Happy Birthday to me!

I decided to post a birthday selfie because it’s my birthday and why the hell not?

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I used to think 36 was pretty old, but being here myself now, I can say it may be tiring in a ‘4 months pregnant and have a toddler’ kind of way, but I don’t feel the slightest bit old.

It’s weird to think I’ve been wearing contacts for 20 years, driving for 20 years, and had the same best friend for 29 years(when did that happen???). I have a daughter who will be 17 in 6 months. 20 years ago I was only 3 years away from having my first baby, now I’m 6 months away from having my last. All that says I should probably feel pretty damn old, but I don’t.

What I do feel is lucky. I always thought that 30 was one of the biggest milestones, but my life is full of love in ways I never knew possible 6 years ago – the love of a man who literally moved across the world for me, the love of my kids who keep me laughing regularly, and the love of friends that have stood by me through good times and bad.

The next year looks to be bringing changes and challenges, and I look forward to every busy minute of it, hopefully getting to spend even more time with family and friends.

4 Comments on The (Non-Instagrammed) Face of 36

  1. CraftyHope
    November 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Happy, happy birthday to you! I hope it’s spectacular! 🙂

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  2. Debra Pasquella (@DebraPasquella)
    November 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I remember a lot of what you went through within the 6 years and glad to have known you back then as well….well through social media and blogging. Enjoy your youth! It can be worse, you can be 40 (my age) — I swear to you, I feel so much better at this age than I did when I was 25.

    Enjoy!

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  3. Heather
    November 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Love you and this post! I hope your steak dinner was wonderful.

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  4. Amanda P
    November 12, 2014 at 8:56 pm (2 years ago)

    29years?!? Gah, we must have both been embryos then. 😉

    Reply

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