birthday

Aquarian Gift Guide

My birthday is in a few days and so I thought I'd put together a bit of a wish list/gift guide for Aquarians otherwise known as my birthday wish list. 

1. Starbucks Electric Milk Frother $59.95  
2. Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD combo $22.95
3. Philosophy Mangos and Cream Shampoo and Body Wash $34.99
4. Banned Book Mug $12.95
5. DIY Cupcake Planter Kit $15.95
6. Timeline Inventions Card Game $11.88
7. Fujifilm Instax Mini 50s Camera Piano Black $93
8. Elegantissima: The Design & Typography of Louise Fili $30
9. Sterling Silver Initial Earrings $24 for 2 initials
10. Zodiac Charm Necklace on sale for $14.99
11. Kitsch Crazy in Love Hair Ties, $12
12. Doctor Who Silicone Ice Tray/Chocolate Mold $14.95 
13. Burt's Bees Kissable Color Shimmer $6.00 (on sale)
14. Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer $34

#reverb13: another year

Blowing Out the Candles: You’re another year older!  How did you celebrate the passage of another year?  Did it turn out the way you had hoped?

 

I turned 35 this year. I celebrated with M, and our friends, Kenny and Jen. We went to Escobar's, which was delicious as always, and then had the awesome chocolate birthday cake Jen made. I really do love blowing out candles. 

I have always enjoyed having a January birthday. I like the fresh start that comes in January and appreciate the reflection that comes with another year going by and turning a year older. For the past few years, I've created lists of things I wanted to accomplish before my next birthday. Some of the goals are big picture, like publishing an article while others are more simple such as photographing a covered bridge. You can find my 35 list here, and also: 34, & 33. I recently posted an update to my 35 x 35 list and I have a month left before I create my 36 x 36 list. The goals help me frame my expectations and intentions for the year and as I've mentioned before, this year's list was intended to push me to remain open, to seek out people, opportunities, connections and I feel good about the year as a whole. There are some health and running goals I want to accomplish in 2014 that will rank pretty high.