They Say it's Your Birthday

It's official!! Today I'm turning 25, and better yet, I'm celebrating it on the very first day of fall. What an incredible ride it's been. I feel so very fortunate and blessed to have led the life I have for the last 24 years. If you were to ask me 10 years ago where I would be at 25, I would have said living in New York. I probably also would have said, working as the Editor in Chief of Vogue magazine, but at least I achieved one of the two. In all seriousness, I did not expect to feel this emotional reaching my quarter century. Turning 25 somehow made me weigh in on all the expectations I ever had for myself and how I've measured up. The truth is, I thought I would have done a lot more by now.

That said, I'm sitting here writing this for my blog that I devoted to my true treasures of life, and it makes me realize that I'm every bit on my way. If we get too caught up in our own pressures and negative criticisms we miss out on the endless amount of good in each of our lives. To my friends and loved ones, thank-you so much for your continued support and belief in me. You keep me motivated and inspired everyday. Speaking of inspiration, the above work of art was produced in devotion of my birth season, so I hope you enjoy. Now it's time for me to go out and savour my day, in the city I fell in love with 11 years ago. I couldn't imagine a better way to treat myself on my birthday.

All my love,