Twenty Six

Yesterday, I turned 26. I don’t have any goals to share or lessons to write this year. If I learned anything in my 25th year, it’s that you can’t predict or plan how life will go, so I’m going to do my best to go with the flow this year (…I’m learning…).

26 is an odd place to be — closer to 30 than 20, with friends in all different places. Some are married, some are having kids. Some are excelling in their careers, some are moving, some are going back to school. Friends are growing apart, friends are growing closer.

Everyone is going in different directions, and I’m just trying to figuring out which direction I’d like to go. I hope that this year is a great one. I want to learn more, grow more, and live in the moment a little more. Oh, and travel — that’s one thing that I’d like to bring with me from 25 to 26 — I loved the experiences that I had in my 25th year!

Jordan and I are going to go out and celebrate my birthday on Friday, but until then, this birthday ice cream, a surprise from a husband who knows his wife well, is making me pretty happy. Overindulging on birthdays is totally acceptable, right?

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18 Responses to Twenty Six

  1. Happy Birthday!!! I am part way through year #26 and it is treating me well so far! I hope your year is great too!
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  2. Happy Birthday again :) I think your 26th year could end up being one of your best yet!
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  3. Happy (late) birthday! I hope 26 is your best year yet!
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  4. Happy Belated Birthday!! Have a great time Friday!

  5. Happy Birthday sweet girl! 26 is a great age! I loved my mid twenties!!

  6. I’m possible that 26 is going to be an amazing year for you, friend!
    Have fun celebrating tonight!!
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  7. Happy belated birthday Emily! So far to me it seems like the story stays pretty similar from 25-30 as far as how everyone’s lives are so different but they’re all moving fast! It’s easy to feel behind or like you’re not doing something you should but fear not! God has a plan for your life and it is beautiful!! I hope we get to meet up soon, loved the post as always!
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  8. Sara says:

    Happy belated birthday!!

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