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28 Jun

I turn 25 in less than a month.


That’s just crazy talk.

But, it’s true and I’m not really sure how I feel about it. I guess it comes down to both excited and nervous. Excited, because of the old adage “celebrate growing older because it’s a privilege denied to many.” And quite frankly I used to be a bit snobby about getting older. I didn’t understand the vanity of botox or lying about age to seem younger. Granted, I have a bit of a baby face and often get thought of being younger than I am (which until recently, drove me absolutely crazy.) But with the development of my first grey hair, let’s just say my opinions are a lot less harsh.

courtesy of Pinterest

And nervous because I dread the inevitable question, “so what are you doing now?” that seems to follow getting older. After spending a year at home with off and on work, this question makes my heart race like a hummingbird. Somehow telling people I spent 3 hours teaching myself to french braid doesn’t seem to hold the same weight as spending the day in an office.  And trust me, I desperately want to be in that office. But, instead I’m going to Grad School. I’m actually getting really excited about it but it’s not really what I thought I would be doing at 25. When it comes to my future, I’ve always been a big picture person. I imagined myself working in a publishing house or a museum or traveling, but I hadn’t really given much thought to how I would get there…and turns out that’s a crucial step.

courtesy of someecards

But I have course corrected and am now on the right track, so in a way 25 is arriving at just the right time. I came across an article by Sarah Shanfield, “What It Means To Be 25 Today”  from the Huff Post New York that was also perfect timing.The pressure we feel to have life figured out by 25  is in a way self given, a make believe do or die situation.When in fact, just like anything else it’s a journey that is so different for each person.

I’m inclined to believe her and walk through my invisible 25 threshold with my head held high.

Happy Thursday!



Birthday Treats!

13 Sep

I made some delicious sunflower cupcakes for my Dad’s birthday. With a little luck and some help from Betty Crocker, I was able to make these:


A dainty dessert to complement our “manly” main dish of a roast and potatoes.  A great day for a great Dad! :)