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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Another milestone

Florence 17 Marzo 1981
2011 is a big year for me: new job, new home, getting married and to add to the lot, today I turn 30. 
Perhaps it hasn't hit me (yet), but  (in case it does) I've decided to put "on paper" all the GOOD things about turning 30 and all the reasons to embrace my thirties:

I can now say that being a grown up feels exactly the same way it did when I was 20.
"Grown-ups" are a myth

Still no white hairs in sight

I LOVE my job and do exactly what I like

I share my birthday with ITALY'S 150th birthday! 17 March 1861 Italy becomes a united nation. If I were in Italy today, it would be national holiday!!

If I really, really wanted I could afford to buy fur and diamonds (ok.. very little ones)

Vividly remembering  being 12 and thinking 30 was PROPER old. Now knowing exactly what my goddaughter thinks of me, and how wrong she is

 I may soon have things like nieces,  brother in laws and a husband. I use to love those words as a kid and was so jealous I didn't have any

This is the decade I could become a fashion director and own a walk-in-wardrobe

I have friends I have known and loved for half of my life time. Now those are good friends

As I told my friend Claire when she turned 30: if they ever happened to be in fashion, we could wear gray knee length skirts and definetly not look like  we're in our school uniforms

Opening the letter that my friend Sere and I wrote to our 30-selves  ten years ago

My advice now comes with some level of experience (oh my god I am old, that's something my dad would say)

In reality, all the really exciting things of life are just about to start...

A few hours old



Happy Birthday to all of you born on March 17th around the world!


37 comments:

Jasmin said...

happy birthday! this is a lovely post. and it's my birthday too! :) x

Scatafashion said...

che bel post!
Tanti auguri Laura!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! xxx

Annalisa said...

Buon Compleanno Laura!! Ti auguro il meglio!
Annalisa

Mandy said...

Lovely post. I'm 33 and have to say that I enjoy being in my 30's! I'm married with 3 children, finally doing a job I love, although juggling everything is really hard. I seem to have also found my style (with your help!) and know what suits me, the only thing I would swap for my 20's is my skin...all over! eeeww
Have a great day and decade X

Anonymous said...

Ciao Laura! Inannzitutto, tantissimi auguri di buon compleanno! Ormai seguo il tuo blog da tempo e volevo farti i miei complimenti :-)
Avrei solo una curiosità: tu ora vivi a Londra, vero?
Audrey

mami said...

happy birthday to my VSD: Very Special Daughter!!!mami
W Italia & W Laura!!!..

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Laura!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! And happy St. Patrick's day too!

loveaudrey said...

What a fabulous post! Happy Birthday.

I have a couple of years left of my twenties but I'm looking forward to embracing my thirties. I'm getting married this year too and I can't wait to describe my boyfriend of 8 years as 'my husband'!

Loveaudrey xxx

Shopgirl said...

Happy Birthday!!!! :)

Chiara said...

Happy Birthday! I truly admire the elgance and positivity with which you embrace this important birthday! and i think it's wonderful that you wrote a letter to yourself 10 years ago, maybe I will do the same...
Chiara
PS: you look so much like your mum!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Laura - love your little anecdote today, all so true.
30's are fab - so welcome to the club xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Laura - love your little anecdote today, all so true.
30's are fab - so welcome to the club xx

Anonymous said...

Feliz cumpleano. It explains now why I enjoy reading your blog, I'm a fellow pieces, 14th March.

Fashionable Tiger said...

Happy Birthday! Love the pics of your parents and you look so like your mum - have a great day xx

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy 30th Laura!
You've been such an inspiration to me over the past year. I hope you know how wonderful you are! Take it from someone who turned 40 recently that age is relative. If you feel young that's what you'll be! Have a brilliant day!

Baci, Rini x

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Laura - Hope you have wonderful day and decade.

Laura58 said...

Buon compleanno dall'Italia in festa!

pelininstyle said...

Happy birthday to you:)
You are lovely!
www.pelininstyle.com

Lindsay said...

Happy birthday - what a lovely post!

Anonymous said...

Tanti auguri!!!

The Style Box said...

Happy Birthday! You look so much like your mum! Hope you have a wonderful day!

x

amber said...

happy birthday!!! i love your great attitude towards 30 :)

Veebers said...

"Vividly remembering being 12 and thinking 30 was PROPER old. Now knowing exactly what my goddaughter thinks of me, and how wrong she is"

^^^^ This really resonated with me! ^^^^

Happy Birthday, I hope you're having a super special day.

x

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you!

Emmy said...

Happy B-day!!!

Anonymous said...

What great thoughts to approach your 30's with. It's a great decade, take that from someone who's turning 40 this year, has great memories of her 30's and has the experience, friends and family to cherish and share whats coming in her 40's!

Alison said...

A Very Happy Birthday! Loved your post - what did your letter to yourself say? x
PS - Agree with earlier comment - you're so much like your Mum!!!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday! Brilliant post, I'm 30 too and can relate to a lot of the things on your list, sadly I don't have a walk-in wardrobe (yet!)

Natasha said...

Happy Birthday! That's a lot accomplished in a short time!!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Meera said...

Happy Birthday Laura! Hope you're having a fabulous day! Really love your celebratory post today as well as the lovely pics! Happy Birthday X

Darcie said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 30 recently too and yes, there is some more "adult" like feelings at this age.

Anonymous said...

Feliz Aniversario!
Wish you a great decade!
Andrea x

freeflyer said...

con un po' di ritardo tanti auguri da firenze laura!

Elena said...

sono stata lontana dal pc per il ponte italiano, e leggo solo ora: happy belated birthday!!! e buona svolta di decina, da chi l'ha superata 5 anni fa :)

WIT said...

A HUUUUUUGE thank you to all your lovely birthday wishes- I've had the best day and a lot of it thanks to all your kind thoughts. WIT readers rock! xxx

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