September 11, 2015

Twenty-eight

I am 28 years old today.

Where has the time gone?!  Eight years ago, I was laying my bed with eyes full of tears, because I was turning 20.  Time was forcing me to abandon my teen years and I didn't like it one bit.

Twenty.

I'm still learning to accept aging as a part of life and realize that growing older may be good for me.
My first thought today was actually about how lame birthdays are when you're old.  Nothing cool happens when you turn 28.  I'm I allowed to get wasted?  Can I get a minion piñata?  At least 28 is an even number...odd numbers are the worst.

I'm at stage in my life where everyone around me seems to be pretty monotonous, and I definitely feel that way too.  Drinking and partying has lost most of its appeal.  Responsibilities have grown.  Taste holds new meaning.  Loyalties have changed.  Life has taken place.  I suppose we're at that age where we need to start taking things more seriously, and I'm learning to be okay with that.

There is one aspect of aging that I find very troublesome and that is having to train even harder to maintain my weight.  I'm 120 pounds and would like to stay that way, but my body has its own ideas apparently.  The first time I felt physically old was this past spring/summer.  I couldn't believe how much extra work I had to do in order to prepare myself for bikini season.  Annoying.

Besides the weight issue though, I suppose have very little complaint.  Growing older has offered me a sense of confidence and clarity, and I welcome it.  It feels good to have a better grasp on life and what's ahead.

While I'm 28, I hope to accomplish these 5 goals:
1) Start dental school
2) Reduce my wardrobe by half
3) Be able to do a freaking pull up
4) Help my dad finish his backyard
5) Defend my master's thesis

A lot will transpire in the next 365 days, and I couldn't be more excited.  I just hope to have enough time to share all the news with you guys.  Here's to 28!


Love you all and as always, thank you for your support!
*jenn


P.S. I can't believe that I will turn 30 in 730 days.  Two years feel super short when it's broken down into days.  ahh, why am I thinking about this?!


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