Last Friday, I turned twenty-four! This is a strange age to be. I feel like I'm old enough that I should be a grown-up, yet making that transition to adulthood and maturity can be awfully overwhelming. Although this birthday gave me pause, I didn't want my weekend to be filled with too much self-reflection. I've always been somebody who absolutely loves birthdays, and this one was no different. My day was filled with delicious food and antique store shopping, and on Sunday afternoon we took cake to my grandmother's house (she's not able to leave home) so we could celebrate with her as well.
Really, I don't think there's a good reason not to like birthdays! Although birthdays can sometimes seem like a reminder of time passing, they're also a marker of wisdom gained, and a day to wipe your slate clean for the year ahead. Of course it's easy for me to say that at twenty-four, but it's an attitude that I hope I'll keep for a good long while.
a new lens
cake decorations need not reflect one's growing maturity
a visit with Scout, the sweetest puppy in the world