Friday, December 6, 2013

My 24th Birthday

It's my birthday today.

I'm not planning a wedding. I'm not having children. I don't have my Master's degree. In my mind, 24 has always been this magical number for me. The year when I would really grow up, accomplish all these great things. But sometimes you get to a certain spot and you realize nothing went the way you planned. You haven't done all the things you thought you would have by now. And yet, you wouldn't have it any other way.

The fact is, that maybe 24 isn't a year that's any more magical than the rest. Maybe it's not about my age at all. Maybe it's about making magic every single day, for the rest of my years.

Because even though I'm not doing any of the things I thought I would be doing this year, I am blessed beyond measure with what I am doing and who I am with. I'm dating my best friend, somebody I always adored but never thought I'd get to date. A good man, who treats me so very well. I have a gorgeous new home filled with adorable fur babies who love me. I only have an associates degree and I'm constantly changing my mind about what I want to do for a living because I have two self-started, small, creative businesses that I pour my money and passion into. I'm finding hope and purpose despite my infertility. And last but certainly not least, I'm surrounded by amazing people who love me. Families who have taken me in and loved me like their own. Friends who encourage and support me no matter what I do. And every single day I am reminded of just how lucky I am.


I don't have any plans for today. Just staying home from work (at the insistence of my oh so handsome and loving boyfriend.) I'm planning on doing some crafting. Maybe dinner and a movie with the guy. It will be my most relaxing birthday in years.

Here's to making 24 magical by acknowledging each of these blessings each and every day!

xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!!! I loved your post. I remember during my senior year in highschool I had to write a short paragraph of where I thought I would be and what I would be doing in ten years. I was 18 years old at the time so that meant I would be 28. I wrote that I would be married (check), owned a home (uncheck), working as a school social worker (i have my bachelors but decided to not go for the masters...so uncheck) and I would have all three of my children (definitely uncheck as I am struggling to have one). I am now 30 years old and out of everything on the list, I have done only one of those things and I okay with this :) I have heard before that in order to make God laugh, just tell Him your plans. haha!! Have a great night at home with your sugars!!

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    1. Oh my lanta, I hadn't heard that joke before but I love it! I spend most of my days telling myself that his plans MUST be better than the ones I had; so I can totally imagine him laughing at mine now lol.

      It's funny how we make 5 year plans and 10 year plans, etc. and how back then we never really considered the possibility that life WOULDNT go the way we wanted it to or planned it too haha. That's what we get for being know-it-alls :P

      Thank you so much for your birthday wishes, it was a quaint and lovely evening spent just the way I like :) I hope you're doing well, thanks for reading!

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  2. Yay! Happy birthday beautiful girl. XOXO

    You look so happy....glowing. Hope you have the best day ever.

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    1. Thank you so much Jessah! You are so kind <3

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    1. Thank you so much girl! Did you know your picture next to your blogger comments isn't showing up? It's the standard icon. Where's your pretty face?

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  4. GIRL happy birthday my dear sweet friend! SO CRAZY you're only 14 days older than me! AH!!! Also, you look so hot in that bra. <3

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    1. Thanks Girl! I'm mailing out your Christmas present this week :) I hope you like it!

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