I turn 27 TOMORROW! I still don’t know how I’m 27; it’s like you’re a kid for a moment then you’re 18 then 21 then you blink and you’re older than you thought you would be SO much sooner than you think (I think there are a few songs out there that could perfectly sing to you how I’m feeling: Dont Blink, 100 years)! It’s the same realization every year. Nowadays, every month seems to pass this way too (which is why I like to reallllllly stretch out Christmas; start early, end late. And I think it’s totally okay to keep the Christmas tree up until the end of February).
Last year when I turned 26 I made a bucket list of things to do before I turned 30 and this year I’ve done two of them! Haha.
16. Rediscover my creative side and open an Etsy shop.
26. Keep up with my blogging (at least one post a week).
So I need to do 9.3 more each year until 30 😉 though some of them might have changed… I’m actually really happy with accomplishing those two things because they are both things that I really love or both have to do with something I love and that makes me happy because for SO LONG I’ve wanted a hobby and I’ve finally found one, or two (though I’ll have more time to spend on my Etsy shop soon) 🙂 . I’ve always been more of a right brained person and I thoroughly enjoy blogging and crafty artsy things and so thank you to those of you who read my gibberish every week and those of you who have purchased a few of my crafts 🙂 It’s been fun for me and I really hope you enjoy it too.
I was a Kindergarten teacher and I learned (and am still learning) the world again through a kid’s eyes. I’ve learned so much from the little kids I teach. I know unconditional love better than I have. I see more little joys even in the midst of chaos. I hear a lot of funny. I hear a lot of truth. I feel the weight of innocence and I want it to last. But then I also see where it is already gone. Being a teacher is an emotional roller coaster to say the least!
At 26 I opened an Etsy shop of wedding crafts that I oh-so-hope to improve upon and add to.
At 26 I gained 6 pounds. Eh, it’s okay.
At 26 I’ve written more than I think I’ve written in all of my education combined. Which yeah, is pretty sad seeing as I was in school for 21 years. But seriously, I’ve never had to write a ten page + paper!
At 26 I’ve moved around more than EVER in my life. And have learned how to live out of two little bags stuffed full of clothes, 1 bag of shoes, and a bag of juicer equipment, my Cricut, my camera and other little unbagged things randomly thrown into the car before moving. I also know that that sounds ridiculous and still sounds like I have way too much. Which I do, have way too much.
At 26 I’ve had a long year and a year that has flown by. I’ve done a lot of unexpected things but want to do more.
It’ll be fun to see what 27 holds! What will I accomplish? Where will I go? What will I see? How will I grow? Where will I BE?
Here’s to 27!