|pretty birthday flowers from my MIL|
Today is my 28th birthday. My mother in law recently emailed me a link to this post I wrote 3 years ago before my 25th birthday. Of course, I lived through it and have memories of what I felt at that age, but it's so interesting to go back and really see what my hopes and dreams were for myself.
Lately I've been thinking a lot about my life and the choices I've made and a lot of it has to do with the fact that both my brothers are graduating this weekend. One of them is graduating from med school and is now officially a doctor. My youngest brother is graduating and going on to get his PhD in Engineering. I've mentioned this before, but I come from a family of doctors and engineers and mathematicians and I'm sure you can tell I'm the polar opposite. A flighty creative mind in a family of geniuses. From an outsider's perspective, I'm sure it appears that I am the "unsuccessful" one of the group and I don't think a lot of people really understand what I do for a living. And looking back, I now realize it was a really bold move to leave a respectable career for such a big dream (starting a business with hardly any experience??)
But here's the God honest truth - I am so thankful and blessed that I did what I did... today I turned 28 and can honestly say I LOVE what I do and I love my life (and I do believe those two go hand in hand). I wake up every day and I get to do what I am passionate about for a living, and I truly believe that is what makes someone successful. And I still have so far to go and I cannot wait for the future!
So, 28 - Bring it on!
(and now I just need to get my act together and have my recent work photographed so you guys can actually see what I've been working on!!! I'm working on this, I promise!)