25. As of tomorrow I will be this no longer- I’ll be 26. I think this is the first year I really haven’t been “excited” to have another birthday.

 First off, when you’re young, you’re excited for your birthday because you get presents. Then, you turn 16 and can’t wait to drive. Then you wait for 18 because you can buy lottery tickets and cigarettes (though I’ve never bought either, but it’s the thrill of knowing you can). 20 comes around and you’re happy that you’re no longer a teenager. 21, you’re allowed to drink, and at 25 you feel people will start taking you more seriously because you’re in your mid-twenties.

26..What happens at 26?

At 26, tomorrow, I’ll begin an interesting year. I’ll have a new boss for a few months until I finish working in December. This school year, when I’m 26, I’ll student teach. I’ll also FINALLY graduate. When I’m 26, we’ll have our one year anniversary, and spend a vacation in New Mexico going skiing. Also when I’m 26, our puppy Pearl will turn 1!

I pretty much get to celebrate my birthday all week long. Which could be a bad thing for my healthy eating lifestyle. Tonight my parents will get in town to get ready for a BMW motorcycle rally they’re going to, and they’ll start off my birthday by taking me out to breakfast VERY early. Then I have a training for work all day, and as soon as Mathew gets off, we’re heading to Austin for my birthday surprise. I have no idea where we’re going, but I at least know we’re also going to dinner. The one thing I’m really excited for tomorrow? I’m going to wear the dress that I wore the day he proposed to me. Yep, my birthday will mark exactly 2 years since we got engaged. I get to celebrate my birthday again on Thursday with an Italian birthday dinner with friends. Saturday, we’ll be meeting up in San Antonio with my younger sister and her boyfriend and hitting up Fiesta Texas and the Riverwalk. This week should be fun, and will hopefully go by fast!


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