I really wanted to write this yesterday, but I was so tired by 4pm that I went to take a 10 minute nap… and slept for nearly an hour and a half. Then the Hubster and I went on a date night to see Date Night (more on this later) and it was just late when I got home. There really aren’t enough hours in the day.
Anyway. I’m not usually one to make a big fuss about my birthday. In recent years the Hubster and I have just celebrated together by spending the day together and going out for dinner. He always buys me beautiful flowers and a thoughtful gift, but it’s always sort of a low key day.
But this year I kind of want things to be different– in two months minus one day (see why I needed to write this yesterday?!) I will be turning 25 years old.
I feel like 25 is one of those milestone years and I really don’t want to skip over it like I normally would. I feel like it makes me seem completely selfish, but I just want to do something special this year. I feel I need to do something to kick off 25 in hopes that it will be better than 24.
It’s been a hard year for me. Parts of it have been beyond amazing, while the rest I’m ready to move on from. I just feel like I’m stuck in one place and I want to do something to remind myself that I won’t be here forever. The Hubster is the ever-bright spot in my life, and I’m just so… ready for life to start. I’m ready to begin my career. I’m ready to own a home. I’m ready to start a family. I’m ready to get there but everything depends on me and my ability to find a “real” job. I just need something to remind me that some day I’ll wake up and realize that where I am now is just a distant memory–a brief bump in the road.
The thing is, I’m so out of practice with the whole birthday thing I don’t even know what I want to do. We are hoping our big trip of the summer will be to visit his parents on the East Coast so a vacation really isn’t in the cards. I don’t know… I want to do something with lots of people, something fun that will make a memory that will last a lifetime.
I guess I just want this one to stand out, you know?
How do you celebrate your big birthdays?