twenty-seven in twenty-six minutes…

In twenty-six minutes, it will officially be my birthday in Asia. To me, it’s just another mundane Monday. I won’t mention it to my co-workers, though everyone will know and they will purchase a cake (I assume, despite the fact that I’ve been making my own chocolate birthday cupcakes, six at a time, for the last two hours.). I won’t mention it to my students.

I try not to make a big deal out of it because I feel like after a while when I still lived at home, we just stopped making a big deal out of it. It faded. My three years of high school, my parents were either actually on vacation or returning from one on my birthday.

I suppose since that time, I’ve just learned to not make a huge deal out of it. The luster and excitement just wore off.

But tomorrow… tomorrow I want to be different.

I want to look back over the last year that I’ve had. It’s been pretty awesome.

I went to Thailand.

My best friend joined me in Korea for a few months. We grew closer than ever.

I made new friendships that will last a lifetime.

I am happier than I ever knew I could be.

I started writing again, though sporadically. But started writing, nonetheless.

I started questioning things more and forming new opinions.

I made a legit, plausible, three-to-five-year plan that could totally work out.

I paid off a credit card that had a huge balance I’d been carrying around for about three years.

I’ve found passion in my work – something I didn’t know if I would ever find.

I learned more about myself than ever. I became more of who I am meant to be.

Twenty-six was good to me. Some parts were rough, but overall, it was a great year.

They say “great things come to those who wait.” Year twenty-seven begins in minutes, and I think it will totally be worth the wait.

Bring it on.

*This piece was written in response to WordPress’s Daily Post: Waiting Room.


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  2. samatwitch says:

    Happy Birthday! I believe in celebrating each birthday – for several days, at least, if at all possible! :D I hope year 27 brings you much happiness, love, joy and knowledge.

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