The Say Blog

Thursday, December 31, 2015

This is the end, and the beginning.

I have a rather unfortunate birthday. At least I like to think so. It's New Years Eve. Selfishly I just want my own freaking day, but apparently the world likes celebrating a new year more than my birthday so I'll huff and puff my way into 2016.
Juuuuust kidding. Kinda, sorta.

I'm internally a 5 year old who just wants her day.
But, last year I turned 30 and decided I don't like birthdays anymore anyways.
So, humpf.

This year I turn 31 and although I do it begrudgingly, I reflect back on so much amazing things in the last year.

And thats where my birthday kinda rocks. I celebrate a new year like every one else, and it's a new ME year too. I age with the world. Kinda, sorta.

I'm super fortunate to have a really awesome photographer friend, Lydia from Summerlee Photography who would not let my birthday just pass without some fun involved. 
Some, cake smash fun.

I see what you just thought there. NOT COOL, MAN.

Not that kind of adult.

I meant, like not a BABY TURNING ONE, but a grown woman turning 31. Who maybe wants to eat cake with her hands because she is on a pretty strict diet and cake is not in the diet...ok? glad we settled that one.

(for shame, by the way)

So for my very first blog post, lets turn over a new leaf. Lets say goodbye to 2015 together, lets say hello to 2016, a new blog, being a year older, and growing all the same.

Now forgive my narcassistic overposting of how amazing these photos turned out, in a $10 thrifted dress. 
Ok, thanks 
(happy birthday to me from you for bearing with me)

In all seriousness, it's taken me a really long time to want a photo of myself. Shame the selfie all you like, I say celebrate it. Love yourself. Feel beautiful. Celebrate the moments you think "dang girl, I look good". Self love should always be celebrated.

I don't make resolutions for New Years, but I DO love the feeling of a beginning, being on the brink of something hopefully wonderful.
And I seriously wish I had a more sophisticated palate for wines so I could say things like how "everything gets better with age, like wine!" while sipping on a 2015 malbec. 

Man, this is really a random first blog. 
Meh. That's me.

Oh, and Happy New Year!
To new beginnings...


Credits & Details
TAN - Organic Tan
HAIR - Bethany @ This Little Salon
PHOTOS - Summerlee Photography(aka @TwoSumms on IG)

MAKEUP - lipstick Jacha in Shocking Pink, foundation Mac Studio Fix NW15, Eyeshadow Naked 2, Eyebrows Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown, Bronzer/Blush/Highlighter Physicians Formula, Eyeliner Loreal Lineur Intense in felt tip.
and takes a dang village to make me look like this.

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