January 4, 2010

A Glamorous New Me

Besides a new year and a new decade, the first week of January brings a milestone birthday for me. Tomorrow I leave my twenties behind. I've come a long way, Dollfaces. As I bid adieu to the Aughts, I'm looking forward to what's to come with excitement. I've grown and changed so much over the last ten years, I finally feel like I know who I am and what I want from this life. Like most, I've made a list of resolutions and changes I'd like to work towards, not just in 2010 or "The Twenty Teens", but in this new chapter of my life. First and foremost on the list is to focus more on my home and making it a place of peace and order for myself and my family. Secondly, I plan to take more time for creativity and all that that encompasses for me--art, craft, music, blogging and photography. And last, after falling victim to the trap that snares so many of us mamas, the one where we're so busy and exhausted taking care of everyone else that we don't take time to care for ourselves, I'm going to strive to regain a bit of the old me. The me who got overly dolled up for nights out, and primped, curled, powdered and polished every week. The me who wore vintage seamed stockings and changed her hairstyle with the seasons. The confident Vintage Bombshell me.


I don't know who the glamorous creature in this estate sale photo is, or what the occasion was, but I love the way she simply oozes grace and confidence. And that's something we can all aspire to, whatever our chosen style.

7 comments:

Robin Thomas said...

Happy Birthday Holly! I wish I had my feet on the ground and my hands firmly grasping the all elusive creativity at your age. Well done, girlfriend. Enjoy, celebrate and be shiny!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday Holly. You're going in the right direction--you -'ll love the 30's--you'll really get comfortable in your own skin.

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday! You'll love being 30, I promise you. I feel like now that I'm in my 30s (32) I really know myself and am so much more comfortable with myself. I love your resolutions, and I need to really try and stick with that last one as well -- remembering how I used to love getting dolled up, etc. Thanks for the reminder!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday! I cant wait to see your new look! I think the 30s will be your best years yet--- no more searching and wondering what your life should be/what you should do--- you've got it all going on now, so now you can enjoy it!
Happy crafting!H

Brigid said...

Happy birthday, dollface! You're so inspiring. I bet you'll rock your 30s!

DrJulieAnn said...

Happy Birthday! You'll LOVE your 30's. As Diane said, you really get to feel comfortable in your own skin.

Your vision of who you want to be sounds fantastic!

Adrian said...

Happy Birthday Holly!