I am 27 today

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.  

I am 27 today: things I have learned for the last 27 years of my life | via The Spirited VioletI am 27 today: things I have learned for the last 27 years of my life | via The Spirited VioletI am 27 today: things I have learned for the last 27 years of my life | via The Spirited Violet

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 🙂 .

This is what 27 looks like.  Happy birthday to me…happy birthday to me!

  • Happy Birthday!

  • Happy Belated Birthday!

  • Happy belated birthday! It was so great to celebrate with you this weekend!

    • It was so much fun! Jenna did a great job setting that up. I love getting to know you ladies and spending time with you!!

  • Happy Belated Birthday! I had forgotten our birthdays were so close! We’re almost exactly a year apart!

    • Happy belated birthday to you too!!

      It is crazy right? We were driving home from Florida a few months ago talking to Devin and I was like: “hey Devin, did it ever occur to you that if my adoption had been known to family that Robyn and Robert totally could have been the ones raising me?” It was so crazy to think about how different things could have been if it had been open. I’m just very happy I have the connection now!

  • Happy birthday and all the best on your goals this coming year:)

  • Happy happy 27th birthday beautiful!!

  • eliz frank

    Happy Belated Birthday Blessings to you Autumn! I wish you many more birthdays filled with love4, bliss and blessings! 🙂

    • Thanks Eliz! I can already tell it will be a great year!