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When I grow up…

This past Sunday, I was reading the New York Times and napping, it dawned on me, I want to be like Cynthia Rowley. She’s amazing. She has a great career, a beautiful husband, children who giggle, a lovely home in the coolest city on earth, and a trampoline in the back yard. It’s her favorite thing to do, jumping, she can get as high as 3 stories.

“We do live in a neighborhood where you have to be kind of quiet,” she said. “So we’re out there before school at 8 in the morning, and I’m always saying, ‘Shhh.’ I’m sure someone’s going to complain about the giggling.”

Hmm. I’ve been thinking a lot about the kind of life I want, and the kind of life I have. It’s been a long journey trying to figure out what my passions are, and partially why I’m writing this blog. I’ve been lucky enough to reach my thirties, hopeful, happy and playful, my aspiration at the end of the day, is to live a wonderful life. So that’s why it was so heartwarming to read about Ms. Rowley and her trampoline.


9 comments for “When I grow up…”

  1. What a wonderful life! i love the satorist blog, it’s my fav fashion blog now, more my style! i’m saying goodbye to face hunter/hel looks for now… thanks for the great link!

    Posted by lily | May 1, 2007, 1:15 pm
  2. i see how it is…
    ; )

    (i love the sartialist too…)

    Posted by Jennine | May 1, 2007, 1:29 pm
  3. That is the best photo of her! I really love her style too. Did you ever catch photos of her wedding? I think it was in In Style a couple years ago and she talks about how she did everything backwards - they had kids first, then got married. It looked so laid back and fun. Of course she looked beautiful in her own designed dress. :)

    Posted by coquette | May 1, 2007, 9:37 pm
  4. Very serene blog, very serene thoughts. Seems to me you’re at peace with everything you do. Are you?

    I’m not. Maybe that’s why I find your thoughts fascinating.

    Posted by zakman | May 1, 2007, 9:54 pm
  5. what a lovely post… thank you for sharing your thoughts and this photo! CR’s perspective is so inspiring. makes me want to fill my daily life with a little more whimsy or acrobatics :)

    Posted by cov. in cambridge | May 2, 2007, 8:19 am
  6. wow, i’m really happy that you liked this post. it, actually means alot to me! : )

    coquette~ i didn’t see the wedding photos! but it’s funny how they did everything backwards… totally cool!

    zakman~ that’s soo nice that you find serenity on my blog. you know to tell the truth, like all of us, i have my demons, but i am more at peace now than at any previous point in my life, but it’s been a long journey… so hang in there, if it’s something you really want, you’ll get it!

    c&c! have you tried to do a cartwheel lately? oh dear… i did a few weeks ago, and my friends fell over laughing. i guess it wasn’t that great.
    : )

    Posted by Jennine | May 2, 2007, 9:34 am
  7. Thanks for the reply. I was hoping you’d respond. I’m going thru a rtaher low patch and looking at how to come to terms with certain issues.

    Posted by rk | May 2, 2007, 10:22 am
  8. rk-
    it will pass, rough patches always do… it just never seems that way when you’re in it. but keep hope, and it will work out.
    : )

    Posted by Jennine | May 2, 2007, 11:56 am
  9. how fun. i do adore trampolines…they are so freeing and delightful…coincidentally/funny i just found a fantastic vintage cynthia rowley top this weekend. isn’t it great when you read about another woman’s life that is so inspiring, that there are people that are balencing things, makign it work, enjoying life, keeping it real, the important stuff….aren’t we all looking to find that inner balence that lets us be the happiest version of ‘us’….i think that means pinpointing what you really love in life and being true to that.

    Posted by Bergdorf Girl | May 2, 2007, 10:18 pm

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