Wednesday, March 19, 2014


I don't know about you, but I'm no longer feeling 22...

On March 8th, I turned the big 2-3! Let me start by saying that 23 is not an age I have ever really thought of turning, because there are so many ages that are celebrated and looked forward to:
16: You get your license and in your head, you are free!
18: The end of your childhood years, graduating high school and anticipating college -- if you're on the expected, straight-and-narrow path. If not, no judgement!
21: Legal Drinking age. The age that you look forward to since the first day college -- well that's how it was for me. Who's with me?
22: Well, it's not all that exciting, but Taylor Swift thinks so and therefore, so does everyone else.
25: Congratulations! You should be older, wiser and a 'real' human being with a 'real' job, 'real' life and you are too sophisticated and successful for words -- HA! A girl can dream, right?

25+ seems a little intimidating. I hope it doesn't all go down-hill from there. Mr. E, who is in his late 20s seems to think that life after 25 is the best -- that must be because he met me. Isn't that right E? wink. wink. But let's be honest, guys tend act about 5 years younger than they actually are.

Well, 23 is fairly uneventful so far -- in my opinion. But who am I to talk? It's only been 11 days. I can still enjoy a stiff cocktail, I still have to pay an extra fee if I want to rent a car, I'm not settled in my career and I can't tell you, with absolute conviction, where I see myself in 5 years. But I can tell you that I have a great feeling about being 23. There is this strange, deep-rooted feeling that my life will somehow come together and begin to make more sense.

So what's so special about being 23? I'm sure as hell -- hi mom -- going to find out. Stay tuned...

I'm leaving you with some pictures from my birthday adventures and the past 11 days...

Oh! I have a new birthday haircut and highlights. I'm LOVING velcro rollers right now! Should I do a tutorial?


  1. Happy Late Birthday!!! (mine is 3-3) March b-days rule and I was the big 2-7 (yikes) Hope you have a fabulous weekend lady!! xoxo

  2. Yay for another NC 23-year old gal! Excited to be following along with you! Happy Belated birthday -- and you have absolutely gorgeous hair! and yes, to a tutorial, for sure. xo


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