Monday, December 2, 2013

That time i was 28 and 182.5 days

Today is my half birthday.....182.5 days into my 28th year of life. 

28...and a half.
Bangs that start in the middle of your head were all the rage...especially when you had a baby mullet. 

That sounds like a very put-together age doesn't it? It sounds like the age of someone who has it together. Someone who  maybe has a house. Or at least a better relationship with her iron and oven than I do. 

When I turned 28, it seemed like things changed...Up until then it was all about being young. It was all about being in your 20s. About making mistakes and being wild. And then when 28 came, it seemed the focus shifted. Suddenly life was about being "in your late 20s" and "2 years away from 30." 
But what happened to 28? 

I have to admit that, so far, 28 has been fun but clouded with fear and worry. 
I'm not where I should be in life. 
I'm not where I thought I would be in life.
I'm not where any of my friends are in life
I should learn to cook.
I should buy a house.

But as I reach the half-way point of this year, I want to reclaim it. 
As mine. 

I don't want to look forward or worry about 29...or 30. I want to be 28 (and a half) for as long as I am 28 (and a half). 

I want it to be filled with wonderment and excitement and ....LIFE.  
I want to know all there is to know about being 28-and-a-half and live this season for all it's supposed to be.    



Lizzy said...

You don't look 28 1/2 at all!!! I thought you were a lot younger than that! You look like you can easily pass for 21!

Katie said...

You are right where you are supposed to be. God has such a perfect plan for what your life is going to be like and yeah, maybe it doesn't look like all the other 28 year olds or your friends lives, but it is exactly how it is supposed to be.

I totally know what you mean about fear and worry. You know that I know! It sucks. But you are such a great, smart, encouraging, beautiful woman and your love for life means you are not going to waste it.

You are in a strange season of life but I believe crazy wonderful things are going to happen in this time. The rest of 28 is going to be good. I know it.

Love you!

Katie said...

and happy half-birthday!

P!nky said...

28.5 is awesome and you are where you are supposed to be. I got sucked into the eeeeek so close to 30 feeling at 28 but gosh, my 30 has been amazing and I wouldn't change a thing about it!


Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

28 is a great age. that was 10 years ago for me (OMFG) but at 38 (again, OMFG) i feel wiser. i know, SO cliche, right? i wish i could go back and be 28 again but with what i know now..that would totally rock.

happy half birthday!

Vodka and Soda

BLovedBoston said...

Happy half birthday!! Just are exactly where you ARE supposed to be!!!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

you are where you are supposed to be - and i am thankful you are or else maybe we wouldn't have crossed paths again. don't let the world or other people or even yourself tell you where you need to be in life. and believe me, i'm preaching this to myself 'cause no matter what season you are in life, you will always wonder this same question...single or married.

love you so much, friend!

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I love how you celebrate half birthdays.. I do too!

I totally know what you mean about not being where you should be or want to be. I'll be 28 in April and I'm not anywhere close to where I want to be :-(

Sara Louise said...

It's a great age, enjoy it! xo