MY FAVORITE AGE: 9 years old.

9 years old is the perfect a for a girl, I do believe. It was for this girl, anyway.

After the bewilderment of early childhood was over, before the confusions of puberty began.

Instinctively self-confident.

Immensely excited about pretty much everything.

And ROCKING the Dorothy Hamill haircut.

1978. It was a good year for the color mustard, as well…and for that one lazy eye.


I love my life so much these days, and when I am at my very best these days — my very happiest — I sometimes almost feel like I'm 9 again. No better feeling than that.

What was your favorite age? And why?


via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall