Today I'm 35

Today I'm 35.  For the last 4 years I've dreaded birthdays.  Mostly, I think it's because I felt like I was expected to hate being in my 30's, as if I was supposed to start feeling old.  But you know what?  I don't want to feel that way anymore.  If I've learned anything at all, it's that life is about perspective and I'm changing mine.  Jake said something in the car that really struck me.  He said, birthday's aren't about the year to come, but to celebrate another year you've lived.

This year, I have a lot to celebrate!


  1. Happy Birthday! We have 5 November birthdays in our family, but none on the 8th.

  2. happy birthday! very wise words from jake.

  3. Such wise words. Hope you had the most wonderful day. Happy birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday Liz! I have grown to love getting older... the confidence and zest for life has grown stronger for me each year.
    The pies look delicious. I was just about to put some pumpkins in the oven to make some goodies today.
    Thinking of you,

  5. Bonne Fête Liz!
    I'm getting older this year, too ;)

  6. Happy birthday! I celebrate one week after you, but I've got a couple of years on you.

    I like to take the day to look back and see where I've come from and what I've accomplished. It's a much needed review and reminder of how far I've come and where I am still going. It's refreshing. I recommend it!

  7. Joyeux Anniversaire.
    Those pies look delicious. Wise words indeed from Jake.