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Weekend: It’s My Birthday!



was about my birthday. Today, December 27th, I am 26-years-old!

I watch movies like How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days (yeh, I admit it) where the protagonist is a 20 or 30 something who lives in a big city, works a great job, and overall, lives a grown up, stable life. Although I’m nearing that age, all the characteristics listed previously apply to me except the feeling of being a grown up. I don’t feel like an adult, instead, I feel a youngster whose life is still up in the air. Children are asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and they’re answer usually is a lofty laundry list of occupations. If you asked me that question right now, my answer would be similar. There are still so many things I want to do! As number of years since I was born creeps up into the 30s, 40s, 50s, and even 60s, I hope that my ambition to learn more never ceases. One thing is for sure, no matter how old you are, you are never too old to wear a birthday hat. Nope! Last Friday, I made a pink, glittery cone to celebrate the big day, and I’ve been wearing it all week!

See you next week for the last Portrait of a Seamstress (gasp!) and a sneak peak at what 2014 holds for Madalynne and I.


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    Happy birthday!

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    I’m not sure that “feeling like a grownup” ever really arrives for good. As long as curiosity and wonder and optimism prevail….

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    Natasha Estrada

    Congrats. Just celebrated my 14th wedding anniversary (got married at 20 so I’m not hideous old yet) I don’t think you’ll ever reach the point where you feel 100% adult. Adult moments yes but not as well put together as Kate Hudson. ( I met her once. Scary skinny)

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    Happy birthday! I hope this next year is an exciting one where you learn lots of new things. I agree with you in hoping to always want to learn more. There are so many interesting and exciting things to know about in the world.

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    Happy birthday!! I hope you are having a great day!
    I’m looking forward to reading what 2014 will hold for you and the blog.

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    Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! I also wonder if that feeling of being “grown up” ever sets in. I have had to take on some more responsibilities this past months and I’m feeling it but I don’t know if it might be the same. I hope you are having a wonderful day! I can’t wait to see you soon!!!

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    Happy birthday!! I feel the same way that you do, and I am closer to 30 than 25 at this point… all the pieces seem to be in place except that feeling like a grown-up part!

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    Happy Birthday! I am sure your curiosity will never cease!

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    happy birthday! and GENIUS hat.

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    Lady ID

    Happy Belated Birthday!

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    Kelli Martin

    Hope your Birthday was great!! these are the best days to celebrate!!

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    Amanda Russell

    Happy Birthday!! I can totally relate – I’m in my late thirties *GULP* and still feel like a kid with my whole life ahead of me ^__^ We should never stop thirsting for knowledge or striving to keep discovering and growing – you’ve got it right! XO

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