On Being 28

January 16, 2015

According to my 11 year old self, back in fifth grade, I should have three children, with one on the way by now. 22 was the perfect year to start having kids and I planned on having five, with two years between each.  I should also be married to my middle school or high school sweetheart. Oh and  I’d of course would have cookie jars filled with Cookie Crisp cereal because I had never had them then and thought they were actually boxes full of mini cookies.

On Being 28

So, yesterday was my 28th birthday and man, do things turn out different than we thought when we had no idea what the years could bring. My lunch table predictions are far from reality… that is unless you count our three cats and our puppy as the fruit of my loins. I didn’t marry my high school sweetheart and it turns out I don’t even like Cookie Crisp. That was a major letdown!

On Being 28

We do plan to have two or three children, but are waiting a couple of years yet. It’s been quite a journey so far, and while I’ll admit this year hit me kinda hard in the getting old department, I am quite content with how far I’ve come. Setting goals are always a great idea, but also coming to terms with the fact that your path may change and your goals may change in the process is humbling. We live, we learn, and grow, every day and every year.

On Being 28

How we celebrated was up to me and I went with my low-key favorite: Sushi, beers, and This is Where I Leave You, cuddled on the couch, under a pile of blankets, with a rambunctious puppy bouncing around and dropping his toys off the edge for us to retrieve every ten minutes. It was perfect.

 Where did your eleven year old self think you’d be by now? Was it close or way off? I’d love to hear!

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  • Welcome to the 28 club!! It’s not so bad 😉 I love this post! I’m pretty sure at 11 I thought I would have a grammy and an oscar by now haha I actually recently came across a letter I wrote to myself in grade 9. It was fun to see how I’ve changed and how I’m still the same. Things might not have worked out exactly how I imagined, but I’m quite content with where I’m at and where I’m going 🙂 Also, you’re so cute!!

    • Aw, thanks! So cute about the awards and I’m glad to hear 28 isn’t so bad! I love finding old writing from when we were kids too and once found this old notebook that my friends and I shared back and forth to write notes in all year. I was so entertained and read it straight through. 🙂

  • Sushi and beer sounds like pretty much the best way to celebrate turning 28! I love all the photos in this post. I am really bad for looking back at old photos – I really need to take more time to do that 🙂

    • It was for sure! Thanks, I love looking through old photos! I don’t usually think of doing it either though. My sister made this really cute collage for my bridal shower with lots of my pics, so I had a little help haha.