As you guys may know, last Monday the 30th was my birthday. The big 2-0! It fell on Memorial day this year and we had the day off of work, so Yeti took me on a lovely little birthday picnic in the park. We ate my favorite foods and had cake and cuddled and just plain enjoyed each other's company :) It was so darn nice.
I wore a dress and hat we got in Salida, the little mountain town with the sketch theater I wrote about earlier. They were from a boutique called YOLO: You Only Live Once. And holy crap, that store was amazing! I wanted everything! But I settled on this adorable, wickedly soft, ruffled dress with cream bow print, a gorgeous black and purple blouse I'll wear later on this week, and the hat shown above. That hat was not only super cute, but super smart! It had an adjustable lining, so despite the wind of that day, it stayed on my head the whole time, and kept my face from getting burnt unlike my shoulders :( I am so bad at remembering sunscreen, and I never realize I'm getting burned until its way too late. I need to get better at that this summer!
To sit on, we brought this freaking adorable quilt my Mom made me a little while back. At the time, red black and white were my favorite colors, and at each cross section of red, she added a different red, black, or white button, cause she knows I like things a little eclectic :) It was too windy out to actually light the candles, but I pretended to blow them out anyway :P It feels a little strange to be 20. It sounds too old! I kept thinking, when I was a kid and I thought of being twenty, was this what I imagined? Am I who I hoped to be? I think in many ways, yes. I found the man of my dreams and married him, we're youthful and fun and lively, our little house is finally coming around to being kinda sorta cute, we have jobs and cars and working on school. I never gave up on art and writing, which is something I was always afraid I would grow out of or lose interest in. But most of all, I'm so glad I'm happy. We're happy :)
|These were some of my Glamour Shots that Calvin took, haha.|
I think, too often, we let ourselves forget who we wanted to be when we were young. We excuse it as childishness, but we had those dreams for a reason. Before our hearts and minds were clouded with fear and convention and the expectations of others, we dreamed dreams we knew were right- either because they were honorable or fun or we knew it would make us happy. When I was a kid, I had my whole future mapped out. I wanted to be an artist until I was old, then retire and run a little flower shop and live above it. I'm working on the artist part, and maybe a flower shop is in my future, but most importantly, I won't forget the reason I dreamed that future- creativity. I try my hardest every day not to lose it.
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