My name is a time of change and for the first time in a few years I am seeing routine and normality in my life. I honestly have welcomed it with open arms! I became confident in who I am again and grew out of some of the anxiety I’ve been carrying around the past few years. I keep having to reminder myself I am 27 instead of 26.
This year hasn’t been easy, but it has felt formative.
There were hard things like having someone hit and total my car the week spring semester tuition was due, getting hit again as a passenger in someone else’s car three weeks later, and I grieved my sister’s passing a lot.
However, Atlanta started to feel like home after three years and our house is starting to slow down on how many projects we have. We re-validated our road trip couple status by visiting 7 states- some multiple times. I became a grad student and began studying something I was really passionate about.
I’ve felt a lot of love this past year, I’ve learned a lot, and I’m happy it happened. I like myself and I like the person I am becoming. I’m very aware of my weaknesses, but I’ve learned so much about loving myself too.
For my 27th year, I really want to cross some more things off of my goal list. One of my overall goals for 2015 was to dump anxiety and become more committed to happiness. When I really got into this goal though, I realized it shouldn’t just be a goal for a year, it should be a goal for my life; that is when I decided to re-launch with the message I did. I want year 27 to be a year of making and setting out on health and spiritual goals because I want to keep building this on foundation and I know both make me very happy.
My birthday weekend itself was simple and spent with Devin and a few people from church. We spent most of our morning and afternoon collecting cans for a food bank, ate Mexican food, and then went by my favorite Brazilian bakery for a slice of my favorite piece of cake for the 3rd year in a row. Devin cooked dinner for us and people invited us over for a dessert night + conversation. It was a weekend for the books 🙂 .