chantal stone photography: the blog

November 14, 2007

Thoughts on my birthday eve…

Filed under: Personal — chantal @ 11:59 am

It’s 11:30pm on the eve of my birthday as I write this, and I can honestly say that I am the most excited for this birthday than I have ever been…ever. It’s been a fantastic year, and I have a fabulous life, and when I look around at all of my many, many blessings, I am overwhelmed. And the best part is, I know that this is only the beginning.

Who doesn’t love their birthday, right?—the cake, presents, the attention. But past birthdays have very often been bittersweet for me. As excited as I get for having a day all about me, I always felt…I don’t even know the appropriate word…almost like something was missing…maybe disappointment in myself. My entire life I have wanted to be a professional photographer. But for far too long I have allowed too many things get in the way of making this dream come true.

Sure, I have a lot to be happy for: an incredible husband and the best marriage I could ask for, three amazing children who absolutely make my life more fulfilled than I could have ever imagined, friends, a great home, great health. And now I can add to that list my own wedding and portrait photography business with a very promising future.

(25 minutes later)

…Ok so I was all in the mood to write something very emotional and cathartic about how meaningful things are and yadda yadda yadda…Seinfeld came on. Now all I want to do is laugh.

So I’m turning 35, and I’m happy 🙂 Yay for me!



  1. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! I wish you health, happiness, & Tons of Success….


    Comment by Deb @ "For You" E.C.C. — November 15, 2007 @ 7:59 am | Reply

  2. Happy birthday Chantal. Its nice to hear someone speak positively about aging. May you get all that you dream of 😀

    Comment by DAVE ID — November 15, 2007 @ 9:07 am | Reply

  3. Thanks so much!!

    Comment by Chantal — November 15, 2007 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

  4. Happy birthday, Chantal!!! 35?! I thought that you were about 25! 😉

    Comment by paul — November 15, 2007 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  5. *ahem*… Paul, you stole my line! I was gonna say that…. Chantal, I hope you enjoy your special day, and many more to come.. (laugh) I remember when you were only 19!

    Comment by ure biggest fan — November 15, 2007 @ 5:52 pm | Reply

  6. happy birthday dork!

    Comment by shane — November 16, 2007 @ 9:59 pm | Reply

  7. OMG I cant believe I didnt wish you happy birthday yet! so HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope it was great.

    Comment by Sebastian — November 18, 2007 @ 7:20 am | Reply

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