January 24, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Well, it’s official, I’m another year older (crossing over into my late twenties) and I feel just that… older. Ha! I am not sure that I feel all that much wiser, taller, or more accomplished. In fact, I feel quite the opposite if I’m being honest. At twenty seven, I pretty much figured I would be a mature woman, ruling the world, and some days, I still feel like a high-schooler, who is trying to figure out where I belong in this great big world. But who says I need to be doing anything other than just that? While that is certainly a bit scary to feel like you don't quite have it all figured out, it also brings with it a great deal of excitement.
That being said, I think the best is yet to come for this whimsical-minded dreamer of girl.
My mum always says, "Are you wearing your party dress?" when I talk to her on my birthday, and so this outfit was inspired by her. Its sparkly, flowy, girly, and in my opinion, the ultimate party dress! I actually meant to wear it for New Years, but since I chose something else for that night, I figured this would be a perfect little number for today's celebration. So it's a party dress and party shoes only kind of day for (just for you Mum). Oh and by the way, I am so very grateful to have such great friends and family, who spoil me on this day and remind me each year how truly lucky I am to have them.
So I guess, overall, while I do feel older, I certainly also feel luckier each year. It's such a privilege to be able to spend my ups and downs surrounded by the fantastic group of people I love and cherish so dearly. It's an exciting challenge to constantly want more for yourself, to always seek a better opportunity and to strive for a better tomorrow and learn from your yesterday and I feel very lucky to be able to do that.
Freedom lies in being bold- Robert Frost.
Photos By: Jennifer Biswas