On Turning 27 + My Birthday Wishlist
Geez, I can’t believe I’m writing today’s post. This past year has flown by SO quickly that I feel like I just wasn’t ready for my birthday this year, let alone ready for turning 27. If anyone asks, let’s just say I’m 25 forever though, K? This time last year, I was in the process of leaving my full-time job to begin my freelancing career. While I wouldn’t really call that a decision (because I was essentially being laid off), it was a decision to take a chance on myself rather than looking for a new job. It was definitely not the safe choice, and in any situation, I’m usually the person that picks the safe choice. I’d say it’s been crazy, but that’d be a HUGE understatement. It has been terrifying and wonderful and stressful and invigorating being in charge of myself and struggling to grow my business as blogger and content creator. Somehow I’m significantly happier despite being busier and MORE stressed out. Like, how?! I won’t go into all my struggles now though…maybe that’s better for another post. Today is about celebrating ME, ha!
I must admit, I’m kind of indifferent about my birthday this year. I celebrated a little early back home with my family, and Andrew surprised me with a lovely day of brunch, massages, brewery hopping and dinner on Monday! The date today really snuck up on me though, and I honestly didn’t have any plans. I mean, it’s a Wednesday. Andrew is at work, my family lives in another county and I work at home by myself, so I’m planning to take most of the day off and catch up on my Netflix shows. Andrew and I will go to dinner and I’ll pick a movie for us to watch tonight (get ready for a rom com, Andrew!) but it just feels a little underwhelming. Is it normal to care less and less about birthdays as you get older? I swear I cared more about celebrating Andrew’s birthday last month than I do celebrating my own. It’s a far cry from the teenage version of myself who wanted my friends to turn my birthday into a weeklong event…
I’m not as bummed about turning 27 as I thought though. A lot of things are coming together in my life, and I look forward to the family stage and financial stability that normally comes in your thirties. That’s not to say I’m ready for 30! I don’t even want to think about how close that is 😭
It’s kind of nice not to care so much about my birthday this year. I certainly feel lower maintenance…but it’s weird getting older. Yeah, yeah, “27 isn’t old,” but it’s the oldest I’ve been so far in my life, so it feels old to me. I’m more excited about the holidays coming up and the fact that the weather is going from 90 degrees to 75 degrees. Ha, apparently these are the things I really care about. I mean, I’ll take Christmas over my birthday any day!
If honor of my birthday, I did a little window shopping and put together a few wishlist items! Anything you like too?! Scroll down for birthday wishlist sources.
monstera leaf earrings / chainstitch embroidery print / BDG high-rise jeans / floral crossbody bag / velvet embellished shoes / peachy clean bath mat / abstract floral rug / marble topped coffee table / unicorn slippers / shell hair pin / rainbow stripe dress
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A rom com, huh?
Yeah, it’s happening. You’re welcome.