Well, not today, but tomorrow. And I'm going to be 25. Ack. I don't feel 25 and to be honest, I feel like I haven't accomplished a lot of things I figured I would have by now. I did graduate college and got my degree in psychology, but the true challenge for me has been finding a job where I can actually put that degree to good use. In many of the jobs I've been searching for, it seems that Master's degrees are now what is most desirable, that the Bachelor's degree has become the new high school diploma. In other words, nearly everyone has them nowadays so it's not "special." Ideally, I would like to work in human resources, or if I had to go all out and be unicorns and rainbows about it, I'd love to work in the entertainment industry somehow, possibly at a record label or a movie studio doing some of the background work.
Luckily, until I find that dream job, I have my Etsy shop and jewelry/accessory business to pay the bills. It allows me to make my own hours and express my creativity and still be a kid!
But I digress, back to my birthday since this post wasn't meant to be a downer!
I remember when I was little, birthdays were SO much fun. I'd go to school and we'd all have cupcakes or whatever my mom brought to class and try to pay attention through the school day. Then once we got home, the living room table would be all ready with my cake and lots of colorfully wrapped presents, most containing Barbies, art kits or Polly Pockets. Weekend birthdays were so much fun too; at my old house, I could stand at the top of the stairs and see straight down to the table done up in all its birthday fun. Unfortunately, our hallway creaked so my parents always knew when I was awake trying to get a glimpse of my presents and quickly told me to go back to bed.
Nowadays though, I can't see anything from upstairs except more stairs. And with each birthday comes the "So when are you going to..." questions that I just don't have answers to. But that doesn't make it any less fun. There are always surprises and unexpected fun things happening that I love. The day is just the same as when I was a little kid, but on a more adult scale; for example, my friend gave me Hello Kitty Rosé wine (which I've been looking for everywhere, I might add)!
So yes, while the pink, sparkly birthdays filled with Barbies are in the past, my birthdays today are still pink and sparkly, but filled with Hello Kitty Rosé. And cupcakes. What else?