sweater~ b. (a resale shop)
shirt~ Urban Outfitters
as i mentioned yesterday, my birthday is next week. i love birthdays. i am not one of those people who dreads getting older. i have actually always liked getting older. turning twenty didn't freak me out, nor did turning thirty. and i think i'll be cool with forty. i have never lied about my age and i never will. getting older is fine by me and definitely better than the alternative! but a lot of things lately have been reminding me that i am definitely not the youngest gal on the block anymore. not that i think i am old, by any means. i will be 34-years old on tuesday, not ninety. but i have realized that now, when i look at a celebrity entertainment site or a gossip magazine, i no longer recognize
many most of the celebrities. when i heard they were remaking the movie, annie, i was extremely irritated. why mess with a classic? and cameron diaz as miss hannigan? no. not okay. most a lot of the items on my christmas wishlist are practical and many of them are kitchen items (how did i make it this far in life without a pastry brush?) i will never ever stop wearing high heels, but i have found myself wearing more flats and comfortable footwear these days. i will always enjoy a night out with friends, but i get super excited when i realize that we have no plans for the weekend. i can no longer drink more than two drinks without waking up with a headache. i no longer get carded. and just yesterday in yoga i realized there is something funny going on with my right knee. that's right. i am experiencing joint pain. soon i'll be able to tell if it's about to rain without looking out the window. i'll just feel it in my bones. these things, along with the wrinkles and grey hairs popping up here and there (okay, let's be honest; if i didn't dye my hair i would be very grey), all tell me i am getting older. but i still feel like i am twenty-five at heart. it's just when i look in the mirror, or stretch a certain way in yoga, or don't get carded, or covet that amazing mixer i just saw at target, or wonder what moisturizer cate blanchet uses and if i can afford it (i can't), that i realize i am not. and that is okay! i love my life and all that i have been blessed with and hope for many many more years, even if that means many many more wrinkles!
xoxo, nora bird