Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A year older...

I feel like I've been away for so long. But truly, I had a lovely time! A resort getaway of sorts beginning on Friday followed by a long lackadaisical weekend, one day lapsing into another seamlessly, lazily, slumberously. A nice, quietly joyous way to celebrate my birthday.
Ah yes, I turned another year older and only infinitesimally wiser!

I distinctly remember being sixteen and never thinking I'd actually get here. Time used to drag by as frustratingly slow as being on the losing end of a tug of war. Every inch gained, every little progress made was like digging one's feet into wet, yielding sand and pulling until rope burns were the inevitable outcome. Getting a year closer to finally being an adult was hard won and always headily celebrated. Now, three years past twenty one I wish i could hit a momentary pause button. Life runs circles around me creating an urgent, driving need to complete all the grand plans my younger heart had eagerly drawn.

So dear friends, raise a glass of champagne with me, I'm drinking Moët & Chandon but any liquor would happily suffice. And 'Santé !' may there be many exciting days ahead, may we all have something beautiful to look forward to each day, may there always be something or someone to spur you on, offer encouragement, share your love and give you a bright reason to keep pressing towards your goals till the very next birthday!

Images here and here


  1. Thanks for your comment - inspirational words too

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  2. santé!
    hope you had a lovely day...


  3. haha, Happy Birthday!
    How funny - we share it, mine is today as well :)

  4. Such inspirational photos! And those oh so lovely words you write :) Happy birthday lady xx

  5. gorgeous photos and happy birthday!!! xx pam

  6. Have a gorgeous birthday! Have a lovely weekend! x

  7. This is a beautiful post. So full of sentiments that so many can relate to. Growing older is so bittersweet. Funny how our concept of time and the ticking years does indeed change as we go through the years... So glad to read you had a wonderful birthday! Cheers to you and another great year ahead!

  8. These are lovely photos! Happy birthday!! and thank you for the comments on our blog! hope you come back and visit soon :]

    xo, camilla