Yesterday was my day of birth, AKA the best day to open your Facebook notifications. I gotta say it was one for the books. I'm sad for it to end really, which technically I still have two more birthday outings so its not over just yet right??? But really, I want to soak in this birthday as much as I can. I always get anxious around birthdays, and while this year was filled with its usual pre-birthday jitters (is this normal?), I can honestly say everything was super amazing. I spent the day with great friends near and far.
My heart truly is content and my mind is at ease.
I partially attribute these feelings to really loving 27. I've got a new comfort in own skin that seems to have evolved the past couple of days. I got to thinking about why this birthday was so different than my last. The night before my 26th I bawled my eyes out. I realized - my mid-twenties were actually quite volatile - jam packed with crazy ups and downs squished in with a few dramatic life changes. A long distance relationship, moving cities, a new job, Getting engaged!! Wedding planning my brains out, getting hitched, then building our first home. The transition of marriage... All rewarding things, but of course coming with their own challenges. A labor of love if you will. All of these events in our life led up to this moment of feeling more settled. The next couple of years we get to JUST BE. And I am so grateful for that.
So I thought it only fitting to write "Bon voyage mid-twenties" on my cake - you know to really soak in this new comfort and quiet. It's gonna be a great year.
Here are some pictures of the day. Cheers to birthdays and loving life :)
This girl knows the way to my heart, showing up with decorations!
My honey. Grilling up a storm for me.
Got lots of flowers this birthday :) including some from my Austin crew. Love those people.
Jenn and Baby Molly!
I made a good wish! Over and out.