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
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!