This is 35

Welp! It’s here! I don’t know how, but I’m 35 and it feels real and unreal at the same time. I’m not one to get bogged down by a number because it doesn’t really matter if I’m 35, 23 or 49 since it’s really about how I feel about the current status of my life.  This year, it’s confident.

I generally don’t like my birthday and usually suffer from the birthday blues all week. I just never feel like doing anything or planning anything and just want to hang out by myself, drink wine, and not really deal with anything. Anyone else suffer from this?

Although I’m suffering from the birthday blues this year, I assigned myself the task of thinking about my life in general and try to sum it up in one word. Confident in my decisions, confident about the path of my life, confident in my business, confident that I’m a good wife, mom, and friend – these were all things that kept coming to me so this year’s word is: confidence. This doesn’t mean everything is going perfectly or that I’m perfect; it just means that I’m happy with my decisions and I’m scaling my decisions to suit this particular point in my life. It’s one of my resolutions this year.

I have several friends who recently turned 30 and they felt like they were over the hill, but I tell them 30s is the best decade and I firmly believe this (this is also advice Alan gave me when I turned 30). At 30, I became an Aunt.  At 31, I bought a house, and got married. At 32, I accepted a job overseeing PR at Bloomingdale’s – one of my dream jobs.  At 33, I started my own business doing digital marketing and PR consulting for fashion and lifestyle brands.  At 34, we welcomed Harlee Josephine, finished renovations on our house, and launched my vintage shopping tours.  Every single year this decade has been amazing and I’m looking forward to the second half of my 30s.

I’m so blessed that I can spend my day with my favorite people: Alan and Harlee.  I’ll be taking my baby girl to the Beverly Hills Hotel for lunch and then Alan and I will head out to dinner.



  1. Jim Loomis
    January 18, 2017 / 8:42 am

    35 looks pretty good to me, especially on you,

  2. January 18, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Aw happy birthday!! You look amazing and are amazing. I love this post, 30s does sound like an amazing decade for you!!

    Xo Makayla
    Fashionably Kay

  3. January 18, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Happy birthday – new follower and love your site! xx

  4. January 22, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    i just celebrated 30 too!

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