Hello to all my Superfans. Just so you know I will be changing your name to GlamFans because you are all glam and I just love the way it sounds! Today I will be taking a break from all things online because it is my 28th birthday!!! But first, I want to share a letter I wrote to my 27th year.
You were my golden year because I was born on the 27th and you were golden in every way. When I think of gold I think of an Olympic gold medalist who works hard and wins. I am by no means an athlete but I thought my golden year would be golden and perfect but instead it was the most challenging year of my life but in the end I finished strong and won the gold medal!
I started my golden year excited for the birth of Princess A and she came 2 weeks later. She was and is perfect but motherhood turned out to be a lot harder than I imagined. I have never felt so exhausted and full of love as I was in those first few months. Being a mom is my Olympics and everyday I am trying to win the gold medal. Some days I do some days I don’t but no matter what I give it my all.
I went to Nantucket for the first time with my Husband for our 2nd anniversary. It is a beautiful island and I hope to return with Princess A.
The summer proved to be difficult because I spent most of it walking Freckles and Princess A. The good part was I lost the baby weight and realized having a good dog by your side is one of the best gifts you can experience.
Fall came too quickly and as I watched the leaves turn I realized how fast everything changes and realized I need to appreciate every moment.
When I was a little girl I went to Paris and promised myself I would return with my true love. This year that wish was granted and I went with my true love , The Husband Aaron, to Paris. It was romantic to see Paris in the winter. I also got to see my true friends and do some much needed catching up with them.
The holidays were a blur but I enjoyed spending them with my family and learned that babies love boxes.
In January, I went with The Husband and Princess A to LA to see my friends. I learned that I have such good friends that no matter how much time passes or miles there are between us we will always be bffs. While I was there I also met a new friend who I clicked with. I learned that just because you already have awesome friends doesn’t mean you don’t have room for another.
Although I have been married to The Husband Aaron for almost 3 years now I grew even closer to him this year. No one knows me as well as him or has seen me at my worst so many times and not run away. During my 27th year I fell in love with my husband all over again and realized I won the gold medal in love a long time ago when I said yes to marrying him.
I also learned that sometimes people just really suck and things happen that are completely unfair and there is nothing you can do about it except move on. In my 28th year I want to be so focused on winning my gold medals that I am able to ignore negativity and stop trying to rewrite history or change things I have no control over.
I grew up a lot during my golden year which I did not expect because I thought I was already grown up. So 27, you taught me one of the best lessons that you are never grown up and there is always more to learn.
Goodbye 27 and thank you for being as rewarding as you were difficult.
Hello 28! I am excited to meet you but just know you have some large shoes to fill because my 27th year was indescribably lovely.