A million thanks and… it’s someone’s birthday today

Good morning friends, happy… Saturday. How are you ? Except probably wondering why and what I am doing here on a Saturday ? I hope you all had a wonderful week. I couldn’t be happier that it’s over and the weekend is here, and with it…

Well, I’m not the kind of person to bring attention to myself, but I recently read a great and so inspiring blog post from my Sweechie Donna, and it made me want to do the same thing. Anyway, enough with all the mystery. As the title suggests it, this post will be divided in two parts, but everything will be full of selfish and selflessness.


Alright, first’s the time where I bring all attention to myself, because I guess I’m allowed to do that, once a year, am i ? Today is kind of my birthday, and I have decided to do something quite different, but I hope you’ll enjoy it anyways. As I said before, I was inspired by the wonderful Donna for this list. I guess once in a while we all need a little cheering up, and a little look back at what we’ve accomplished.Β  I wanted to try and find 23 accomplishments in my life, since I am 23 years old today. But I couldn’t, I guess I haven’t done too much haha – or maybe I am too tired to think of anything right now. (Working does that to you. Just blog all day, people.) So without further ado, here’s my list .

πŸ“ The little accomplishments list

Lived on my own

Learned how to drive driving

Went to the USA with my sister at 19 years old

Graduated from a Master’s degree with the highest mention

Went to see my favorite band live in Paris and skipped three days of school for it


Studied 600 miles away from home for three years on my own

Wrote a book (or at least a messy NaNoWriMo 62K first draft)


Saw Jennifer Lawrence and the cast of the movie to the Catching Fire premiere

Survived high school

Read and bought WAY too many books

Probably watched all of Friends episodes a thousand times and YES this is a GREAT accomplishment

Made this blog


πŸ’– The love, love and love

This blog is one of my best accomplishments, though I hope there will be others haha, but right now, I want to take the time to THANK YOU. All of you. I thought blogging was a solitary adventure, but it turns out it’s not. There are SO many of you guys out there, and I love every single one of you. Thank you for making this adventure worthwhile. This week, Thursday to be precise, I actually reached the kind of insane amount of 900 followers. I am still not believing the numbers, but most of it all, I am never believing everytime I get home and spend HOURS talking with all of you, and answering to your lovely comments on blog posts that are just me ranting about things and life.


I am platonically in love with all of you guys. Thank you.πŸ’–

Alright, now I am thinking that I want to wish every single one of you happy birthday, so, when is your birthday ? 🎁

And even if it’s not right now : what’s one accomplishment you are proud of ? It’s great to think about this, really, so let me know in comments ! πŸ’¬


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Book blogger, travel blogger, writer. πŸ“š |🌍 | πŸ’ž Writing & Communications Graduate. French. Living on love, wanderlust and ya books.

106 thoughts on “A million thanks and… it’s someone’s birthday today

  1. Today the use of capital letters is okay because I want to scream HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU! I hope you get the day you hope for, and I want you to remember that 900 people love what do you here, and I am sure so many people are happy to have you in their life ❀ This is a brilliant list Sweechie! It took me a week to make my list, it's so hard to come up with the things you have done!
    I platonically love you too πŸ˜€ (Gosh I love you for writing that, haha) Today is your day so you can be selfish and everything you want, except that I don't feel this post is selfish! It's just good and reflects the kind of person you are: THE BEST! You went to the USA! That's just fantastic! And you got your master with the highest mention!! I still hope to survive the degree, haha! It's very inspiring! And you saw Jennifer Lawrence!! You'd be so not impressed if I told you I met Virginie Lemoine xD See, told you πŸ˜‚ Today as every other day, take good care of yourself, be gentle with yourself, and enjoy β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’› And because I can….


