01.22.13

LOOK AT ME, ALL GROWN UP AND STUFF

today is my birthday. normally, when my birthday comes i don’t feel any older. this year, for whatever reason, things feel different.

dare i say that i feel more “grown up?” i mean hell, i am still terrible at laundry and don’t even own a first aid kit (a sure tell of an adult) but this is the year that feels like it might be more normal. in my early 20’s i  was all over the place with work and friends and boys…nothing was routine…and now life feels like it’s on a path that i can somewhat predict. but these are just birthday emotions, ya know? and birthday emotions usually involve champagne.

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    Kenzie Lee says:

    Happy Birthday! I think its less about growing up and more about growing into yourself. I think you’ve created a pretty amazing life and I only hope to be as successful as you have become!

    Enjoy your big day!

    X Kenzie

    http://www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

    Loli says:

    Happy Birthday Bri! Your website is daily inspiration for my life and I always find you extremely relatable. I’m so happy for your continued success this past year and hope you “TREAT YO’ SELF” today!!

    Have a lovely birthday,

    Loli

    YOLONDA says:

    Happy Birthday!
    ♥, Londa
    designroundup.blogspot.com

    malori says:

    Happy birthday!! And congrats on feelin’ grown ;).

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I’ve learned to embrace my late 20’s and I still don’t have all my shit together.

    Amy says:

    Happy Birthday.

    I don’t think you ever feel grown up – I’m 34 and still don’t feel it! And why should we!

    Anes says:

    Happy Birthday Bri, I don’t know how old are you, but you look great
    Love, Anes

    Happy Birthday, Bri! Hope it’s as epic as you.

    xx
    Cristina

    alyssa says:

    happy birthday bri! xo

    Ergo-Blog says:

    Happy Birthday!!! When I turned 27 this year I felt more grown up! But yeah I still need to buy a first aid kit too!! =)

    I hope you have a great day with lots of champagne!

    happy birthday bri – you’ve got more behind you and even more ahead than many people twice your senior – enjoy the celebrations and the year ahead!

    Cortney W. says:

    This is just FABULOUS!

    Cortney W. says:

    OH and happy birthday!! You are such an inspiration my friend!

    ComfiA says:

    happy b day
    never grow old never grow old in a land were well never grow old! (little b day song)

    Megan says:

    Happy birthday, Bri! I hope you have an awesome day and here’s to a new age!

    Cherry Pop says:

    I will have a glass in honor of you growing up! I wish I was there to celebrate with you B-face. Much love. xoxo!!!

    Danette says:

    Happy happy happy birthday!
    I don’t own a first aid kit either—I do however have a tube of Neosporin and a pack of Spiderman bandaids in my glovebox. You could try starting with that. 😉

    Kendall says:

    Happy BIRTHDAY!!! You and my mom share a birthday! I always think great people share birthdays!

    Kate says:

    All birthday anything should involve champagne! :) Happy birthday, gorgeous.

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

    Katrin says:

    Happy birthday from Germany! My son’s got birthday today, too. Funny, he’s so introverted, I’d never have guessed that both of you share the same birthday. I wish you a happy, exciting and delightful next year!

    Shawnee says:

    Happy Birthday Bri :) Hope you have the most lovely day!

    I turned 20 not quite a month ago, and I too felt different. In a good way – so many feelings came forth at once. I know exactly what you mean – at different ages/places in life of course. xoxo

    Sarah says:

    Happiest of birthdays, Bri!

    Chick Tyler says:

    Happy birthday!
    And I don’t have a first aid kit either…let’s pretend that’s okay.

    even if we don´t meet, I read your blog on a daily basis (or at least I try) and I want to wish you a very happy birthday! And in this special day say thank you, for all the good vibes and energy you put here. You know, I belive energy is contagious and you contagious myself with some of this lovely energy you spread here in this beautiful spot.I recently start my own blog, and I am so happy! So don´t be down about routines and time passing by, be thankful, you have such a great light!! Keep shining!!! Love, Nina 😉

    khali says:

    I remember the second I woke up on my 27th it all felt different. Nothing had really changed. I was still paying my bills late, if at all. I was about to enter into a marriage that lasted 4 months. And I was smoking in my apt even though the lease said not to. But somehow on that morning it all felt safe. I knew that no matter what I would be ok and most likely I would be better than ok. I just turned 34 on the 8th. and 6 years later I’m still figuring things out but I am way beyond ok. Life is perfect. Really.
    Enjoy your bday beach picnic today and hold tight! you’re gonna fly! xox

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Here’s to being all grown up. :)

    Richelle says:

    Happy Birthday you beautiful thing. I hope you have one magical day.

    Rita says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I think everyone feels a lot as you described in that previous post, where you said that you weren’t feeling yourself. The people that I talk to feel the same, my boyfriend is having his first existencial crisis at his 30s (and I thought he didn’t had existencial crisis in his dna :)! he is always so determined and happy) and last but not least: it’s all over the internet, so many people telling that it has been a little hard lately. (I was one of them today!). I think we begin with a sparkly idea, full of creativity and suddenly what we have is a lot of to-do lists. It’s not better without to-do lists but certainly there is a middle way. I hope so. Last year was the first time I realized how old I am: I’m 29 years old. Before that, I never really considered my age (I felt 19 all the time). I’m glad you feel like you have a path of your own. I’m still a little all over the place. Happy Birthday, that all your dreams come true (except for the one with the gorila in the tub :)!)

    Rita says:

    I meant “MAY all your dreams come true” not “that all your dreams come true” (English is not my first language!).

    Lauren says:

    happy birthday, favorite blogger of mine!

    Lisa L. says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you’ve been having a great day.

    Champagne is always good to calm those feelings. ;D

    Always,
    Mostly Lisa

    yvonne says:

    Happy 27th! Just remember how inspiring you are to so many people. And enjoy your big day.

    Gina says:

    Wow! Happy b’day!
    May this be an awesome-super-cool-fun-and-oh-so-creative YEAR!

    Anna says:

    Happy Birthday, Bri! I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

    kristi says:

    happpyyy birthday! you are amaze! love your blog/pinterest/instagram everything! :)

    Holli Anne says:

    Aww, Happy Birthday! Don’t worry, I don’t have a first aid kit either! Here’s to a wonderful year for you!

    cortney p. says:

    ahhhh! happy birthday. it’s my 29th today!!! who really owns a first aid kit?
    cheers. keep on keepin on.

    Marta says:

    Dear Bri, I hope you had a dreamy day. Keep inspiring and stay inspired. Cheers!

    dee says:

    happy happy happy birthday beautiful! hope it’s filled with yellow hearts and sparkles. love from the great white north ;P

    Camille Iman says:

    Happy Birthday Bri! I hope you had a wonderful day!

    Courtney K says:

    Happy Birthday! (My birthday was just last Wednesday!!) Welcome to the 27 club :)

    Queen Mother says:

    YOU DON’T HAVE A FIRST AID KIT??????!!!!!!! Love, Mom. : )

    Patti says:

    Hope you had an amazing birthday Bri. I felt the same way the past few years, growing up (in some ways, ha) and loving it.

    look see. says:

    Happy Birthday Bri :)

    jess lonett says:

    “and birthday emotions usually involve champagne.” this might be my new motto for my birthdays from this year forward. seriously. like, whoa. more perfect words about birthday emotions have never been written :) HBD!

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