Thirty Two.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Puerto Rico, 2003. 

Today I turned thirty two. In a way it's just another uneventful number, two years after the big three-oh. But on the other hand, it's significant because exactly ten years ago this day, I was three days away from getting married. A decade ago, I was a twenty two year old, who, even though she knew she still had a lot to learn and experience in this life, still felt as grown up as one can feel. Sometimes when I look back, I think that girl was older in a way. She was probably a little more fearless, and a little less jaded. A little more Southern, a little less city. That girl in the picture above had never heard of "eleven lines" or bothered to wear sunscreen.
She had no idea where her choices would take her and what she was capable of. When I asked the husband at dinner about the changes he's witnessed over the past 3,652 days, he said it's a "complete 180." And in most ways, that's OK with me.  Same is boring, by forty two... who knows. Stay tuned!  ;)

P.S. Do you have any idea how hard it was to find a picture from 2003?? What was life before digital camera's and smartphones?!

P.P.S. Thanks for the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram birthday love, you guys are the best! 

6 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I loved this little check-in/reflection post.

    And for the record, you most certainly do not look as old as 32 ;)

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes, and the sweet compliment! :)

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  2. Happy Birthday Ashleigh! You're the same age as me now ; ). I'm so much happier in my thirties than I was in my twenties and I hope you are, too!

    Have a great birthday!

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    1. Thanks, Marie! Honestly, I can't complain!

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  3. Happy, happy birthday beauty–and what a wonderful post!

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