Birthday Reflections {+ a video!}

June 9, 2015

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birthday fun M Loves M @marmar
Yesterday was my birthday and it was so fun to celebrate it with Matthew in Seattle. I went to school in Seattle for two years and haven’t been back in too long. It was really fun to show Matthew around and really introduce him to the city. He had been once when he was little, and another time for a work trip, but hadn’t really gotten to do much. It was the most beautiful weekend, with mid-80 degree weather, and of course he fell in love. Seattle is pretty lovely, especially in the summertime, and each little area has it’s own personality and unique charm. One of the best parts of my weekend was that my best friend Lizzie was also in town for a work trip. We were staying pretty close together and were able to meet up for meals in between her conference. She’s usually always gone on my birthday so it was so fun to be where she was!
I’ve always been a birthday girl, making my day into a week long event. Are you like that too? My birthday has always been something fun to look forward to, an opportunity to eat my favorite foods, and see my favorite people. Oh, and eat a lot of sweets! As I’ve gotten older I still love celebrating, but there’s a weird feeling of existential awareness. I know I’m still young and have tons of time, but just that reminder that you’re not this young girl anymore can kind of get you. I’m sure I’ll look back when I’m in my 40s and 50s and think geez I was so young! But, still, it’s hard to not let the idea of a new year make you feel a tad bittersweet. One thing I really tried to remember yesterday was how grateful I am for my life. God has blessed me with so much and I am so grateful to be the person I am, living the life that I am, doing the things that I am. My situation could easily be so different. Instead of focusing on getting a year older I want to remember how lucky I am. I have this time right now and I need to appreciate all of it.
On my most recent video shoot at The Moon & Co, Teresa and I decided to make a short little birthday video. Any excuse for cupcakes! It’s pretty silly and funny, and only 22 seconds long, so check it out!
Thank you all for the sweet birthday messages yesterday on social media. It meant so much and totally brightened my day! Can’t wait to share photos from my Seattle trip with you all. It was so fun and I’m definitely not ready for it to end.
xox
outfit details: dress Eliza J

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