(oops… blurry self portrait.)
So that’s what 27 looks like? Hmm… could have fooled me.
Today I am 27, but I swear I look in the mirror and still see that 17 year old girl pictured above. And even though I’ve been 21 for over 6 years now *gulp* I still get nervous when someone IDs me, like they’re going to catch me pretending to be an age I’m not. I really can’t be that old. Can I?
But I am.
Old enough to have been out of high school for 9 years, old enough to be out of college for 5, old enough to pay my own bills, old enough to be planning my future wedding, and old enough for my baby brother to be planning his too. Darn it. I’m old.
But in my heart of hearts, I know I’m really not that old. I still have too many dreams to pursue and too much life to live to sell myself short. So yes I’m one year older, but I’ll just attribute that to one year wiser. At 27 I know I can run faster, longer, and harder than that 17 year old, I can cook better than that 20 year old, hold my liquor better than that 21 year old, and am more open to love and forgiveness than that 24 year old.
I’m 27 and – darn it! – I’m proud of it. Happy Birthday to me. Here’s to many, many, many more years of happy memories through this crazy journey that is my life. This is still only the beginning and it’s just going to keep getting better.
I kicked off my birthday with a morning gym session. 20 minutes on the treadmill followed by the last workout of NROLFW 6A. I didn’t even realize I was on the last workout until I got there, stage 6 has really flown by.
I was really tempted to have a repeat of the amazing birthday cake pancakes from last year.
But all we had in the pantry was brownie mix.
Fail. I’m sure the brownie mix would have been just as delicious in the cake batter pancakes recipe, but the more I thought about it, the more I really just wanted to make the pancakes because I knew they would look cool on the blog. What I really wanted was leftover Key Lime Pie. On top of oats. With sprinkles.
Not nearly as pretty as the pancakes would have been, but this was exactly what my birthday mouth was craving. Key Lime Pie for breakfast? Still sounds like an excellent birthday meal to me.
What’s your ideal birthday breakfast? Birthday cake? Oats? Steak and eggs?