Tuesday, September 15, 2009

turning the page

My 25 year was destined to be a rough one. The day of my 25 birthday I said to TJ, "25 is a figure it out year, it will be messy; however, 26 is when I finally get to hit the ground running." Man, oh man, was I right.

I spent my last 5 months of being 25 "getting it together." Starting a new job, family members passing, living apart from the two best people on the planet (TJ and Nacho dog 0f course), moving in with my grandmother in San Jose, moving to San Francisco alone, blah, blah, blah...the list could go on...

Rough times only prove who you really are. They test your character and refine your soul. You true colors really show under stress. That being said, if you're a horrible human, you seem even worse. And if you are a person of character, you come out of the "toughness" a tiny bit taller, with your head held high.

Something about seeing the light at the end of the tunnel....knowing the end is within arms reach, makes me turn around and feel proud. "We survived," I tell myself. Mine (and our) transition to San Francisco is almost over. In less than two weeks TJ, Nacho, and our entire home will finally be here. No more sleeping on a sofa bed, yay! Finally, we both will be ready to "hit the ground running."

Point being, I turned 26 this past Saturday. And I just know 26 is going to be a good year.

15 comments:

Chelsea said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you have a marvelous year!

Rebecca (Dog-Eared) said...

glad to hear it. this gives me hope for my own birthday next month--and the imminent future in general. thank you.

diane said...

No effing way! Our birthdays are on the same day! I'm telling you, I can't believe how many of my blogger buddies are Virgos.
I hope this year is better for you, do you have on your running shoes, cause I've got mine.

b.a. said...

this post seems a bit prophetic for me. my 25th year begins soon and my husband is going to be in training for 4 months and then probably deployed. ugh. i know i'll be a stronger person, better mom, and more passionate wife because of it--but like you said, we only grow through the tough stuff, not the easy stuff.

Taylor K said...

I felt the same way about my 26 to 17 transition. Good luck. I can't wait to see where we run.

Apt. #34 said...

Here's to a great year pretty lady! I'm hoping 30 proves to be the same for me :)

east side bride said...

25 was a TOUGH year for me too, but 26 was great ;)

keli * said...

very well said. good luck with everything and a happy happy birthday to you!

Georgie said said...

It's nice to hear I still have a year or so left before I really need to sort myself out... I wish however I knew how to do that now. x

stacy di said...

you know, the expression "what doesn't kill you will make you stronger" is so true!

glad you will be settled in soon...wishing a smooth journey for the rest of your 25th year!

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

i MISSED IT! happy birthday darling. 26 was my favorite year :)

i miss you tons!! we have a fashion event tomorrow, and it won't be the same here in seattle without you...

Lilapuppy said...

Loved this post. It does feel good as everything comes together.

whitney said...

I think your 20's in general are a little bit on the rough side but like you lately I've been trying to relish the experiences and realize they are leading me to greater things and building who I am. Thanks for the inspiring post.

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