 8 wearing one of my favorite dresses!

It's been an incredible week to remember the heart of that little girl! So full of life, energy and keeping play a priority while knowing the world was her oyster. A determination to come to creative solutions with uninhibited belief that anything was possible and that SHE could indeed accomplish anything she set her mind to.

It's been so healing to remember her and remember that she never really left even though I felt her absence over the past few years.

As our birthday's come and go over the years. Some are marked by incredible memories like my 16th surprise bday party that my bestie and Mom planned that I LITERALLY had no idea and all the people that were there were from every kind of friend group I had, my soccer team + my family! We laughed, we danced and we rocked out to Meatloaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights" then played the limbo! 

Or when I turned 30 and we turned our pool into a fire pit as part of my "Hillbilly Hootenanny" theme!

It also included a huge truck parked in our front yard with tons of toys scattered all over the yard, a cake made of twinkies, ho-ho's, ding dong's + zebra cakes and of course Kentucky Fried Chicken & Jello.

Or when I turned 32, took a chance on myself + kick-started a chain of events that will reshape our lives in ways I've only dream about - all because I trusted myself again and believed I could! **** Fact check me next year! ****

And some birthday's are marked by small intimate dinners with friends or a night of experiencing "your favorites" like Peach Wave, hiking + getting tattoos (hehe)!

Either way you choose to spend your birthday, no matter how many people you're surrounded by or how many people do/don't tell you happy birthday - You Are Loved.

YOU are an incredible human being and there is absolutely no one else like you - not even a little bit. You come with your own set of amazingness and loving energy even if it doesn't feel like it some days. You are meant to play a part in this world - in living your truth, bettering the world and impacting the lives of those around you.

The light in me honors the light in you <3

May each birthday be a rebirth celebratory reminder that hunny, you're one of a kind!