Today is my 35th birthday, and I have to be honest. I'm not embracing my new age very well. I don't feel older, but I just can't wrap my brain around the number. I've been very blessed with a wonderful husband, daughter, family, and friends that love me. I'm healthy and I've actually dropped 5 pounds in the last two weeks because I've been exercising more and eating better. So in an effort to celebrate this day, I've put myself in front of the camera. Yes, I have more gray hair and some new wrinkles around my eyes that I didn't have 10 years ago, but I wouldn't trade the life that I've been given. A few years ago, I couldn't say this, but today I love me and the woman that I've become.
This ended up being my favorite photograph of the week. Who knew I'd ever get to a place where I'd accept the way I look.