Monday, July 13, 2009

birthday wishes

today is my 25th birthday. 25! the sound of that makes me feel both old (my early twenties have ended!) and young (whenever i mention my age to anyone over 30)--but mostly i'm energized, excited, happy.
ten years before i was born, in 1974, my parents and my aunt phyllie left Massachusetts in a rust-colored VW bug and headed west to California. i love this photo of them standing in my grandma's driveway just before they hit the road. excited and anxious and (i imagine they'd say) totally naive about what they were jumping into...
i'm excited about the adventures and unknowns that are coming this year.
cheers to living it up!
:: photo of dad, mom, and phyllie. heading west. 1974


  1. yay! happy happy birthday! i remember feeling very old at 24, mournful that i had not done all the things i thought i needed to do in order to make myself stand out in my early twenties. and then i turned 25 and a switch flipped--i was no longer worried about those things. you are young, and i think the mid-late twenties are soooo much better than the earlies (i'm 27). i hope you find this year to be full of adventure and wonderful experiences! that photo is so cool.

  2. awwwww... Lil, Happy belated! LOVE YOU!
    ps. I enjoyed this post.