For as long as I can remember, I’ve been ridiculously obsessed with the number 7. I have no idea what it is about the number that I’m so drawn to, but I am and that is pretty obvious to anyone who knows me. For the past 365 days, I have been 27 and I always imagined this would be the best year of my life. I was wrong but more on that another time. Since today is my 28th birthday (you can wish me a happy birthday, thanks) I figured it might be a good idea to write about some of the highlights of my 27th year. Yes, there will be 7 highlights.
July 7th, 2017. I’ve waited my whole life for this day. When I thought I might be getting married someday, this was the only possible date. July 7th, 2017 was a Friday and I was 27 and it was just too perfect. Actually too perfect, because it didn’t happen. So instead I obviously hosted a party and it was even better than a wedding because I got to wear a pineapple shirt and I didn’t have to devote my entire life to another human. Win-win, friends.
The East Coast vacation. There is a lot to say about this so I’ll let you read more about it here and more to come.
Finally hiking the Crack in Killarney. I’ve wanted to go to it for like 6 years and we finally made it out this summer and even though I am seriously out of shape, and spent a small part of the hike hanging off a rock, it was really great!
Being asked by a friend to entertain a guy who would soon become my boyfriend. I have a boyfriend and he’s a wonderful human. Who will probably hate everything about this blog when I eventually show it to him.
Seeing my friends and cousin marry some pretty great humans. This year I had a lot of weddings. My cousin married a great human and it was beautiful. Then my two friends married each other and it was the best day ever. Then one of my oldest friends married another great human and it was magical. AND TOMORROW I get to see yet another one of my friends get married. I’m still not sure that getting married is for me but I do enjoy seeing the joy it brings all of my friends. And an excuse to dress up and get drunk is always a good time.
Being sent to the hospital and told I’ve got to make some lifestyle changes. Kind of a weird highlight but it encouraged me to actually pursue something I had been talking about for awhile so it was a blessing in disguise and I’m alive still – so that’s always a plus.
Deciding to sell my house and travel. This is the biggest highlight of the past year and probably the hardest decision I’ve ever made in my entire life. But I’m currently FUNEMPLOYED and I’m listing my house. In January I’ll be gone on a trip for a few (six) months. Do you know how much to costs to get to the other side of the world? I do and I don’t love it. I’m also the most nervous for the flight. Did I mention I am TERRIFIED of planes? Yeah, this is going to be an interesting trip.