|muddy & happy = that's me!|
Last week wednesday, June 6th, I turned the modest 28. I didn't think anything would change, I looked the same, I surely thought I felt the same, I had the same beautiful and true friends...there were very few changes on that particular day. Yet, there have been so many changes this past year that have made turning the lovely 2-8 so very different than any other year.
I would say I have had my bratty, stubborn, silly, and moody moments, there are no denials here, and though in some ways I have regressed, something came over me these past two weeks; As though everything became clear to me, reflecting on this past year, the responsibilities ahead of me, and the person I am and the person I want to be.
All the little things that used to bother me are just silly and
insignificant to the bigger picture.
It all came full circle...
every moment that lead up to that
realization was meant to happen the
way that it did.
Birthday Celebratory activities:
Tuesday evening: when I got back to my sister's I was surprised with some pretty bedding and zebra pillows for my bday present! Then off to dinner with the fam bam eating at Crave Restaurant for some steak medallions, poke, and yummy dessert. I also learned that my niece Lia likes Bon Jovi! What a cool Kat.
Wednesday: I started off my morning with breakfast with my boyfriend's beautiful sisters at: Le Peep. Lunch at Biaggis, one of my favorites! Then finished the night going to my first class of Human Anatomy & Physiology, proving to be an intense class and thankfully we have a great teacher!
The weekend celebrations included: the Manny vs. Bradley fight at Joel's sister's house with the whole gang and friends coming over for the big fight. We even had the fight up on a projector screen so everyone can see. The fight was totally Manny's btw, if you're bradley fans, I'm sorry, but Manny was the winner in our books!
Joel and his fam gave me a pretty surprise with chocolate cupcakes with a mini cake in the middle with butterflies and flower rings all around, it was so pretty I was delightfully and wonderfully surprised! :) they are the sweetest!
The next day was... Warrior Dash! : You can see my picture above that getting muddy was a given but the camaraderie, teamwork, and sportsmanship were the true rewards from this fun obstacle course. The running the hills were brutal and the dry air made it worse, but doing it with Joel and his sister helped immensely. Joel kept us going and never left us behind, was a true gentlemen checking on us and helping another girl out of that slick mud! I'm so glad we did it together and it just goes to show that I need to start training a lot more for my half marathon later this year! Here are more pics from Warrior dash.
And that about wraps up my birthday week/weekend. Thank you to everyone who sent me wishes and love on my birthday, it truly means a lot and I wish all of you a wonderful friday and weekend!
Before I leave you, my question for you to ponder is this:
Have you found yourself reflecting on your past or present and learning from it,
moving past it, and seeing who you want to be or meant to be?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!