Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I am twenty-five years old today. I woke up this morning to my cute husband whispering "happy birthday" in my ear, a funny ass voicemail from one of my best friends, 45 emails notifying me of wall posts on Facebook, and a few texts from friends. 

I hate working on my birthday, but I'm extremely busy with projects this week, so I didn't have the heart to take the day off. luckily, I'll make up for it with dinner at my favorite restaurant tonight with my family. I can't wait! 

I already received my birthday gift from Sean, which was my new zoom lens. Kaley gave me some down right awesome presents this weekend - a mustache necklace (see pic below), a headband with a mustard fabric flower, a beer koozie that says "birthday bad ass" and a cute kitty card (imagine that). and you saw my new Vera Bradley wallet from Kaycie. 
to say I've had an amazing birthday so far would be an understatement. I'm so lucky to have such generous and thoughtful friends - I don't know what I'd do without them! 

I was a little apprehensive about turning 25. I just feel like it's such a "serious" age, and I'm not so much a serious person. I view 25 as being the real deadline for adulthood... meaning I can't really do childish things anymore, because I'm really an adult now. for instance, I can't just go out with friends and get sloppy drunk without being judged because I'm 25  
and 25 year old women shouldn't act like that because it's not very "adult." 

I know it's an absolutely ridiculous concept, especially since I've considered myself an "adult" since I hit the ripe old age of 18, but still... it's my insane thinking that makes me who I am... who just happens to be 25 today. 

so I've decided to throw all my preconceived ideas of 25 out the window... 
I'm going to embrace 25, just like I do everything. 
age is nothing but a number, right?
my car insurance will go down, and I can legally rent a car. 
I'm hoping to conceive a baby in the next few months. 
my mom was 25 when she got pregnant with my brother, Matthew.
I'm a quarter of a century old. 
halfway to fifty. 
five years away from thirty, which they say, is the new twenty.
I have a feeling 25 will be a good year.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Happy Birthday!!!!

    That is so exciting that you are going to try and get pregnant soon! :)

    I was talking to my bf about babies this morning (he just turned 25) and after doing some math I cannot try without screwing myself over for at least another 3ish years, which will make me eek almost 27.

  2. ahhh thank you! we've actually been trying for some time now, but I know it takes a while! plan ahead! ;)

  3. Happy 25th Birthday miss!!! I hope you have a fantastic day despite having to work. Enjoy dinner tonight with your family and embrace this milestone!!! xoxo

  4. Yay for turning 25! I just turned 25 & a half! <--Isn't that the most grown up thing you've ever heard? Haha!
    I hope your day is fun of fun treasures, friends and of course kitty kisses! Happy Birthday!

  5. Happy 25th Birthday!! 25 was a fun age. You are making me (almost 29) feel old! Fingers crossed for a baby in your near future!!

  6. LOL! I was telling a student today that I don't actually feel much older than I was at 18, I just feel wiser. Embrace the silly, I say.

    Happy birthday again!

  7. Writing beautiful posts like this make you one of the coolest, definitelynottoooldforsloppybarnightshowelsewillmakeitthroughthenexttwentyfiveyears???, 25 year olds I know.

  8. thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! it was amazing! :)

  9. Ah! I have been so bad with getting online lately. Happy Belated Birthday, dear! I hope you had a great day! I have a feeling 25 will be a great year for you also :o)


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