Dec 8, 2011

24

As much as I bemoan getting older, there's no stopping my birthday from coming and going. 23 was a beautifully turbulent year (yes, I'm laying on the drama pretty thick). The months leading up to my exit from the corporate world were rough. There was so much uncertainty and doubt about whether I could succeed in this industry (not that the doubt has completely disappeared now). My birthday usually turns me into a grumpy pessimist and grumpy overall, because I reflect and wonder what the hell I've accomplished in the past year. This year, I'm going to look forward and embrace what's to come.

J got me this beautiful (and man is it beautiful!) 27'' iMac because he knew I needed a computer that didn't take a full minute to render an edit. Yes, I am spoiled and incredibly lucky. The funny thing about these photos is that they make my desk look neat and uncluttered, but what you don't see is the floor and the tables to the left and right where I've discarded all of the junk that was on my desk. ;)


Coffee, flowers, inspiring photography books... these things will, of course, always have a place on my desk.

Well, I'm off to enjoy the day!

33 comments :

  1. happy birthday my lovely friend :) it's going to be a great year, I can see the ball rolling already. looking forward to a visit from you to our new home in the south and many skype dates to come! xoxo

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  2. great! happy birthday alice... beautiful little corner to work with!

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  3. Happy Happy Alice! Was it the 7th? That is both of my parents' birthdays. Mine is in two weeks! :) Beautiful shots and congrats on the new computer!

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  4. Happy birthday Alice! I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and friends!

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  5. ill already texted and fb-ed you, but I guess I might as well join the crowd here to wish you a happy birthday! See yah soon grams :)

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  6. Happy Birthday! what a great gift from J!

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  7. Wow, mac 27"! what a nice piece of art you got! I got the same one too! Enjoy!

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  8. Ey, I also use a 27" iMac. Awesome for photo editing. You're gonna need more than one external hard drive I'm sure haha. Still in the early part of your twenties. It's all good!

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  9. what a fantastic gift! and the flowers are so lovely, too. happy, happy birthday!

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  10. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your time. And congrats on the new setup.

    24. That was a looong time ago... :(

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  11. A dream gift! Happy birthday! :)

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  12. ei! i've been following your flickr and blog for quite a while, turns out that we share the same birthday! Happy birthday to you! :)

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  13. Happy birthday, Alice. Lovely hydrangeas!

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  14. Alice, happy birthday! All the best!

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  15. What a great present! Chris got me something similar for my birthday when we were in college and I was spending a lot of time in the campus computer labs editing -- all that extra screen space is so killer!

    And I can sooo relate to the drama overkill. I've began the descent into my LATE 20's (what!) and every year, the drama just gets layered on thicker and thicker... Chris is 5 years older than me, though, so I get no sympathy, hah. Anyway, Happy Birthday!!

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  16. Happy Birthday! I'm sorry I'm just a silent follower of your blog, but I still visit every day :)

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  17. Happy Birthday Alice! Thats an awesome birthday gift. All the best for the future years, and ps your still really very young! :)

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  18. i adore your little work station! happy birthday! =]

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  19. happy happy birthday, alice dear! I hope 24 is as magical as your desk space ;-p

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  20. Happy Birthday! I love the look of your work space!
    --Ciara :)

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  21. whoo hoo! happy birthday, alice! i'm so glad i got a chance to meet you this year -- here's hoping i get to go to NYC and see you this upcoming year. :)

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  22. Happy Birthday Alice & here's to an amazing 24th year :)

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  23. Happy Birthday! It is so inspiring to see someone who is just a year older than me leaving the corporate world behind and following their dreams. It gives me hope that mine could work out too! So glad you've shared those experiences with us all. Hope you're birthday and your next year is wonderful!

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  24. Happy birthday Alice!

    I really like your desk, the fresh flowers and the pictures on the wall. Everything is perfect!

    Lisa
    www.silkchocolate.blogspot.com

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  25. happy birthday!!! hope you had a great one ;)

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  26. Happy Belated Birthday Alice! Your new workspace looks wonderful! Happy editing! :)

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  27. a belated happy birthday, Alice! hope your day was wonderful and you enjoyed it. :)

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  28. What a brilliant boyfriend you have! Such a sweet gift, and your space looks magnificent. (PS. you don't have to feel old just yet... I've now hit 25 and can no longer class myself in the "early 20s". NO!)

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  29. happy (belated) birthday alice!! i love your positive outlook on the future :) you're going to do great things. you're too talented.

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