Wednesday, October 01, 2008

One more year


Peeking at Jhoanna's window display at Hudson - Photo by Kristen Doran

There's something different about the age 27, in my mind. 27 seems a lot older than 26. It's officially late 20s. By 27 you expect people to be well on their way to accomplishing things. Uni days left far behind and getting into their careers. My brothers were married and buying houses by this age. Not that I don't feel that I've accomplished enough but there's a certain extra level of self expectation now.

Anyway... that's my round-about way of saying that today is my birthday :) Just like any ordinary work day (I was spoilt by having my birthday always fall on school holidays) but I'm looking forward to Mum & Dad's this evening and my favourite 'hotpot' for dinner :)


Jhoanna's peg bears and other cuties Hudson - Photo by Kristen Doran

60 comments:

andrew said...

happy birthday, lara!

adele said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a good one Lara!

vanou said...

Happy Birthday!

I'll also be turning 27 in 6 days... and it still hasn't hit me. 27... and i still feel like a baby, wasn't high school like yesterday?

jenniferz said...

Happy birthday to you! If you want to be introspective about your life so far, wait until you hit 39 like I did this summer... having 40 looming over me is definitely making me think about things ;)

I wish you all happiness in your 27th year!

Cicada Studio said...

Happy Birthday, Lara! I'd say you're well ahead of the curve! Have a lovely day.

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!

27 is a good age. It's the last time you'll be "n to the n" years old (i.e. 3 cubed). Unless they somehow develop amazing new technology that allows us to live to 256 years old.

Sorry about that - it's the Maths nerd in me.

Jonathan said...

In 9 days, I will leave my mid-twenties and enter my late twenties, just like you. I cannot believe that I'm soon entering into my late-twenties. It's not turning out what I imagined it to be.

katiecrackernuts said...

Have a wondeful birthday. Thus far I think 30 was the best year. It felt like, wow, I'm a grown up, but still cool, and people can see me as a woman of the world. I am 34 now and not sure about the mid-30s and looming late 30s thing. I'm cool with it, it just takes some getting used to.

Amy said...

Happy Happy Birthday Lara! I hope you're having a wonderful day...and you've achieved an amazing amount in my eyes! x.

Michelle said...

Happy birthday! I just turned 39, and I think the 30s have been the best years for me so far. You have much to look forward to!

djjeck said...

Hey, you're Lara Cameron, that one who makes amazing stuff! That's definitely a great achievement ^__^

Christie said...

happy birthday lara! I think that you have done lots with your 27 years :-)

Fer said...

Happy Birthday!!

For 27 you've really accomplished a lot. Just what till your 30's, it's the best!

thetinylittlegirl said...

happy birthday!

i turned 27 in feb, 28 next year eep!
i know what you mean about feeling like you should have accomplished more by now. my bro (who's 25) has bought his own flat and has a proper career.
i dont ;-)

lindsey clare said...

yay, happy birthday! i think 27 is a great number... i'm looking forward to my own 27th next year :)

Hollabee said...

Happy Birthday girlie! I'm only 1 year and 20 days behind...and Teegs 1 year and 20 days behind me :)

See you soon...got you a prezzie :)

three buttons said...

Happy Birthday!!

teaforbini said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have an excellent day

Jhoanna said...

Happy Birthday Lara! I think 27 is a marvelous number and you have achieved so much already! At 32, I can honestly say it just keeps getting better and better :-)

Thanks so much for visiting my little show and posting up some pics. More Peggies in your gorgeous fabric are in progress :-)

CurlyPops said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day..

amy.gunson said...

I think you've done amazing things at 27! Happy Birthday!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Lara!

Natasha said...

Happy Birthday!

Jason said...

Happy Birthday. 27 is great...and so will be 28, 29, 30 and the rest!

Emma said...

Happy birthday!

I just had my birthday too, so I was always lucky to have it in school holidays as well ;)

monda-loves said...

27 - oh so young. I have 5 years on you, just wait to you reach 32! Hope you had a happy Birthday. As for having achieved things, with Ink and Spindle just around the corner, I would say this year will definitely be a year of achievements!

Monda
x

picciolo said...

happy birthday Lara! Hope you have a great day
: )

Lexy. said...

I think that is an awesome stack of achievements for someone who is only 27!

Nearly the end of the day now. Hope it was a great one!

Happy Birthday :)

Heids said...

Happy Birthday - hope you are enjoying you evening.

diana said...

Happy 27th Birthday, Lara. Congrats on all your designing and craftiness thus far, can't wait to see more craftiness in your late 20's and beyond.

Kirsty said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you've had a great day.

