Birthday 2017

May 1, 2017


Past a certain age, birthdays become less about turning older and more about celebrating the presence of the people you have standing steadfastly in your life. At least, that is how I look at it.

With this as the second birthday I got to celebrate since moving to New York City and with the day falling fortuitously on a Friday, I wanted to take the entire weekend to spend time with and appreciate those who’ve made such a positive impact on me in this city. From arriving here alone to picking up unexpected friendships along the way and even renewing the bonds I left behind on the other side of the country, I look back at this past year still full of amazement at how much I’ve grown all because of the people I have met and can call my friends.

I don’t think they even realize this, but they’re the ones who taught me how to see through empty words and to finally recognize that promises are just letters of the alphabet strewn together if not followed up by action. They’ve shown me that true friendship, true love is a two-way street that involves making effort, equal taking and giving, loyalty and reassurance in sickness and in health, in distance and in intimacy. These are the people who make me better, to look past the materialistic. They’re the ones who seize my imagination, who urge me to chase the wild, to create what has yet to be created. They’re the ones who get me out of bed each morning, who fill my weekends with inspiration, who leave me dreaming of endless possibilities. When I’m spinning in black space, they’re the ones who create explosions with constellations to shine my way back to the light. They’re the ones who remind me that no closure can still be a kind of closure, who urge me to believe in better things, to believe in my journey. And for them, I am eternally grateful. Here’s to another birthday: another year older, another year wiser, another year appreciating.

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Photos:  Reggy Vil


  • Reply VivaciousWish May 1, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Happy birthday Gorgeous. Every year is new and different. Hope coming one one is filled with more awesome things for you.

  • Reply Vanessa Ciliberto May 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    these photos are great


  • Reply Erica May 1, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Hope you had the happiest of birthdays dear! And wishing you all the best for a new year up ahead 🙂


  • Reply youthofthesun May 1, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Happy Birthday! Great photos!

  • Reply andathousandwords May 2, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Happy birthday babe! Love these photo’s.

    X merel

  • Reply Jeanne May 2, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Happy birthday! I recently celebrated my birthday as well and feel the same – appreciating all the people who have shown me love and friendship. <3

  • Reply Adele Miner May 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Ah you look stunning in these, such gorgeous pictures! Happy Birthday also!! You have the loveliest little blog here by the way, well done on all your hard work with it pretty lady! x

  • Reply Vivian Yuen May 3, 2017 at 3:42 am

    So lovely that you’ve met people who keep you inspired and positive! Happy belated birthday~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Reply Isabel Robertson May 3, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Happy birthday!! Love this post and the photos are stunning!

    Bella x

  • Reply Shivangi May 9, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday Love!! Hope you had a great day!! You look so pretty!! <3 I loved reading your post!! Keep inspiring, always!! <3

  • Reply todaysouhaila May 16, 2017 at 10:26 am

    a late happy birthday to you ,wish you all the best ,mine is on the 18th of May x

    • Reply josephine June 29, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Thank you love!!! Happy belated birthday!

  • Reply Marianne June 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Where are your boots from? Just found this blog! Love it

    • Reply josephine June 22, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you! They’re from Zara! 🙂

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