Another birthday today, and this one is mine. Today I am thirty one years old. A little older, perhaps little wiser, and a little more confident in myself with each day that passes. I always thought it was kind of ridiculous and cliche when I’d read about how women would suddenly find themselves with new confidence and surety in themselves when they hit their thirties. Surely not, I thought, when I was in my early twenties and full of my own self importance. You know, when I thought I was so old back then. ha. But I guess it’s true in a lot of ways. I do feel more confident, in some ways much more than others, and maybe I’m a little happier (or a lot) than I was in my twenties, too. Either way, nothing stops the clock so I’m embracing another year.
And this is what I had done today. When Matt and I first started dating, he introduced me to the comic Gen13. I’m not into comics anymore, but I really loved that comic way back then, and one of the characters had some awesome pink and black hair that I have always been kind of in love with. So that was my inspiration for the colours in this. I love it. LOVE it. My hairdresser did an awesome job.
We celebrated my birthday by having our dinner in the park, the sun just starting to go down, a cool breeze washing all around us. Nothing flash; we brought take-out from the noodle place and sat on a boring brown blanket already stashed in the car and I purposely left my camera at home. The kids ran around and made their own fun after we ate, and Piper and I watched an early Autumn leaf (yes, really) drift it’s way down from a tree. A lovely end to the day with my most favourite people.
Also? All of these photos of me today were taken by Jakob with a little of my guidance. A few weeks back I gave him one of my old dslrs and he has been practicing his skills. I dare say we’ll have another photographer in the family at this rate.