December 28th, 2017
Today, I wanted to share a birthday letter I am writing to myself with you! There were a few tears whilst writing this, so know it is a little personal:) Hopefully you are able to relate, and gain motivation as I have!
Today you are 29, and there is lots to celebrate. Let’s start with the fact that you are still doing your dream job, you have been blessed with amazing friends/family, and you have a darling place to call your own..amazing! There is also the fact that you have become so much stronger in this last 365 than you could have ever imagined! (Mentally and physically) You have traveled to new places, and tried new things. You have been unapologetically yourself, and have thrived from doing so.
This has not come without setbacks however. It is ok for things to not turn out how you were wanting them too. Sometimes, your worst moments end up being blessings in disguise. Age is just a number, and one that does not determine where you should be at, or what you should be doing in life. This life is your own, and whatever you choose to make it.
Continue surprising yourself. Meet new people. Check off that travel list of yours.Take risks, and don’t let your stubborness get the best of you. Say sorry, and take ownership when you have done something wrong. Be vulnerable. Love without fear, and always stand up for what you believe in. Embrace the fun-loving, giggly, embarassing at times, woman that you are!
But most of all, in this next year, do whatever brings you joy. This may come in a variety of different categories, but be a little selfish and strive for that utimate happiness. Be genuine and raw. Be you. Kick ass and take names. You deserve it.
Welcome to the last year of your twenties. Make it a good one!
Thank you for reading and supporting me all of 2017! I am very excited to bring you all with me as I indulge in everything my 29th year has to offer:)
Enjoy this day, and the holiday weekend ahead!
See you back here in 2018!
Photos by: Jenna Sparks