First my apologies for the unexpected hiatus. The adapter that keeps my laptop plugged in and charged went kaput (blah, blah, blah) and I was left in the abysmal hole of an internet-free world. It was a bummer. But I'm back...and with a vengeance!
So tomorrow is my twenty-fifth birthday. I am now officially half way through my twenties and everything seems to be shifting and coming into view as I head into this new year of my life.
In the last five years I have:
*Graduated from college (with honors- woot woot)
*Ticked off a few boxes on my travel log
*Enjoyed the world of music festivals
*Spent many nights in smoke-filled rooms whispering, laughing, and dancing
*Dated, swore off dating, dated, and swore it off again
*Learned my limits with alcohol
*Moved away from home and then moved back
*Fell in and out of love with American politics
*Activism, feminism, human rights, etc... became a part of my everyday vernacular
*Learned to craft and stuck with it
*Fell madly in love with and married my very favorite person
*Briefly played in a band
*Decided never to pay full price for clothing again
*Moved into our first home as a family
*Became vegetarian and then vegan and then vegetarian again
*Bottle-fed and cared for more animals than I can remember (squirrels, opossums, kittens, etc...)
*Worked my first full time job that I didn't hate (in fact, for the most part, I loved)
*Became pregnant (on the first try! wowzers!)
*Discovered meditation and yoga and grew stronger, mentally and physically
*Got comfortable in my own skin and began to truly love it
*Made amazing friendships that I hope will last a lifetime
...and so much more.
These last five years have definitely had their ups and downs, but they have been truly amazing and I wouldn't change a moment. I can't wait for what the next five (and fifty for that matter) have to bring! Thank you so much to all of you that have been a part of my life, the highs, the lows, and the in-betweens. Your love, support, humor, and awesomeness have sustained me.
Looking toward twenty-five I feel my life is just beginning, a new chapter in what has already been an incredible book. I'm so ready to get started! Here's to 25-30, the best years yet!