This already started sounding like a Taylor Swift album (not that I would admit listening to her occasionally) but it felt appropriate.
My dear mom, after hours of labour gave birth to lil’ dark and wrinkly me- she deserves a statue for this alone, as I now know from experience!
It was Lilac season.
A flower I absolutely adore and which reminds me of myself when I’m the happiest. It’s a feeling i can barely describe. It’s almost like I can smell Lilac with my heart. (Someone better use this for a song, come on!)
Today, i am more confident in myself than I was last year. Today, i have bigger dreams than even yesterday. Today, it’s not about me alone, but about us, as my heart belongs to my husband and the little human we have. Today, i feel beautiful. And every other day really (thank goodness high school insecurities are gone!)
Today, i am happy to be alive and healthy. It is always a good day to be reminded that life needs to be celebrated on and that I have a place in this unbelievable Universe for a reason.
Today i am closer to being the woman i was born to become.
Today i am no longer afraid to speak, to have an opinion and to say NO to things or even to people.
It is Lilac season again. I was slowly getting excited and nervous in the same time as I realised this day would come.
Today i am finally 30 and i’m cool with that. I think I’ve lived my days thus far to the fullest and I’m not done dreaming big and bold yet! It kinda feels like I’m only getting started and there’s so much to be said and done (rolls sleeves emoji). Today I am celebrating love by photographing two people who decided to become one and I get to call this a full time job. How lucky am I?
Happy birthday to me!