Twenty Three Years and Counting

Twenty three years ago, I entered the world.

I’m torn between feeling very old and very young.  On the one hand, I’m not a student anymore, which means adulthood is here to stay.  On the other, I frequently get mistaken for a high schooler when out in public.  Which is both annoying and flattering.

But hey, twenty three!  Two years past being able to legally drink, two years until I can rent a car.

My brothers were home the other night to celebrate.  We had family dinner, opened gifts, ate cake, and watched Inside Out.  I got a new sweater and scarf, two free passes to my local ski hill, and Howl’s Moving Castle on DVD.

As far as birthdays go, this year isn’t exactly dramatic or exciting.  I mean, last year there was a blizzard.  Two years ago, I was in England.  Today, I’ve got a board meeting and a long slog of office hours.  When work is done, Mom and I are heading to the cities to do something fun, which will keep me going through the bore of work .

I’m excited to not be twenty-two.  It was definitely a tough year, filled with rocky friendship moments, endings, and transitons.  I’m looking forward to a year that is bigger, brighter, and filled with possibilities.

Twenty three years and counting, here I come!

3 thoughts on “Twenty Three Years and Counting

  1. brittabottle November 10, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Happy birthday, Amelia! Cheers to twenty-three.

    I was just thinking yesterday, actually, how I don’t feel twenty-two anymore.

    It’s strange because my birthday isn’t until March. Maybe it’s because I’ve been spending a lot of time with people who are three or four years older than me because of my TESOL course, but I actually feel twenty-three. I don’t know if that makes sense, but twenty-two feels so young to me and something about twenty-three seems way older and I just feel older than twenty-two. Age is just a number, though, right. I say you’re as old as you feel!

    • Amelia November 30, 2015 / 4:54 pm

      Thank you!! 🙂

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