Twenty-five, I loved. Twenty-six sounded okay. Today I turn twenty-seven. Twenty-seven is just not a number I want to be for a year. I might just have to lie this year and say I am twenty-six...next year I will jump to twenty eight (my golden birthday).
In my 26th year (in no particular order):
- The first thing that comes to mind, even though it's not most important, is that I finally conquered the stick shift. Huge accomplishment for me! I was sure I would die not knowing how to drive one.
- I did something I never said we would do (again)...we got a dog...and kept her.
- I ran 2 10K's and a 10 mile race...the 10 mile being the hardest thing I have EVER done in my life...yes, even harder than having two of my three kids without drugs or epidural.
- I learned that change isn't such a bad thing...but I still don't like it. :-)
- I watched my sister become a Mom to another boy, from a distance and so wished I was closer.
- I witnessed my baby brother marry the love of his life...and then, a few months later, got the news that he is going to be a daddy.
- I got, not one, but two tattoos...and will get another.
- I learned what I am really made of.
- I experienced a friendship that I never thought I would find in anyone other than my sister...the best news is that she likes to run and she lives right next door.
- I found something in my marriage that I was searching for and I love him more than ever.
- I actually know what trusting God feels like.
- I cut up my credit cards.
- I crashed another car...I always made fun of my Dad for totaling so many vehicles...I am catching up.
- I got a job at walmart...and then 4 months later called in and quit.
- I am no longer a full time stay at home mom.
- I landed a job doing what I love to do and I am pretty darn good at it.
- I still don't have any cavities.
- I became a brunette, but I do think blondes still have more fun. :-)
- I danced the night away and loved it.
- I have a vehicle and no car payment
- I slipped to lower middle class but feel rich.
- I had the wind knocked out of me but learned how good it feels to breathe again.
- I did not become pregnant, have a child, or breast feed a child...it hasn't happened since my 20th year of life. :-)
- I learned to let go.
- I was blessed over and over and over...
- I was taught what being content feel like.
Here's to twenty-seven!