Growing old with My Starr is just one of the many things I look forward to in life (I am also quite excited about the prospect of having a head full of silver hair which I’ve always envisaged wearing in a single plait down my back). This weekend My Starr celebrated his birthday marking another year closer to my goal. Looking back at the the many memories we’ve shared and obstacles we’ve faced over the years (both as individuals and in our relationship), I can’t help but feel incredibly proud of all we’ve accomplished as a team and how much we’ve grown as people. I think sometimes we are so consumed with the journey ahead that we rarely pause to reflect on the events that have led us to where we are at present. Would I be the same person I am today without the love and support of My Starr? Would my life events have unfolded in the same way? Would I have made the same choices? I’m pretty positive the answer is a resounding ‘NO’ to all of the above.

Never have I ever felt so liberated and free within a relationship yet at the same time so secure. I find myself often comparing my current state of content to the dysfunction of past “loves” and shaking my head in disbelief… but that’s a whole new blog post for another day!

In the words of the late, great Dr Maya Angelou;

“I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates. It doesn’t just hold—that’s ego. Love liberates. It doesn’t bind.”

Here’s wishing My Starr a very happy birthday this year and many more for years to come…



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