Nikki said...

Oh, Lara - 27 is SO YOUNG!!! You have done LOADS and have plenty of time to do even more with your life. Life gets much better as you travel along.

Happy birthday!!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday!! I turn 30 on Sat and am feeling that extra level of 'self expectation' big time!
Hope you had a lovely day!

tiel said...

happy birthday Lara. Enjoy the rest of your day. :) Wow, if I could rewind back to that age and do all the things I've only just started doing.

pmthreads said...

Happy Birthday!

I am 27 as well (and the husband), but only for another two months.

I agree, you have definitely accomplished a lot already. Selling your own fabrics, and you are in the midst of opening a printing shop too!

Think of how many girls dream of being able to do just one of those things someday, many of them older than you. But I know it can be hard to think of our jobs as special sometimes, it is just what we do every day!

handmaiden said...

Happy Birthday Lara,
I think you have done quite alot and manymore years to achieve alot more
Sharon

Jesse said...

Happy birthday! I felt just the same at 27, like I was suddenly older - don't worry, it doesn't last ;)

Hanna said...

Happy birthday! I turn 27 on saturday :)

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! I can't believe that you're ONLY 27 with everything you've already accomplished! Have a wonderful day!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I felt the same way when I turned 27. I'll be 28 in a couple of months though and that doesn't feel ANY different! I hope you have a rockin special day! Here's to many, many more!

Billy said...

Happy birthday! I turned 30 this year and thought this would be a major change. Well...

(and whenever I travel home I love those special things my mom cooks :) I guess we´re never too old to enjoy those little treats!)

grasswire said...

Happy birthday, may the patterns reveal something magical for you this year.

27 is great, wait till you hit your thirties :) And be grateful that you don't work in education - we just got a fresh batch on first year students today and it was, as always, an "oldifying" experience.

renae said...

Happy Birthday!

27 seems young to me now that I'm turning 31 (eek)! Enjoy 27, it's a fun age =)

Threads of Inspiration said...

Happy Birthday! I remember 27, although it was a long time ago. The emotions you describe are exactly what I felt at that age. I have to say it was one of my most difficult birthdays. I just turned 50 last month, and to tell you the truth, it was a piece of cake in comparison. I hope that you know nothing stays the same and life is good!!
Susan

dawn said...

Happy Birthday from STL (St. Louis, MO). The window display looks fantastic! The owl is my favorite!

anne-cecile said...

Happy Birthday!!! I feel the same, I'm turning 27 in 6 monthes...:)

.girl ferment. said...

i will join in,
happy birthday!
xx

caz said...

happy birthday lara!

::{J}:: said...

Wow! Very sweet!

Penny said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Mal said...

happy birthday!!

bamakko said...

oh man you're old! ;) you should be proud :) Happy Birthday!

Lourdes said...

Happy Birthday. I loved my late 20's so much more than my early 20's. I think it is true, that it just keeps on getting better!

muralimanohar said...

Happy Birthday! Twenty seven was scary. Of course, that was before I discovered thirty five. :help:

mikodesign said...

Happy birthday, looks like you achieved already quite a bit! Congratulations

Elissa said...

Hip, Hip, Hoorah Lara! Hope you had a great day!!!
Elissa

Marisa said...

HBD 2 You! Gosh, and I thought that I was supposed to start acting like an adult now that I'm 35. Sheesh! You've got some sky high expectations there. I think at least until you're 30, you need to do nothing except have fun all the time. Paying the house payment is fun and all...don't get me wrong. ;)

Marta MourĂ£o said...

Yay! Happy Birthday! I´m also 27 and it´s a great age ;)

Steve Caddy said...

It's all relative. Which is to say, age is relatively irrelevant. I thought I was too old to learn guitar when I was 18 because I had friends who'd started when they were 9 and 12 and were already so good.

We have friends who are in their late 30s who still aren't sure what they want to do with their lives, who they want to spend them with or where they want to live. Elle MacPherson is still hot at she's 44 for Godsakes!

So long as you take relatively good care of yourself you've got heeeuuuuge amounts of time left (as far as you know - rogue buses and trams notwithstanding). One of the good things about getting older is you start to get this base of cumulative experience going - not expertise or knowledge per se, but a much better intuitive feel for what to do at certain points, a better knack for evaluating risk and an ability to nod knowingly, bite tongues and scratch chins with authenticity. It's good.

Take it as it comes and live each age well, they're all slightly different. I don't care terribly for expectations or life deadlines assigned to age.

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

As my friend would say, "you're on the backside," as in you are on the backside of 20.

1 1/2 months later- hope it was a great day.