Friday, April 13, 2007

Giddyness

Spring flower in the rain first day back in New York.

New York is fantastic. I've been home a day and I'm bubbling over with love for this city. I met up with a bunch of the BBC girls last night at Cowgirl and had a blast. It was so great to see them again!! I find so many of them inspirational in different ways. Several of them, in their mid-30s, are totally rockin' their ages. Strong, confident, sexy, and self-aware. They're awesome.

Speaking of strong, sexy women, that reminds me that I've been meaning to give a shout-out to Dove's Pro-Age campaign. What a phenomenal way to promote the natural beauty of natural women. Thanks Dove!! Finally, a break from our idealized vision of 20-something beauty. Personally, I would never want to be 20 again. Not that 20 wasn't fun, and not that I didn't enjoy it at the time, but I've grown and learned so much in the last decade. Being in my thirties, I feel stronger and sexier and far more open than I ever did in my 20s. Maybe it's just me, but it's a wonderful thing to have the beauty of women of all ages celebrated.

The big excitement of the day was getting my Indian visa. It took a few hours, two trips, and $65, but I finally got it. (Thanks to the girl who came to my aid by lending me a pen not once but twice!). In addition to getting my visa, I stopped by Lululemon and bought another pair of yoga pants (I'm totally addicted) and a long-sleeved black zip-up jacket that I'm going to bring to India to use as a layering piece once I make it to the mountains. It's tricky to plan for this trip because I want to travel light but I'll be going to cities, the beach, and the mountains. And, although it's the hot dry season now, it apparently rains a lot in the mountains.

I'm so excited about my trip I can barely sit still! It has been one of my dreams to travel through India for an extended period of time for at least 10 years. To finally be on the verge of doing it is amazing.

I have to run because I'm meeting Frey and a few friends for dinner in Times Square. God I love being off of work. I'm already way to used to that! Still no new fantabulous name for the blog but I'm letting a few percolate. Keep sending me the suggestions!

3 comments:

Starshine said...

I'm so happy that you are about to realize a long-time dream! very cool. I got your voice message today, but I was on a film set and couldn't pick up. I'll call you soon. :)

I love the Dove ad campaign, too, btw. It makes me want feel affirmed that I am fine as is.

Caledonia said...

Dove's campaign is awesome and I loved the one where they had women with scars and loads of freckles on their faces. I don't like their products much but they deffo get kudos for their real beauty campaign.

Your trip sounds so exciting and I'm heading to Florida in 2 weeks so that's my big adventure for now.

Buttercup said...

Starshine - No problem. You're a busy actress. It comes with the territory. :)

Caledonia - Have a great time in Fl!