I have a very dear, lifelong friend who is just about the most fabulous, fashionable lady you would ever meet in your entire life. She wears gorgeous flowy garments, calls people “dahling”, has the most extensive large-sunglasses collection I’ve ever seen, and takes the cake with a gorgeous accent that throws every woman near her into a sort of gray-rainy-day light. I ADORE her, and she’s been a total grown-up-lady-icon my entire life as she is about 20 years my senior. I learned about stilletos, canapes, and which skirts “you just can’t wear undies with” from her. And, when I got old enough, we would sip wine together on her back patio and discuss “life darling”. Inevitably though, each time dinner would roll around, I would ask for milk with my meal and cast aside my wine glass. She would always laugh and say, “Oh darling, you are but a woman child yet”. I’m 32 this year, and that phrase STILL utterly describes me – I just thought all this grown up lady stuff was going to be so much easier.
Jamie loves being in her 30’s, and writing about herself in the third person. She believes life is pretty easy when you like almost everything. She is a born and raised Texan, hates the local weather, loves the local food, and thinks there should be more bike lanes in the Northern DFW area. Jamie treasures family, books, food, outside, and love. She also really likes to write, and her amazing cousin, Jelly, allows Miss Jamie’s musings to be slapped on her blog as well. If you want to read more stuff, check out Jamie’s weekly guest posts on “I’ll Sleep When They’re Grown” blog every Thursday under the title “Confessions from my Cousin”, or you can check out stuff she and her Benjamin like to say to each other here, at Ben&Jamie Conversations.