Turning 31

I enjoyed a 31st birthday that didn’t include a birthday cake, but it’s okay… because that was never really my thing (and I can bear to lose the calories). Instead, the birthday involved a weekend getaway to DTLA (plus a super chic loft), quality time with my birthday twin, Lindsay and her husband, Julian and dog, Scrumpy.

I spent a good amount of time reflecting on this past year – followed by a toast to myself with leftover wedding vodka.

I’m grateful for friends who have been there for me and made this journey less difficult and lonely. Here is a short list of things that I want to focus on for the upcoming year.

1. Not be late.
2. Find a workout to enjoy consistently.
3. Build out the foundation for my brand.
4. Curate opportunities and relationships.
5. Live in the moment.

A quick update on my project – found an amazing printer, who can accommodate smaller minimums. I am excited – fingers crossed!

Hello Noah

Introducing our son, who was born five days late (taking care of some last minute business, perhaps), but entered this world with a thunderous roar on May 8th. I’ve never experienced this kind of joy and my heart is filled with so much love. If you’re wondering, I did shed a tear or two because I was overwhelmed with happiness (something I rarely do). After battling a weekend of inconsistent contractions, he finally arrived.. hungry and loud.

The birthing plans didn’t exactly go as planned. I wanted to do a completely natural birth, but that did not happen. Epidural is godsent drug – most likely invented by a woman whose gone through labor herself. We named him Noah, after the biblical figure and protector of the animals.

Here’s our natural survivor already half-smiling and trying his best to focus his wandering eyes in the same direction, towards the camera. I love you, my baby boy.