Wednesday, August 8, 2012


I have been packing up the last days left in my thirties tucking them in my memory box. All of these moments and emotions not leaving anything behind. The sweet and the bitter becomes all tangled up. Even though I would love to compartmentalize each memory but there is no logic to it. These memories need to be together not separated for they have allowed me to get here. Getting to know myself has been the most amazing journey but my mind is eager to grasp unto some more.

I've gone back to read a few of my post... I am taking inventory of all the lessons learned. So many confessions so much rawness and of course a heavy dose of vulnerability. I see myself being sculpted and chiseled the transformation has taken years but I like the woman I see in front of the mirror. This version of self is stronger, a bit wiser, patient and for those and many other reasons we should welcome each birthday with grace.

Last year I wrote :
Thirty nine feels good...
I wish to wear and live it loud and proud...
I feel lucky and so very blessed to be here...
Tonight and underneath this moonlit sky...

I welcome thirty nine...

And I did just that. I traveled like never before I established new relationships that I know will last a lifetime. Met friends from each corner of this nation. Began projects that I thought were impossible. Let go... Yes, I let go of things, situations and people that were no longer productive in my life. My dreams became more ambitious and I was not intimidated by them.  Feeling quite capable I now proclaim...


I've lived this year quite loud and proud.

Have a great week peeps can't wait to share the images of the upcoming weekend.


  1. such a cool post Adriana! the big 40 is just two days away and I cant believe we will be together! you look GREAT! ;)

  2. Very cool. The wall of photos representing and honoring you and your day is fantastic idea as well as reminder of how each memory is part of the whole. Hope you have/had a wonderful day.

  3. Great reflection and beautiful photos. :) Have a happy and blessed 40th birthday!

  4. What a cool collection of photos.
    Te veo prontito.

  5. Beautiful post, but are you saying you are 40? I´m not sure if I´m mixing my english. you look like 28

  6. just discovered your blog and I love it! I'm your newest follower - hope you can check me out too! xo

  7. Lovely post! I hope this next year will be just as amazing for you! :)

  8. Oh and I'm your newest follower over from First Day of Your Life. :)

  9. Feliz feliz cumpleaƱos... yo tengo 40!!!
    agarrate, que ahora empieza lo bueno ;)

  10. Oh wow...I just followed as well!

    I thought, as I read your, it's like you are describing my last years in my 20's! Turning 30 has been I know that turning 40 will be even better.

    May your 40's be better than your 30's! #

    Blessings on you


  11. --Dear A.
    the universe is much more BEAUTIFUL with you inside of it. Xxxx

    Happy Birthday.

  12. Adriana you inspire me so much, I agree with myinnnerchicks comment!Happy Birthday in advance! May this year as 40 be glorious and beautiful for you xxxx

  13. I am thankful for you & for your post <3 Thanks for linking up with me at First Day of My Life!

    You are SO inspirational, hope you know that. Enjoy your beautiful forties!!

  14. I'm jumping on over from the Exposure 99% blog hop and I have to say I am glad I did. I absolutely LOVE your pictures! I will definitely be back often.

    Oh and don't sweat the 40's - its just another number. It's what you make of it that counts.

  15. I love this post.I felt this way when I hit my 30s I told myself that once I hit 30 my life is going to change…and let me tell you it did. I started following you today on the networkedblogs site and was hoping you would follow me back. I am also here from the Exposure 99.

  16. Moving post, Adri. <3 In so many ways it's truly been a wonderful year. Blessed to have met you. xoxo

  17. Happy Belated 40th!! Welcome to the club. Sigh.


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