Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Today is my birthday.
I began to write a post on my birthday last year and left in the draft section. This morning I reread it and was shocked at how much has changed. 26 was a rough year for me and on my 27th birthday I wrote a post that had this awful, sad undertone. The virtual version of that thing where you smile and say "I'm fine" with tears in your eyes. Reading it again, a year later, I could feel the tightness in my throat and the watery tears sting my eyes and cling to my eyelashes. This year, I am a completely different person living a very different life. My life used to be filled with stress and today, we are stress free and headed nowhere but up. What a difference a year can make.
This a quote from last years post...
Today is my birthday. I am 27. I feel so much older. At least today I do. Most days I feel so much younger. Like in those movies when a 13 year old makes a wish and all of a sudden she is in her 30s and totally lost. How did I get here?
I don't feel like that anymore. I feel like I am exactly where I should be. I made a very determined and exact decision last year. I knew what kind of life I wanted and I made that happen. Anything in this world is possible. I am proud of myself. My husband. My family. We were at the lowest point and made the hard climb up. Today feels not like a celebration of my birth but more of a celebration of our rebirth.
Happy Rebirth Day...