Thursday, December 17, 2009

Today I'm 24

Today is my brithday! and everytime I say the number 24 it weirds me out. I get that a year has passed but I don't feel any older. I actually feel like I should still be around 18...I mean who is this grown up that graduated high school and college and got married. I'm pretty sure I will forget and tell someone i'm 23. I believe though that you aren't really a grown up till you have kids of your own. In this point I will not count my lovely animals as my babies...even if I treat them that way. I am not a grown up.

Why is being a grown up such a bad thing? When we are really little everyone says don't be in a rush to grow up, enjoy it. It's as if we are programmed from very early not to want to be an adult and have responsibilities and all that goes along with it? But I suppose really we should embrace it because no matter what it happens...and I suppose it's not so bad. So here are some great things about being a grown up. At least I think they are great.

* Living with my husband and all that implies ;)
* Making my own schedule
* Being able to eat dessert first
* No bed time
* No curfew
* Alcoholic Beverages - all kinds
* Money - at one point I made a lot more then I did at 17. One day I will again.
* Family -  I think you appreciate them more as you get older or at least can show it in a more productive way.
* My own house and car  - to keep as clean/dirty (more on the clean side for me) as I want

One thing I do miss terribly from when I was say below the age of 19 is the feeling that you are invincible that you can do anything and you don't stop and think about the consequences. At some point you start thinking before you do and that's when you become a grown up.

Happy Bithday to anyone else born on this special day!!



  1. Happy Birthday Lady! I hope you have a wonderful day.

  2. Happy Birthday!! And I still don't feel like a grown up and I have a baby! Maybe we will always feel like we should still be 19 :)

  3. Happy birthday!! hope your day is wonderful!

  4. Happy Birthday! Have a great day celebrating!

  5. Happy Birthday! Have a great day! :)

  6. Happy Birthday, I hope you have a wonderful day and that you don't feel too grown up!

  7. pk @ Room Remix
    Happy Birthday! Trust me. You NEVER feel like you're old enough to be the age you are (if that makes any sense) :-) At least that's the way it is with me.

  8. Happy belated birthday!!! Super cute blog!

  9. Happy {late} Birthday!!! Hope it was the best!

  10. Happy belated birthday! I love all those things about being a grown up too. I tell my students they have to go to college because they can eat cake for breakfast if they want too. They always love that :)

  11. Happy late Birthday!! I am glad that you stopped by my page. Have a great New Year. I can't wait to see what this year holds for you two.