Growing up, I spent a lot of time in my head. I felt like an onlooker to my own life, studying it and narrating it from afar. It was like those around me were really living life while I was merely watching them live.
I waited for the day I’d grow up and life would start happening to me. I longed for adventure, for passion, for purpose.
When I was 19 I realized that while I was waiting for my life to begin, it had long since started, and I had been in the driver’s seat the entire time.
It was up to me to create the life I always dreamed of. To be the person I always wanted to be.
The last 10 years have been filled with discovery. I’ve put myself out there, pushed past my comfort zone, tried new things, and said yes to the unknown.
In return, I have found meaning, contentment, and joy. And most importantly, I have created a life that I am actively living, and loving, each day.
29, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for me.
Question of the Day: What’s been the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in life?
It sounds like you’ve really figured some things out about yourself in the last 10 years. I hope 29 is extra special for you. Happy birthday!
Love that and so glad you learned that as well!! I hope 29 is the most amazing year for you, ever!! Happy, happy birthday beautiful!
Jennifer Prince says
It’s amazing how much we learn, especially in our 20s. I think we enter somewhat uniformed and exit our 20s knowing more about who we are. The 30s are even better. Happy birthday!
Ashley Rollins says
Happy birthday lady! I feel like I grew so much in my 20s and I look back and think about them fondly! Enjoy!
Our 20s are a time of huge growth. It sounds like you’ve really discovered who you are and what you want from life. That’s the key to happiness right there. Wishing you the very best!
Azanique Rawl says
Getting older is such a gift I am learning to appreciate more and more each day 🙂 The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that doing for others is the most fulfilling type of work 🙂
Megan Elliott says
Happy birthday!!! Gotta love the wisdom that comes with getting older! 🙂
Happiest of birthday’s to you!! I turn 30 next week and I know I shouldn’t worry about the number…but I still do. I don’t want to be 30!
Happy happy birthday! I hope 29 brings you lots of love and happiness!
Yukti Agrawal says
Happy Birthday and this 29th will bring you lots of joy and excitement.
Happy birthday!! I hope 29 is as good of a year to you as it was to me!
Hope you had an amazing birthday girl!