Today is my 25th birthday. I remember when I was 18 and thought 25 was old. I still feel the same as I did back then (not about 25 being old, just in general); yet so much has changed. I got married, had a beautiful baby, and am now finishing up law school. I’ve lived in a lot of places and traveled just as much as I had hoped to. But if you would have told me back then that I’d be where I’m at right now I would have told you you’re crazy. It still seems crazy to me- how life goes by so fast. It still feels like I’m “playing house.” It doesn’t feel like I’m a grown-up yet. (Which is funny because an article came out yesterday saying our brains aren’t fully developed until we are 25 and we are still adolescents til then.) Most of my friends haven’t reached this stage in their life and have no desire to do so quite yet. But I love it. I love where I’m at. I love what’s behind me and I look forward to what’s ahead. I have a feeling 25 is going to be a great year.
This song by Sage Francis always reminds me of growing up.
“Wonder if I’ll live to see my kids have kids if I do I’m gonna tell em how it is- don’t listen when they tell you that these are your best years. Don’t let anyone protect your ears. It’s best to hear what they don’t want you to hear. Better to have pressure from peer then to not have peers. Beer won’t give you chest hair. Spicy food won’t make it curl. When you think you got it all figured out, then everything collapses. Trust me kids. it’s not the end of the world.”
Here are 25 pics from the past 25 years. I kind of got carried away and was going to post even more but I have stuff to do today!