Friday, May 19, 2006

A Birthday Thought

At 1:01PM yesterday afternoon, I officially turned 24…24! As I do every year, I took a few minutes to reflect back at the time I’ve spent here on Earth and I can honestly say with all certainty that my life truly does just keep getting better and better as each year passes, and better and better as one more candle is blown out. I’m not sad that in turning 24 my youth is behind me, because I have my adult life to look forward to! I have professional accomplishments to achieve, houses to build, families to make, and a lifetime of experiences to learn from. How can one not be excited about what lies ahead!

For a moment yesterday I thought “Omg I’m 24!” But it was only for a moment because in looking back at my life, I can’t think of a single place I’d rather be, than where I am right now and where I am going in the future. I’m another year older, and another year wiser, and it’s only going to get better from here.

I spent my day celebrating yesterday with friends and family; a spa day with my mom, dinner with my family and Tara, drinks with Erin and Dave, and many phone calls and text messages from those around me that remembered my birthday. It was a low-key day, but a wonderful day. At 24 I didn’t need a big “All About Me” birthday party, I didn’t need a million presents, and I didn’t need a restaurant full of people singing Happy Birthday to me. All I needed was my amazing family, my wonderful girlfriend, my dear best friends, and the meaningful phone calls to make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. And yesterday I really did.

So cheers to another year older! Bring it on 24!


heather said...

Seriously, all day yesterday, I was like this date is something...what is it? Well, hello, it was your birthday!!! Happy Birthday, lady, and I'm glad it was a wonderful day. I will be joining everyone next month in the 24 club...we are getting older and I love it!!
Love you and Happy Birthday.

Erin said...

You have a great attitude, girlie - this is why you're my best friend. =) I always feel so thankful and excited after a birthday, too. Life really does just keep getting better and better. Cheers to that!!

Christi said...

Heather: Thank you very much doll. I love you too!! And I hear that you guys bought a dog. You guys are funny! You haven't been married but 2 weeks and you're already starting your little lives together. You rock!

Erin: You're my inspiration for much of my positive outlook. Never in my life have I met a person who can take any situation she's faced with and leave it with a lesson learned, or a something positive to say about it. You've taught me to appreciate every day I'm alive. Thank you.

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday to you! (Did you get my email yesterday...?) 24 is a great age. I've only had two months' experience, but so far so good! It's nice to know that entering into adulthood isn't that scary, and can actually be really exciting.