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Another Year Already?

Published : 04/16/2017 11:16:37

Another year already?

#YYview on aging 

There I was in front of the mirror looking for a new wrinkle… a new grey hair… a sign that beside the beautiful flowers my husband gave me as soon as I opened my eyes to congratulate me for my birthday, I had become officially one year older. 

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But, am I the only one that doesn’t feel the difference? I know another 365 days has gone by; I can count them by the number of collections I have launched; I see my kids have grown, but if you ask me, I still feel like I’m in my thirties…  maybe late twenties?

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That doesn’t change the fact that whenever I see March come up on the calendar, I always get so excited!  I love to celebrate with my friends and family. I know I will get that once-a-year call from a couple of friends (my all-time friends!), and be extra pampered the whole day by my husband and kids, but then sometimes I think about the birthday logistics, the fact that most of my friends are scattered all over the world, and I end up doing nothing. However, I have had a few birthdays that are really worth remembering.

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My 40th!!!!! OMG! One of the most unforgettable big celebrations I have ever had! (After all, at that time, 40 sounded like a BIG number to me!).  I can’t remember another time when I laughed as much as I did that night; it was one for the books to say the least. We danced and laughed until the sun came up and I can tell you, in that moment, I definitely did not feel as if I were 40!

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Another really special “unique” birthday that I had, is when I went to Asia with my family. They took me out to a surprise dinner on a private kind of “luau” in the back of the hotel, that was simply magical. I had no words, and couldn’t feel more grateful for the opportunity to experience that. This was definitely a moment that I will remember forever. 

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Back to the mirror I concluded than more than a year older, I’m one more year experienced, definitely wiser. I felt so thankful for everything life has given me, but overall that I can continue to be a better person each day. I wasn’t home this year, but the people I chose to celebrate with in Madrid, people who have supported me a lot throughout my career, made me feel like I was. Special guests? Who other than the YY ducky from my latest collection YY Pool Party!

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Although many people dread being another year older, I’d like to think I’m like wine….but a Chateau Margot that is! Cheers to many more.