January 16, 2012

On that thing called age....and a little happy birthday

One of my best friends is turning a "milestone age" today.

While most people have come to know me through this blog, you may also feel like you know her. Stefania's presence has always been on Not A Model through her fantastic photography and our ridiculous photo shoots. While she probably would prefer if I didn't publicly embarrass her with a "Happy Birthday" post, I can't help it. When we were discussing this milestone birthday, she was a bit apprehensive about it.

First off, I don't tolerate people who don't embrace their birthdays.

I said, in some words or another, "Don't be one of those people who dread growing older, and obsess over a number. There is so much to look forward to; it can only get better."

I believe that every year is another opportunity to learn something new, to try something new and to grow. No matter what age you are turning, the gratitude should come from being able to live, breathe and see what another year can bring.
(I know, I know, come and talk to me in a few months when I turn the same age.)

I know she'd kill me if I pasted a giant photo of her under this post, so instead you'll find a mini-collage with a variety of our photo shoots spanning over the last five years. She's always been a great supporter of my blog and I want to wish her the happiest of days today.

So here's to you miss - I can't wait to see what trouble we get in with the next 25. xx


  1. For me it is not that I am getting older that gives me the most anxiety, it is the fact that time just seems to be flying by. I still think of us as those kids at OLF, yet we are turning 25!
    Sgams, I always remember you as being the most creative one in our class! You had the best art projects all the time! It was only fitting that you became such a great photographer! Happy Birthday! Hope it is a great one!