So, 40 years old has officially happened..  And you know what? I welcomed it, even if it kind of freaked me out a bit. Mainly because yesterday I was 22 with all if it in front of me, and boom. Here we are. With a sliver of life behind me, and ten lifetimes worth of lessons, experiences, failures, accomplishments and insights. it really did arrive so quickly. I will say that your timing is amazing, because I feel that after the last few years of learning who I am, what I am about, what matters to me, and what I believe in, that I have earned the right to celebrate this milestone. I have lived through the wild freedom of my 20’s, the mindful soul searching of my 30’s and here I am, at the door of 40. The remarkable thing is that I arrive surrounded by incredible friends who give my life such color, laughter, depth, richness and meaning. I have a career that I love, a family business that challenges me, horses that push me to be more than I think I can be, a husband who really works to understand me, and two parents who are everything. I go through this door holding so much in my heart and my hands that maybe for some it would almost feel like too much. For me instead, I carry all of it, with a really grateful heart, and am ready for it. Photo: Soda Fountain Photography 


Photo: Sodafountain Photography // Venue: The Lakewood Chicago   // Floral + Decor: Revel Decor  // Catering: Paramount Events // Entertainment: DJ Catshell of Elan Artists, The Oh Yeahs, BeatMix Music //Invite, Cocktail napkin, Hangover Kit: Smitten Boutique // Flats: Rescue Flats // Hair: Hair By Juan Jose // Makeup: Makeup By Aga

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