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turning 30

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turning 30

coral nail polish, fabric paint, jewels, fruit tart, pink champagne & beloved friends around sara's table made turning 30 the sweetest moment. sara is a woman of many talents- cooking is just one. here is what we we ate. (see pics) i thought i might feel all grown up finally, i don't & have decided to embrace the feeling of littleness. i am acutely aware of what gifts my friends have brought me- laughter, tenderness, courage, beauty & contentment, creativity, loyalty, acceptance, love. I am surrounded by goodness. 

I'm sure everyone has come across steve jobs quotes on blogs, twitter & facebook over the last week- i'm going to join the multitude. These two quotes speak to me of really getting up & living life. Doing things you adore, doing things on a whim, with childlike curiosity.

”Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose… There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

 “None of this (taking a random calligraphy class in school) had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.” – Steve Jobs.

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