Monday, May 27, 2013

Another year older, another year...wiser?

This weekend (Sunday) was my birthday!

I have decided that this is the year where I will finally have to accept that I am growing up & getting a little bit old. At 24, I can no longer pass for someone who is perhaps still getting their undergrad (even though I've actually been out for over three years). I will have to start learning to plan, period, but especially for my own future-helloooo, 401k & a slowly growing savings account! I've noticed changes in my body and my mind this past year that serve as an ever-growing hint I'm definitely not getting any younger. My friends have begun to scatter and settle into their own little pockets of the world and I'm reminded daily of all the places I've yet to go. Since I did everything else a year early, I'm starting to feel a little entitled to holding my quarter life crisis a year early, too. Am I really where I want to be in life right now? If I continue down this path, will I be happy in another 24 years?

The beauty of a birthday at the beginning of summer, though, is that I don't have to give it all up & figure it out just yet. Sure, I'm no longer spending my summers lounging (translate: working) at a pool & booking it to the bars with patios afterwards, but I can still make this a summer to remember! I don't feel all that much closer to figuring much of anything in life out, but hey, who says I have to? I'm young(ish), I live in one of the greatest cities on earth and I have an amazing family and friends all over the world. Cheers to all the years to come-I know they're going to be incredible!

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  1. Happy Birthday! Hope it turns into a full week of celebrations! xo

  2. Happy birthday! I understand how you feel, no better time than the present to do all of the things that you want to do!

  3. Happy birthday, love! & I know what you mean, a TON of my friends are having babies & getting engaged, it really puts life into perspective. But go out & have fun while you can! It's great that you realized all of this now instead of when you're 35, ya know? So start small, book a vaca or go have a crazy night with the gals in the city (no better place to go crazy than NYC ;) ), but most importantly go have fun!
    xx Corinne

  4. Hope you had a fab fab birthday! You're a baby :) Enjoy the next couple of years because it FLIES! Don't feel pressure to settle down because I definitely did around your age and I'm so happy I didn't.