It's that time of year again, when all good Sesame Street fans must bid Big Bird a Happy Birthday, as he is now perpetually six again!
And this year, since I share the same birthday as Big Bird, I'm 28. =)
The title of the blog post comes from the fact that when I started in this business, four years ago, I was only 24. And that fact threw so many people, including prospective clients. I was told how young I was! I was told, "Why surely, you're too young to be an agent!" I was told by prospective clients, and I kid you not, "What a baby you are!" And while I am sure that every single person who ever mentioned this was incredibly well-meaning, the idea has gotten stuck in my head that perhaps I will be considered respectable when I turn thirty. Two more years to go!
In the meantime, I'm greatly enjoying the fact that I still look younger than 28 (most times), and so I thought I'd throw up a picture that was taken of me ten years ago, when I was 18. I've shown it to my friend and loyal webmistress, Laurel, who tells me I look all of 13 in it. I feel so loved. =)
The provenance of the picture is June 1999 and it was taken on the last event of our senior week in high school, which was a cruise around the NYC Harbor on the Circle Line. By some freak chance, the World Trade Center is in the background. I'm the one on the far right in the black and white dress. I'm young. And thin. Oh, so very thin. =)