I turned 30 last week and had the most fabulous birthday of my life. Jim (better known as “the man!”) threw me a lovely party with some of my closest friends at Henry’s in downtown Portland. He made wheat-free cupcakes (delish!), a rockstar poster that everyone signed and a gorgeous collage. Friends from high school, present day and even my dad made an appearance. After the party, a few of us (and you know who you are) headed over to Aura for some serious (and sexy) purse dancing. Who knew 30 could be so wonderful?!
I truly believe in the power of celebration. For the day leading up to the party, I treated myself to some of my favorite things – a new hairdo (caramel highlights!), pedicure and manicure with one of my closest friends, a massage (courtesy of Jim, my dad, Amanda and Alison – two of my sisters) and a night’s stay at Hotel Monaco, one of Portland’s shee-shee hotels. The actual day of my b-day, March 23, I spent in Oceanside, Ore. – my favorite beach.
Whether or not you have a birthday celebration, an anniversary or you just snagged a gig from a publication you’ve been eager to write for – celebrate. And make it big! It’s so important to enjoy these moments in our lives. They DO matter and who we share it with is even more valuable.
Thank you to everyone that celebrated the big 3-0 with me, and a gi-normous shout out to Jim who truly made it my best b-day ever.
Much love & happy writing!