Today is my birthday. I don’t know about you, but on my birthday I like to look back, to reflect on the decisions I’ve made or the way I’ve been living for the past year. A lot can happen in a year, both good and bad, and it’s always interesting to think, “Wow, I had no idea that was coming. ”  Am I the only one who does this?

In the next year I am planning some changes. I’d like to move to another area, an area that doesn’t get as hot, so the mountains or the ocean are the directions I’m thinking about. I want to do more with my photography side business and I’d love to go back to school.


I already wear SPF every day, but I’d like to take it a step further and make a point of wearing a hat when I’m exercising outside, something I haven’t done as much as I should. Although, I do wear a hat when I float on the creek.

I want to get back into a regular running routine, one that I can manage, because I know that it’s the form of exercise that truly works the best for me. I want to make yoga a regular part of my life again, because a loss of flexibilty is the first step toward becoming truly old. I don’t mind being older, but I do not ever want to be old.


Blue Canoe Organic Yoga Top

natural-medium-brown-hair-color-michelleAnd I’m going to color my hair. I have been going the natural route or the highlight route, but I think it’s time to get rid of these grays. I want to blend, not change my color. I spend too much time in the pool and my highlights are suffering for it.  Also, who has time for constant grow-out maintenance?  I’m looking for something simple to use and to maintain.


If you happen to be reading this on your birthday, then happy birthday to you, too!



Creek image: Michelle Smith
Yoga top image: Blue Canoe Organic
Hair color image: Light Mountain Natural Color & Conditioner