Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bell Bottoms and Birthdays

I have a "milestonish" kind of birthday tomorrow.
I've aged quite a bit.

The problem is that I still feel like this girl. 

I'm glad I know now what I didn't know then but I wish I appreciated the then a little more.
The size,
the lack of jowls,
the lack of hair that sprouts everywhere.
I've had very few birthdays that I've dreaded.
40? Ummm nope! 
I didn't like that one at all.

Normally, thinking about age isn't something that occurs to me. 
It's just a number.
I still feel cool on the inside but this number is giving me pause. 
I don't have any momentous life announcements to make.
I'm not a grammy or grandma or honey. 
I'm not planning a wedding.
Most of the time I'm content with the life stage of the moment. 
(I'd rather not be planning a wedding for someone that isn't the right one for one of my children.)
This birthday feels like a milestone in more ways than just chronologically. 
Could change be on the way?
It's all in God's hands and timing but as I plan my outfit for tomorrow, I think I'll pull out the turquoise bracelets that I've had since high school.
That way I can feel as cool on the outside as I do on the inside.
I'll reminisce about the girl I used to be.
Anybody know where I can get some bell bottoms?



  1. Have a great birthday, tomorrow, and celebrate in style!

  2. I hear you, Katie. I had one of those "milestone" birthdays last year----one that I always thought was OLD! And, now...well, I, too, still feel like I did 40 years ago! Scary, isn't it? xo Diana

  3. On the inside I still feel like I am twenty....thankfully I am much wiser than I was at that age though! LOL...The one thing I miss the most is the carefree attitude I once had....
    Have a wonderful and Happy Birthday!!!

  4. I see by your profile photo you are still a pretty girl. I still love bell bottoms.:):) Happy Birthday. Hope you enjoy it. xoxo,Susie

  5. Happy birthday, Katie! My oldest daughter turned 23 today, AND my close friend had a "milestone" birthday today, too. We celebrated together, and I ate enough cake and cupcakes to celebrate all 3 of you! Yikes...
    I have a milestone birthday this year, too :) I hope you had a wonderful day. Loved your photos!


  6. Yes, Katie ... age is just a number.
    Happy Birthday
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  7. Age is just a number that seems to just keep a growin! Happy birthday! I'm passed your milestone birthday and I would trade places, even though it's just a number! Have a wonderful day!

  8. I missed your birthday--
    but I hope it was everything you wished for!
    May this week be equally as awesome.