I never thought turning 35 would be such a momentous birthday to me until I started to fixate on the number. Sure when I turned 18, 21, and 30 I knew those would be important birthdays but I never really thought about 35. Maybe it is because after turning 30 multiple of five ages are an easy goal marker; or maybe it is because I am getting closer to 40; or maybe because I am realizing how lucky I am to be alive with good health. Either way it is a great time to stop and really look at what my life has become and where I want to take it. I sadly know too many people who have not had the luxury to get to this year in life. It makes me want to appreciate the little every day moments that make my life great; like getting up and seeing Violet’s sweet face smiling at me, or being able to have a kick ass workout that makes me feel all the major muscles in my body, or tasting that perfect satisfying bite of avocado toast.
I made the most of celebrating by hosting about thirty of my closest friends with a show from one of my favorite DJ/producers Kaytranada. From what I remember my happiness scale was through the roof and I was in love with all of my friends. On my actual birthday I went to enjoy a DJ set from singer/songwriter/producer Hayden James at Q nightclub. It was a more intimate group of friends and the music and dancing was so good. It was cool to see Odesza there and the crowd went wild when their mix of “Something about you” played.
Enjoying live music is my favorite pastime and it was the perfect way to bring on this new year of life. A big shout out to my husband for setting up the party and for watching the girls last night so I could go out on a weekday. Thanks to all of my lovely family/friends for all the well wishes, gifts, and the best hugs. I am feeling really positive about what’s to come and I hope to stay connected with all of you.