Sep 16, 2011

Birthday Eve

Tomorrow I turn 28. I've been saying for weeks how I'm so ready to be done with 27 - how it was such a crappy health year for me and I was ready for it to be over. (Cortisone shots, MRIs, and heat exahustion just to name a few).

But really. It's been a helluva year.

I learned I have a slight obsession with apples. (Apple butter, apple picking, apple fest? Yeah). I blogged for thirty straight days. I met some amazing people.

The mister experienced job losses and gains. I've grieved. I've traveled. Hell, I even did a shot of Ukrainian vodka!

I celebrated two years of blogging. I experienced my first (and hopefully last!) earthquake. I've fallen even more in love with my husband. I'm wearing a wedding band again.

We moved out of our first home, and I've gotten way more comfortable in the kitchen.

I'm learned saying no is okay. I've been reminded that no one gets you like your friends. I've even started writing love letters to strangers.

I heard my niece say my name, and then tell me she loves me.

(Did you really think I wasn't going to share at least one video from her recent visit?)

I'm snuggled babies and laughed with friends. I've stressed, gotten sentimental, and a year ago today, was squealing.

I've learned to appreciate what we have, and not worry about what will be. I advocate for myself and my loved ones more - and while I think I've always been confident, I'm a lot more comfortable with myself than I have been in previous years. I've definitely come into my own.

I'm excited for 28. But 27?

It's been a helluva year.

Do you reflect on the previous year as you get older?

Happy Friday!


Brittany said...

Happy early birthday, Becky! Sending wishes for a beautiful '28.'

Funnelcloud Rachel said...

Happy Birthday - hope 28 is a great year!

Lauren Drugan said...

I always reflect on the previous year at a birthday. I think it's important to remember the highs and lows, lessons and adventures as you move forward. I loved this post! :) Happy early birthday!

Lisa (hello, suburbia) said...

Happy birthday eve, becky! i hope 28 is a number to scare off the sickies!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Since I've started blogging I reflect on the year, usually at the New Year but my birthday is in January so that works perfect!

Ugh, I am on a public school's wireless and it won't let me open You Tube, so I can't see that video!

Happy birthday, Becky!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lucy The Valiant said...

Happy birthday eve!! Love you girly!

Amber said...

Having a blog has really allowed me to reflect on the year gone by better :)

28 is going to be a great year for you! I know it! :-)

Sarah said...

Happy early birthday! Wishing you a wonderful 28 :)

Stephany said...

Happy, happy birthday (tomorrow)! Like Amber said, having a blog helps me remember my year a whole lot better.

I hope tomorrow is wonderful for you!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Happy birthday Eve! You have had a busy year! When you put it in list form, it's amazing what you discover.

I don't reflect on my birthday per se but blogging definitely has me looking back more and more, whether it's years or months!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday! I love the feeling of being able to start fresh. I hope this year is your best yet! :)

Suburban Sweetheart said...

I'm a birthday reflector, too. It's always nice to look back & see what you've accomplished & experienced. Happy 28th! Hope it was a wonderful day - and that it'll be an even better year.

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