Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thoughts on the day of birth...

I contemplated titling this post "Who knew I had so many facebook friends?" but decided against it. Isn't it funny how many people wish you happy birthday? Not that I don't appreciate it. In fact, I felt a little popular to have so many posts :)

As yesterday marked my "I'm closer to 30 now than 20" birthday, I felt it only appropriate to ask a very bewildering question....Why does nobody discuss the doom of turning 25? Sure there is plenty of talk of the 50 year old buy a farari, die my hair, and get a young girlfriend Mid-life crisis, but why does no one pay homage to the fact that 25 marks a quarter century of living and a mild, but temporary depressive state, if you're me, that is? I think I am officially facing my QUARTER LIFE CRISIS! (a proper medical diagnosis is still pending)

But in all seriousness, a lot has happened to me in the last year of my life. I got engaged, spent 10 stressful months planning our wedding, quit my job that i loved, moved to FLORIDA of all places (GO DAWGS!!), and started work at a not so diverse high school, to put it lightly. Take any one of these events in isolation, not such a big deal, but all together makes for a pretty interesting transition period.

So how have you handled all this, you may ask? Well I have begun to embrace my 5 am wake-up call, started a blog, and began the "nesting" process with a bang. This includes asking for an electric sander for my birthday (projects to be posted later) and frequent trips to the orange and blue home improvement stores. Please don't tell me if you hate my "reveals"...i am not sure my soul could take it! he he!!

Anyway, just to commemorate the birthday, I leave you with a picture of my twin sis and I when we were just little girls. Happy Birthday Ashley!! Don't you wish we could go back to the simple life? No, not really! I'm pretty happy with my new hubby and life, just still a girl trying to figure it all out!!

Hope you have a great day!!


  1. Hi ! I found your blog through Ashley Skinner's blog (she's my sis-in-law, Bryan's my brother) and I've enjoyed reading your first few posts. I went to Bolles with Adam as well, so congrats to both of you on your wedding! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    Joanne Clifford

  2. Hi there!
    Thanks for the sweet comment! I'll have to tell Adam you said hello! Hope you enjoy!!

  3. Such a cute picture! Your Dad and I love reading your blog. We are very-very happy for you and Adam and are very proud of both of you. Tell Adam we said hello.

    Dad and Terri