Today I turn 27. 26 was a really good year for me. Like a really good year. I feel like I grew into myself this year. Like I have become the person I was always meant to be. I know my personality and life will grow and evolve more over my life, and I am sure I will be a much different person in 10 years, but for now it just feels good to say that I really like where I am in my life.
I have always been someone who looked forward to the next step and had a hard time enjoying the present. In high school, I could not wait to graduate and go to college. By the end of my senior year in college I could not wait to graduate and get married. When I was training for my first half marathon, I could not wait to sign up for my first full. When we lived in an apartment, I could not wait to buy a house. For the very first time in my life I have the capability of enjoying the present moment. And what a beautiful moment it is.
So here it is…my 26th year by the numbers. In the last 365 days I have…
- Attended 7 weddings. 6 of which I was pregnant for. From San Diego to Baltimore to Maine to New Hampshire. This year was full of love
- Ran 526 miles while training for my 2nd full marathon. 1,002 total miles run in the last year.
- Stood at mile 25 of the Boston Marathon for the first time with Katie. Cheering on runners as they braved the heat!
- Took 10 total pregnancy tests. 1 negative. 9 positive. Just to “be sure”
- Listened to 150 magical beats per minute at our first ultrasound. 1 overwhelming feeling of instant love and connection to the life growing inside of me happened instantly.
- Celebrated Stephen’s 5 year class reunion at the one and only college my daughter is allowed to attend. Ray Bucknell!
- Attended my 5th Sig Ep Alumni Fund Raiser booze cruise in NYC
- Watched as the words “Its a girl!” appeared on the screen at my 20 week ultrasound
- Made countless memories with friends and family. All of whom I feel incredibly blessed to have in my life
So much has happened this year. And I sure I missed a majority of it in the pictures above. Cheers to a wonderful 26th year, and to an even better 27th one!