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    1. Ahhh thank you so, SO much my sweechie, YOU ARE THE SWEETEST really ❀ ANd I'm glad you told me that, it took me a week to come up with these 12 facts only πŸ˜‚ But I guess it's something already ahah πŸ˜‚ and once in a while it feels good to think about the things I have done. I am sure you'll manage to do GREAT in your degree, I am SURE of it ❀ ❀ THANK YOU so much ❀ ❀ ❀

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  2. Happy birthday! Hey, some of these accomplishments are definitely worth shouting about (receiving a high honors degree is no small thing!!)

    Thank you for sharing your blogging time/efforts with us, Marie. Don’t stress about life too much, we’re happy to see you when you’re here, but understand when you can’t be, too. You’ve done pretty well for your age! Keep it up! πŸ™‚

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  3. Your list of accomplishments reads like a bucket list. YOU SAW JENNIFER LAWRENCE OH MY GOSH. Honestly, I would probably pull out my fingernails with pliers before skipping school (I’m crazy the other way). But what is your master’s in? I’m curious.

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  4. Happy Birthday πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚ Those are some great accomplishments! My birthday was September 10. I turned 25. I would say my number one accomplishment is being a mom. My son is 8 years old now and he is wonderful. 😊

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love this. I always feel a little bit selfish telling people when it’s my birthday, but I think you’ve just gotta throw that out the window and have fun with it. I too share your FRIENDS accomplishment (of course it’s an accomplishment!) and wowie you’ve done a lot of amazing things! Have a great day celebrating you πŸ˜„

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  6. I am platonically in love with you too!!! MAJOR CONGRATS on all of those achievements, followers, highlights in your life! I hope you have the best of birthdays. You deserve everything and more. Consider yourself virtually hugged and high-fived. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜˜πŸ’•

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  7. My birthday is on June 24.So it’s quite a long time πŸ™‚ My one accomplishment I am proud of is that I learned to say no to certain things which I didn’t like.(if this counts!)

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  8. JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE MY TWINNIIIIIE (again) ❀ ❀ I love and appreciate you so so much !
    Add to that list of yours the fact that you inspire me A LOT and I'm very glad I have you now to rant to about books as well as life things in general !
    You've already accomplished a lot in 23 years and I'm very proud of you for that! (HIGHEST MENTION WHAT??? !That's awesome!) and I'm sure you'll do a lot more.
    Oh and congrats on reaching 900 followers that is SO AMAZING! And you deserve every and each one, and even more! πŸ˜€

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  9. Happy Birthday Marie! I hope you have an amazing day today. I loved reading your list of accomplishments and I’m actually kind of astounded by all you’ve done. One of my goals for next year is to go to college but it’s far away from home and it makes me really anxious and nervous to think about though it’s something I really want. Knowing you managed to do it for three years is actually quite inspiring so thank you ❀️
    P.S my birthday is July 12th and I did a post kind of like this on that day too haha. And I feel like one of my biggest accomplishments has been graduating from high school twice 😊

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    1. Thank you so much Sara! ❀ Oh I get the feeling, leaving so far away from home was really hard. Distance is a hard thing, but if it's something you really want to do, you shouldn't let this stop you. You can always be in touch, and come back for holidays. If you don't go, but you wanted to, you'll end up regretting it ❀ Best of luck for everything, and if you ever need to talk about this, well I am here if I can help πŸ™‚ ❀
      Ohh you did? I'm going to find it on your blog, I'd love to read it πŸ™‚

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  10. MARIE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! πŸŽ‰πŸ°πŸŽˆ And congratulations on the well deserved milestone (and all of your life achievements, hehe)! I think it’s great that you decided to create such a positive post; I wholeheartedly believe it’s healthy to compliment one’s self on occasion. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of great food and fun festivities. ❀

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  11. Happy birthday Marie! I hope you had an amazing day and got loads of brilliant presents (and loads of new books as well)! πŸ˜€
    These are amazing achievements as well, you should be so proud of every one of them. It’s great you’ve reached 900 followers as well, your blog is amazing so I’m so glad you decided to create it in the first place, and so glad I met you because you are one of my favourite people I’ve met through WordPress! ❀

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  12. Omg. Where do I even begin?? What a wonderful post to come back to after A LONG TIME of no blog time (on my part)!! It’s been MONTHS since I’ve read a blog post (cue tears) and I could not be happier to read one of yours–especially this one. πŸ˜€ Seriously, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marie!! Congratulations on ALL of your accomplishments, they’re all amazing–and don’t worry, it’s 100% okay for you to make a you-centered post. We all love you and your posts so it’s all good haha. ❀ I've missed you!!

