Today, I am exactly the same age my mother was when she had me (odd). Perhaps it may seem a bit conceited to dedicate a Love Thursday Entry to myself, but I think it's better to celebrate my being a year older than bemoan it.
It has taken me 35 years to truly be comfortable in my own skin, to really like what I see reflected in the mirror. Sure, there are days where I sigh heavily at the dark circles under my eyes or the additional gray hairs. Who doesn't? For the most part, though, I can look back at my own reflection and say "you're OK kid". But it's not all about the outward package.
I love that I get to work with a microscope during the day and teach yoga in between all of that. I love that I ride a Vespa and shop at the Farmer's Market. I love that I collect elephants and the occasional Barbie and that I have a tendency to knit. But most importantly, I love that I have chosen to spend my life with a man who makes me laugh everyday and that I've chosen to surround myself with beautiful, smart, funny, and talented friends.
Happy Love Thursday!