Target sweatshirt, skirt, old (option), and bag, old (option); Sam Edelman slip on sneakers; Forever 21 sunglasses.
Oh heyyy, I’m 34! Which leads me to the fun fact that yesterday I got carded when ordering a beer at lunch, and two days ago, a (gorgeous, precious) little eight year old girl told me, “Hey, you have a daughter…I thought you were a teenager!”
Bless her little heart;)
I can’t say this year means anything bad in terms of age, because I honestly feel that since I turned thirty I have never felt better about being ME. It’s almost like life came into focus and I could be exactly who I am meant to be, and better yet, I don’t care anymore what other folks think of who or what I should be. Does that make sense? I am one thousand percent happy with this life I enjoy, doing what I do day in and day out, and having the friends and family that I have.
My thirties have brought me the ability to eliminate the things that take more work that I’m willing to put out, or those that don’t understand who I am or require excessive upkeep. I’m an imperfect person who is okay being imperfect, and I need a life that is surrounded by those that understand that. I also need my loved ones to understand that I require cake and extra frosting on my birthday to make my day extra special;)
So here’s to a day spent with friends I love (on the beach!), while our children play and interrupt every adult conversation, to candles on a birthday cake that my kids will most likely blow out for me, to homemade birthday cards and an armful of elastic bracelets from my daughter, and a husband that goes out of his way to make this the best day he can.
Thirty four is going to be good.
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