January 31, 2013
hello twenty two!
A year ago, I wrote about how much turning twenty one scared me. Twelve months later, I don't feel the same way about turning twenty two. Instead, I feel grateful.
Looking back on my life so far, I have had so many amazing opportunities. I have had the chance to go to an amazing school with an amazing scholarship. I have a wonderful, supportive family. I have a great set of friends. I have found what I love in the world - and that is the best gift I have ever been given by anyone or anything.
Looking ahead, the next year is the scariest one yet. Where am I going to be after I graduate? What is coming for me? For the first time in my twenty two years, I have no real plans. No real future to look forward too. I have no clue what the next twelve months will bring.
And I am so excited. It's going to be the best ride of my life.
So tonight and this weekend I will celebrate. Celebrate being legal. Celebrate being young. Celebrate my friends and my family and the plans I have for now. And celebrate my birthday. Because everyone deserves at least one a day a year to be all about them, regardless of what the next 364 will bring :)