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  13. (I just sent you a twitter mention, but I wanted to comment, because 140 characters aren’t enough, hahah).
    Marie, HAPPY BIRTHDAYYY! I’m very happy to know you and I’m extremely thankful for all your support. You were one of the few bloggers to approach me when I was getting started and I’m very thankful for your comments and support.
    I was very hesitant to start my book blog, at first, because I was an international blogger and I thought I wouldn’t be able to fit in. However, you proved me wrong, being this phenomenal blogger that is also international.
    I really hope you have a fantastic day, full of chocolate, books and happiness! ❀

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    1. Aww Lais, you are WAY too sweet thank you so, so much ❀ And of course, it's my pleasure, I always love reading your posts and you are such a sweet person ❀ I completely understand the feeling. I thought I wouldn't find other international bloggers when I started, but I'm so happy I did, I can't believe where people are coming from, it's insane (and I love it <3). And even if we don't have as many perks, and it's a bit harder to be an international blogger at times, it's still an incredible adventure. I'm so happy you started blogging ❀ ❀ Thank you! ❀ ❀


  14. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOOUUUU, MARIE!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ I am so proud of you and everything that you have accomplished! You are such a wonderful human being that has SO many more successful years to come! This post was such a great idea — it definitely wasn’t too self-centered, so don’t worry πŸ™‚ I hope you had/have an amazing day and it was as wonderful as YOU!! Much love to you on your special day ❀ ❀

    -Jess @jbelkbooks

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  15. Happy belated birthday Marie! I am glad that you started this blog and added your much loved voice to the community. You have accomplished so much this year, and I hope to see your books published one day πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you so, so much Aentee ❀ And I am glad I met you thanks to the blogging community, you are definitely awesome and full of incredible ideas always ❀ Seeing my books published would be a dream ahah but well… I guess this won't happen tomorrow πŸ˜› Thank you! ❀


  16. Happy Birthday! I hope you have an amazing time celebrating it! You only turn 23 once πŸ™‚ And congratulations on having 900 followers! You deserve it. I feel like it was just a few months ago when you hit 500. That’s a huge jump!!
    And also watching all episodes of Friends a thousand times is definite a great accomplishment. I’m a proud fellow thousand time watcher too. Haha.

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIE!! Thanks so much for writing this blog and bringing happiness to our lives! I hope you had an excellent day. My birthday was October 4th, so we’re quite close. I celebrated… by being in the middle of the mountains in a storm (I was hiking with some friends). I’m really proud of living away from my parents for 6 months and editing the school newspaper and doing things outisde of my comfort zone.

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    1. Thank you so, so much Shanti, and happy belated birthday! I think I wished it already on your blog, but if I didn’t, well now I did, even if it’s a bit late ❀ Oh wow, that's awesome. I think we all should be proud of being able to accomplish things that are a bit outside of our comfort zone. It feels great to πŸ™‚ Thank you!! ❀


  18. Happy birthday! I feel SO HORRIBLE because HOW COULD I BE LATE?! I hope you day yesterday was amazing and that you got the wonderful birthday that you as the most amazing person you are deserved πŸ™‚

    Also, congratulations on the 900! That’s a HUGE number and I’m so so happy for you! Every one of us are so indeedly lucky to have you in our lives and I’m so happy to talk to you and OVERALL what I’m trying to say is that I LOVE YOU SO SO MUCH THAT MY HEART CANNOT HANDLE THIS. You just always feel like a great support and you’re so kind and amazing and our fangirl moments are always on point πŸ˜‰

