7.11.2011

i've had a really great couple of days. yesterday was my birthday! actually, i didn't wake up feeling very exclamation-y... it was the first birthday i've had that i thought i could have done without. i mean, super happy to be alive and everything, but not so super happy to be moving on up in my 30's, if you know what i mean. and since i live back in my home state, my mom threw me a family birthday party (with macadamia nut pie & peach cobbler & presents!). i got a lot of gift certificates to the local garden supply, so i can stock my apartment full of large houseplants which i'm very excited about. i wasn't really looking forward to the party or this birthday, but my family really lifted my spirits. it made me grateful to be home. thanks, family!
i've also had a few fruitful dealings in regards to my line. i am opening myself up a bit more, putting myself out there, getting feedback. it's been very helpful & totally re-energizing. for those of us who design or do creative freelance work, it can get really isolated & lonely spending all that time at home (or in your head). although it's been challenging for me to put myself out there a bit, the rewards have already taught me that it's the right way for me to move forward. i get tired of trying to perfect things in my brain before sharing them with the world. i'm learning that things can be different (and i'm loving it already). thanks, world!

5 comments:

simple things said...

Well a belated happy birthday to you! Don't think too much about the number. What does it mean anyway? I am so glad to be out of my 20s - I am happier than I have ever been now that I am in my 30s. I'd never go back (except I wouldn't mind getting back that ability to stay lovely and slim without having to do anything. I do miss that).

That is great about your 'fruitful dealings' (that sounds very mysterious). It's hard to put yourself out there, isn't it? But if you are authentic and have something great to offer, you will be rewarded.

Soon you will be less alone in your home all day, as you will have lots of new houseplants to keep you company. ;)

Various Projects said...

thx for the bday wishes! i agree about being more happy now than ever. i certainly wouldn't want to go back. however, i would like to just sort of refrain from getting older, if possible...
i'm sure i'll name all the plants. they'll be my new friends. :) hehe.
xx

nanana said...

glad you had a good day, we all did!

MaryAnn said...

I can't wait to see all the fantastic, beautiful things you're going to do...hang in there. I can appreciate the isolation and the loneliness :)

Various Projects said...

thx, ma. :) xx