23 years

Yesterday, on January 11th 2016 I turned 23. This is the first birthday that I can remember that I celebrated in Paris, in the city I was born in on January 11th, 1993 at 7:25pm. It was a very simple day as I had an exam the next day.

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I woke up, made cookies, watched Netflix, got my nails done, went to the building where I was born in. I was born at home. I then, came home, made myself a cake, relaxed, watched One Tree Hill and studied.

A lot of people wished me happy birthday. A lot of friends and family. In the family, my father wished me happy birthday, Sue texted me and we face timed for 5 minutes, Harley wrote on my Facebook, “Happy Birthday Flora!!! I want to take advantage of your birthday to celebrate you and reflect on your life and evolution from girl to young woman. Every year you become a deeper and more complete version of yourself. Last year, moving to Paris and starting at the Sorbonne were a huge accomplishments. I hope that this new year brings you more growth and new adventures, love and joy. I am very proud of who you are becoming. All my love, H” Hearing that he is proud of me made me so happy because I have always wanted to make him proud of me because of how he raised me. Eli wrote me an email.

I feel so lucky to have so many people who love me and take care of me. So many great friends. I have an amazing life and it got better last year when I decided to move to Paris and all my dreams came true.


About Flora Cross

21 year old actress and teacher. Born in Paris and raised around the world. Have lived in Panama, Haiti, Ukraine, Argentina, Israel, New York, and Los Angeles for the last nine years. Want to become a teacher for children with special needs. Loved education and life. Loves literature music and anything artistic. Moving to Paris. Favorite Musicians: Janis Joplin, The Civil Wars, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Adele, The Pretty Reckless, Birdy, Bastille, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Macklemore, Idina Menzel, Avicii, A Great Big World, Passenger, Pink and The Beatles. Flora played the lead role of Eliza in the 2005 film Bee Season, opposite Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche and Max Minghella. She auditioned for the part shortly before moving to Argentina, where she was living when offered the role. Her next role was playing the eccentric daughter of Jennifer Jason Leigh's character in director Noah Baumbach's critically acclaimed Margot at the Wedding. In the film she worked alongside actors Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, John Turturro, and fellow teen actor Zane Pais. Flora plays the co-starring role of Cynthia in the upcoming film "Chlorine" (currently in post-production), written and directed by Jay Alaimo. The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio as Cynthia's troubled parents, and Ryan Donowho as her eccentric brother.
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