    I love this post so much! It’s so interesting it’s a wonderful idea! Those accomplishments are all awesome and it’s a delight to read πŸ™‚

    Again, happy birthday! I’m keeping your birthday FOREVER and I will wish you the best day on that day EVERY SINGLE YEAR because you deserve HAPPY DAYS ALL THE TIME. ❀

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  19. Firstly HAPPY BIRTHDAY for yesterday!!!! Those accomplishments are awesome- I’m particularly impressed by you skipping three days of school for a concert- that’s some incredible dedication!! And secondly MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is *awesome* and so well deserved!! I’m really happy for you!!! This is such an incredible achievement!!!! Here’s to a 1000 (and 100000)- it’ll be here before you know it!!! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thank you so, so much!! ❀ I am trying to re-write/work on that story again right now, not too regularly because I don't have enough time to do so, but I try. Ultimately, I'd love to be a published author, but for now I guess I'll just try and write the story I want to write πŸ™‚ Actually, I published the beginning on Wattpad, if you're on it and curious about it : https://www.wattpad.com/story/86077800-three-seconds πŸ™‚
      Thank you SO much! ❀

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  20. First thing first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIE! ❀ I'm sorry to be late to the party ;') it's always nice to look back and see what we've accomplished so far πŸ˜€ living on my own was one of my greatest accomplishment ever! Like, I don't think I'll be able to do things I do today if I never got out of the house. I'd probably still count on my parents for everything hahaha and I agree with everything you said on blogging. I thought it was just gonna be a temporary thing and yes, a solitary thing to do because my friends don't blog, especially about books 😦 but like you said, I discovered an incredible community and I really want to be here for a long time πŸ˜€ my birthday is December 24, it's gotta be easy to remember because it's christmas eve πŸ˜›

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    1. Ohh thank you so, so much, and no need to apologize, that’s so sweet of you, thankk you! ❀
      I thought so as well! Reading, when you think about it, is kind of a solitary activity, and I am so happy we get to share our love for it on here. It's so wonderful ❀
      Ohhhh December 24th, that's awesome! Well I'll be sure to remember it, then! πŸ˜€ Thank you so much!

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  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIE! πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚ You are one of the sweetest and most supportive bloggers I know and I am so glad we found each other’s blogs. I hope your day is as amazing as you are and is filled with tons of books and cake. πŸ˜‰


  22. Wishing you again a happy birthday (+ 3 days), Marie! Hope you had a great day! And aww, we all love you and your blog too!
    And I love this post with all your accomplishments! I may try something like that for my birthday. I’m turning 31 on October 31st, but I’m not sure if I can list 31 accomplishments πŸ˜‰


    1. Thank you so, so much Lindsey, you’re so sweet!! Oh, I will try to remember the date, and I’m looking forward to reading your post about it! Even if you can’t find 31, it’s still great to find some accomplishments and things you are proud of πŸ™‚ Thank you!! ❀


  23. Happy Birthday Marie! All of those are great accomplishments (survived high school is a big one, hehe. I hope I can do that too πŸ™‚ ) Getting to 23 is a big accomplishment, and 900 followers=wow. You deserve every single one for your dedication and hard work. You’re super super amazing. (and yes, I know this is late). Did you do something fun? And anyway you already wished me on my birthday ❀ ❀ ❀

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  24. Happy birthday (again), Marie! I can’t believe I missed this post, haha. Congratulations on graduating and getting your Master’s with the highest honours – what an accomplishment. I’m super glad that I got to internet-meet you with this blog. It’s definitely something you should be proud of. πŸ’•

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  25. GAH! I totally missed this one: HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!! You can definitely be proud of all your great accomplishments here (and yes, the Friends’ one totally counts πŸ˜‰ ). And 23 years old…aah, enjoy it while you can! πŸ˜€

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  26. Happy belated birthday, darling girl! What a list of accomplishments, and only at 23! Imagine what awaits you still! So be proud and share them bc they are incredible things! I applaud you, and wish you another great 23 years to follow (and more!) πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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