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and the winner is... becky! who has never been to europe but it's very high on her life goal's list. i went for the first time last year and it was worth the wait, such amazing memories. email me your address becky so i can send you your new journal. hey, maybe you can even use it when you to go europe for the first time like i did! ;)

thank you guys so much for participating in this crazy blogging week with me, for sticking around and giving me a chance to get to know you better. i'm hoping to continue blogging regularly (ideally it'll encourage me to create every day and share that with you), so keep those comments coming, it means so much to know someone's out there!

so i had a great birthday full of my favorite things: taking pictures (got a diana and this - woot!), delicious veggie food and spending time with family (in person and via phone). a lovely day indeed.

i wanted to re-post something i wrote for my 30th birthday because it's something that i still feel so strongly about, plus when i read it i just feel... better. maybe it'll strike a chord with you too.

"here is what i have learned in my 30 years (which isn't much but it might be enough):

#1) everything is perfect. including you. you are perfect. right now. exactly how you are, you're perfect. close your eyes. breathe in. that air? perfect. that sound? perfect. your greasy hair and dry feet and tummy roll and hairy legs are perfect. i'm not kidding. it's all perfect.

#2) you know that place you thought you were trying to get to this whole time? the destination that made you feel guilty and stressed and hurried and not good enough? the place that would suddenly appear when you had enough or were enough? you're there! you made it! it was here, this whole time! so you can stop trying so hard, stop rushing and yelling and getting upset and putting others down. stop judging, stop regretting, stop worrying, stop waiting, stop looking back, stop wishing, stop planning, you're here now. and it's perfect. did i mention that already? it's true. you're here and everything is perfect, including you.

and i'm 30 now, i feel old and young and loved and lonely and selfish and sweaty and grateful and tired and creative and content and i'm here. and i'm perfect too."

and now i'm 32 and i feel exhausted and inspired and gangly and graceful and aloof and radiant and embraced and ignored and unsure and anxious and absolutely ready. and still perfectly perfect.

Happy Birthday!

i so happy i got to share in your birthday celebration cori. we had a great time! that picture of you and your parents is just adorable! looking forward to seeing the awesome photos from your new cameras. i will be planning a summer backyard bbq at my house soon, hope to see you and matt there! :)

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