Today I turn 28. Yep. Twenty. Eight. Wow. I feel so old, in the blogging world, and in the real world. When I was younger and thought of where I would be at 28, it is not where I am today. But, I’m ok with that.
Sure, sometimes I feel like I’m “behind” as I watch babies, weddings, and engagements flood my Facebook news feed. Sure, I let then “when are you getting married??” remarks get to me sometimes. But when I am really honest with myself, I like where I am in life. I wouldn’t change a thing. So back off society. I’ll do what I want when I want to. ;]

(My favorite birthday-related photo, my cousin and I on her birthday.
Don’t I look happy in my lop-sided over-sized turquoise bow?)

On another note, in honor of my birthday all birthday cards in my shop are 50% off!

Only $2.00 per card with no quantity limit. Stock up now so you don’t have to worry about getting a last minute card next time! Enjoy! xo JA

  1. Gina 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday Julie! I sometimes feel old in the blogging world too. So many people out there have babies when they’re in their early 20s…..it freaks me out =). I hope you have an amazing day and year. xoxo

  2. Lovely! And yay for sales.
    Love the photo.

    Happy Birthday! 🙂

    p.s. – is there an ‘ideal’ age in the blogging world that I’ve not heard of yet? ha.

  3. dana @ wonder forest 5 years ago

    Yay happy birthday friend!!!!! I turned 28 this year too and felt super old haha. It’s not so bad though… just don’t ask me how old I am in 2 years. You are at an awesome place in life, be proud 🙂 and have the bestest birthday ever!
    xo dana

  4. hahah YOU ARE FINE lady. I don’t know why you feel old at all… (I know I’m younger than you) but not everyone in the blog world has babies at 20. 🙂
    I mean I am married… which makes me feel like a total weirdo in Seattle.

    but anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

  5. Shannon 5 years ago
  6. Christie Cottage 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday!

    You may not look happy in that picture, but you sure are cute!


  7. Jenny Holiday 5 years ago

    ahhh no worries…life has a plan for all of us! 🙂 Have Fun and enjoy each chapter! 🙂

    Happy Birthday!! 🙂

  8. The Egg 5 years ago

    happiest birthday!!!

    xothe egg out west.

  9. Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday Love! And kudos with being happy with where you are in life, you are right where you need to be. 🙂

  10. Tia 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday Julie! 🙂

  11. Happy Birthday! 🙂

  12. Violet D. 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Julie! =) xo

  13. Dawn 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Julie!! You should definitely be proud of where you are at in life, and what you have accomplished…SO FAR. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful, fantastic birthday!!

  14. Erin Ward 5 years ago

    happy birthday:)

  15. whitbnimble 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday! I just turned 30 and I’m certain it’s gonna be my best year yet. I don’t understand the comment, “I feel old in the blogging world.” ??? I blog, and I feel young, spry, and like I have a lot to offer the blogerverse. I’m thankful that there are blogs out there written by women of every age. You’ve got experience to share! Hope you have a great day. ^^

  16. Kelsea Echo 5 years ago

    Happy birthday!! This post made me happy. Especially the second paragraph. I’ve been getting quite a bit of the “are you engaged yet?” stuff lately… and seeing a lot of people around me getting married. I go back and forth some days, but most of the time I’m so happy I’m not married/having kids yet. Loving life as it is. =)

  17. Yanxia Luo 5 years ago

    Happy birthday! A lot lot… sales!

  18. Samantha Zinn 5 years ago

    Happy birthday Julie! I thought you were 23-25 years old- you look so young and pretty 🙂
    Your greeting cards rock, I added them to my must-have list 🙂

    Hope you have a nice day! x

  19. BCshutterbug 5 years ago

    This is late, but Happy Birthday! I am in the same state (though a few years older) where sometimes it bothers me that I seem to be lagging behind other. Enjoy your life the way you want to enjoy it. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! 🙂

  20. Chelsea 5 years ago

    Happy late birthday!! hope it was amazing!

    I kinda had a freak out with my birthday last month and I’m only 24. I think it’s really freeing to realize that you don’t have to keep a timeline. Suck it, society.

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