Monday, February 13, 2012

Last week in my 20s!!!

I vividly remember turning 10 - I was amazed to say I had lived a "decade"; it was a cold, brisk, sunny February (duh). Several friends and I went sledding at Indian Trail was amazing for so many reasons, but mainly because it was my birthday. I've always loved this day of mine. I don't understand when people don't want to celebrate or recognize their day of birth!? You came into the world that day!? I vividly remember turning 20 as well. I was at Bond University on the Gold Coast of Australia. It was hot and sunny and I was surrounded by amazing, dear friends. And cake!
My twenties were a crazy, silly, frustrating, educational decade for sure. I had some amazing times and I had some devastating times. I am thankful for all those times though because today I am so happy about life and I know my past experiences have taught me so many things. I am slower to jump to conclusions about myself and other people so fast. I am content to let people live their lives the way they want to. I am aware that what makes me happy is not what makes everyone else happy. I don't care so much (ha, maybe when I'm turning 40 I can say "I don't care at all") what other people are thinking about me. I am happy in my own skin. I know I will be alright. Crazy talk. I love it. I am happy right now in my life and I never thought I would be able to say that again and truly mean it. Letting love happen was tricky...I didn't think I could trust that again. With one step at a time I can happily say, scream, I am in love...with life, myself, and even a boy! Cheers to were a good time, but I'm happy to say goodbye!