Today is my birthday. I’m a year older. Which makes me definitely not a kid anymore. Adulthood is so weird. I often feel like I’m playing dress-up. It’s as if I’m wearing my mom’s high heels and marching around with a head full of big ideas, and massive amounts of naivety. I pretend to have it figured out and totally together, but really, I’m the little girl with the lipstick smeared all over her face, and the too-big dress dragging on the floor. Only, when I was a kid I was a tomboy, so you wouldn’t have caught me dead in a dress, high heels OR lipstick!
From my perspective as a newly minted twenty-seven year old, I can honestly say that with each passing year, time slips by a little quicker. I don’t feel wiser, but some things make more sense. Some truths have cemented themselves in my soul. Trivial things matter less. People matter more. Priorities are important, yet so difficult to keep in line. Relationships are worth investing in. Work will always be there. Change is inevitable. Surprises will come, knock you off your feet, and change your life forever. Each new day brings a fresh start. Joy always comes in the morning. Christ’s forgiveness is deeper than the ocean and wider than the heavens. You never know what’s around the bend, but knowing that you have the love and acceptance of a Savior can carry you through the darkest valley.
I’m enjoying today in typical b*style. Went for run, made pancakes while blasting ABBA and dancing in the kitchen, cleaned the house, worked, and will spend my afternoon napping, reading, and running errands. Tonight will be spent eating amazing food with my besties. Can’t really get much better than that. Happy Friday, dears!