It’s weird. Turning 24. It’s like being a sophomore in high school. You’re not a new freshman (20 or 21), but you’re not about to graduate either (turn 30). You’re just kind of trucking along. I’m not sure how I feel about turning 24, but I do know that I couldn’t be more excited about where this life is taking me!
I always knew that our twenties would be really exciting and full of new experiences. We hit big milestone birthdays like 21. We finish school or continue to get a higher degree (not me, no gracias!). We all start some kind of career and we begin to shape our lives and the lifestyle we want to have. Lots of our friends start getting engaged, some have sweet, little babies…we might even get married! It’s a really exciting decade! There’s lots going on.
In the mix of it all, we stagger through our mid-twenties trying to figure out what’s going to happen next…or at least that’s how I feel right now. I guess I just feel like I’m in a huge transitional stage right now. And I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s just kind of funny…b/c I can dream about what I’d like to happen next and I reeeaaally want it to come true, but it’s all in my hands. I’m responsible for everything that I want..e v e r y t h i n g. That’s a pretty big commitment that I have to make…to myself this time. Do you feel like this? Are you older or younger or my age? Do you sometimes feel scared and unsure but excited all at the same time? I guess that’s where my 24-year old heart is now…and I’m going to run with it.
Of course, I can’t blog without posting photos so here are a bunch from the past two weeks. Some from my husband’s Blues Reception, some from around UVA campus and more from my surprise birthday celebration at Barboursville Winery. Enjoy! All photos copyright Photography by Ivona, LLC