yesterday was my birthday.
and boy-oh-boy was i overwhelmed by all the lovelies in my life.
i woke up to a room full of balloons.
and several cards as well as my own personal "Birthday Girl" sash, crown, & wand,
thanks to my roommates.
i also got several cards & phone calls from my loved ones who live at a distance.
a group of us went out to cafe latte on Grand in St. Paul,
and had ourselves one dandy ol' time.
throughout the day,
i tried to spend some time reflecting on my year, and my hopes and expectations for this next year...
here are some of my thoughts...
i'm determined to make this year of my life one to remember (so cliche, i know).
a year where i learn to live in the moment while investing in the future. a year where i take full advantage of the experiences at my door. a year where i don't regret, but live life intentionally & with courage- unafraid to do the hard thing. i plan to invest in people and relationships, because i've been blessed with some pretty darn cool people. a year where i do life for what it is (in all its glory & despair), giving thanks the every step of the way.
here's to year 19.