On being 23.

It's 15 minutes past midnight on Friday February 22nd.  So far an average start to an otherwise average day.  Except I know better.

It is my birthday.

23 years ago I was born.

23. years. Wow.

I'd like to think I've learned one or two things about who I am at 23...

I'm a wife. A daughter. A sister. A friend. A fur mother. I'm fiesty but loving.  I'm responsible.  I don't always make the best choices, but I don't regret my mistakes either because they all became learning opportunities.  I'm sarcastic more often than not.  I'm smart but sometimes lack common sense.  I grew up under a rock, so the world still shocks me daily.  I am thankful for that rock, because it means someone was looking out for me.  I'm outgoing, but don't like uncomfortable situations.  I enjoy writing, designing, watching TV and reading.  I wear sweatpants more than actual clothes.  I'm organized and I love to decorate.  My feelings get hurt easily.  I am naturally extremely trusting.  I cry when people go out of their way for others.  I cry at love and happy things, as well as sad things.  When my husband comes home at the end of the day excited to see me, I am the happiest in the world.  Nothing beats the love my dogs have for me.  I consider myself blessed.

I'm me.
I'm loved by many, probably hated by some.  I'm not changing, or going anywhere.

So when I wake up for the start of this day... I'm going to finally use that oversized bathtub that has not been used, go to the library, watch Magic Mike again, drink wine and be thankful to be celebrating my 23rd year of life.

One last note to tack onto the end of this celebration:
On this special day I want to send a shout out to my mother.  It's her birth date.  And without her and my dad I obviously wouldn't be celebrating today 23 years later.  I am so thankful for the both of you and all you have done for me for 23 years now.


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  1. Happy Happy Birthday! I wish you an amazing day and a wonderful year ahead. :) You deserve it!

  2. Umm I think blogger may have eaten my comment. Sigh!

  3. Happy birthday to both you and your Mom! And you should be very happy to just be yourself--it's a good thing to be!

  4. Happy happy birthday!!!!!! I hope you have an amazing day!!!!!!

  5. Happy Birthday to both of you! This was a great post!

  6. Happy Birthday lady!!! You look gorgeous!

  7. ahhhh happy happy birthday friend! So sorry I missed the official day! You look so pretty in your pic! Cheers to being 23! :)