Right now I'm currently sitting in my hotel room at the Ritz-Lake Tahoe kicking off my birthday vacation. Will (and Scout) and I drove up from San Diego yesterday and we are going to have a fun week of skiing, relaxing at the spa, eating delicious food, and the taking in all gorgeous scenery. I couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate my birthday and I'm so thankful to be here.
Today is my actual birthday and I'm turning 35. One of my most asked questions is how old I am. I'm not sure why people care to know this so much, because age really is just a number. It's so funny to look back to when I was 10, 15, 20, and think about how I would define certain ages. Where would I be? Who would I be? Would I be accomplished? Would my family be proud of the person I had become? Looking back on the last decade, or even 5 years, I love how far I've come. Am I where I thought I would be 10 or 15 years ago? Absolutely not. Am I proud of where I am? 100%. I definitely think we go through seasons of life and with change comes growth and new opportunities. I wouldn't change anything and I love all of life's surprises.
When I was little, I always wanted to be older. Admittedly, when I hit my early 30's I wanted to be younger again. An old friend once said, "today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be." And today I couldn't be happier to be exactly where I am at 35.