Who says you're too old for balloons and cake for your birthday when you're past 40? Who says fluffy skirts and pink flowers are only for little girls who spin in circles and make wishes on petals? This photo is of me last year at 41...that year that you spend feeling like a cross between a 21 year old and a 61 year old, sometimes so free and full of energy yet sometimes so set in your ways and full of appreciation for the little things in life. This now 42 years of life has been one of more blessing than I deserve along with its share of challenges. I want to challenge myself in the coming year to be a little more still in the time that I am not working, to inspire a little more authenticity through my work and to make room to eat a little more cake. My birthday wish is just for the chance to do a lot more of what I love.