Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Why I Can't Wait to Turn 20

There are a few posts that I was thinking about for today, but all I want to write about is how excited I am for my birthday in 4 days! I'm excited about my excitement...does that make sense?


In previous years, I've never gotten too excited for my birthday. 17 was my absolute favorite age, and I didn't want to turn 18. Or 19. This past year I've been dreading turning 20, until now. With power age comes responsibility (hah spiderman), and for some reason it's always scared me. I've always been mature for my age, and quite a responsible person, but it was by choice. When you grow up, you're kind of forced to be responsible because you have less of a cushion if you mess up. 

I've loved my teenage years and haven't been wanting them to end, but now I'm excited to enter into my twenties. I have changed in so many ways in the past year, and I'm sick of the stigma that comes with being a "teen." I tell people I'm 19 and they suddenly discredit my opinions or assume I'm an irresponsible college student just looking to party. Hopefully leaving the realm of teens will put an end to that. My thoughts and opinions are changing. I've really started to figure out who I am as a person this year, and I know that will continue on into my twenties.

This year I've realized how much my friends and family truly care about me, and support me. Between my decision to transfer schools next fall, and some other personal struggles, my friends and family have been nothing but supportive and encouraging. I feel so blessed to have these amazing people in my life at a young age, so when I celebrate my birthday, I'm also celebrating them.

Needless to say, I feel very different about my birthday this year, and I can't wait to celebrate! This next year will be a great year for me, I just know it. Send lots of birthday love my way this Saturday!

18 comments:

  1. Happy 20th Birthday Kimberly! Wishing you a beautiful year ahead!

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  2. Happy 20th! My 20's were full of ups and downs, but it was all a learning experience that was worthwhile once I hit my 30's. Enjoy this next decade of your life!

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  3. Happy 20th! I'm turning twenty as well in a couple of months, and i can't help but agree with you :D hope your birthday is awesome!

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  4. It's so true! People assume when you're 19, you're well just a teenager. 20, is a more distinct number. It says...I'm ready to step into responsibilty. Congrats on turning 20! :)

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  5. I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets excited about being excited. Happy early birthday!

    ♥Emma
    It's Emma Elise

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  6. Happy early birthday! I hope you have tons of celebrating planned! (I enjoyed all the milestones in my 20s and lately I am not bothered by the early 30 years either!)

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    1. Aw that's great! Thank you :) I'm still trying to figure out how to celebrate!

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  7. Getting out of the teenage years really makes a huge difference! Like you said, you say, "I'm 19" or any age before that, they automatically judge you. But getting that pesky word 'teen' taken off your age, makes such a big difference!
    Happy Early Birthday!! :)

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