On August 22nd, I turned the beautiful age of 28. I know some people hate to disclose their age, but I could care less. Although I haven’t celebrated with a group of friends over the last three birthdays, each year after 25 has still been incredibly special as I have celebrated with the Hubster in various intimate ways.
This year, I started my day off with an extended shift at work. Instead of finishing my overnight shift at 9am, I finished at 1pm. Although we had a super hectic morning in my work house (I’m a residential support worker in a children’s house for those who are nosey enough to care), my colleagues had me laughing until my face ached in the best way.
After work, I went home and hugged up my sweet girl then I went to do my nails and Keith dropped Charlotte and our family to their respective destination. When I returned home, I got dressed quickly as I was informed that I needed to be ready by 4:30pm. I would like to let you all know that I was full dressed and waiting on my date for an additional 15 minutes.
The Hubster surprised me with a night at Castle Loma where they had a Just 4 Laugh’s LIVE event taking place. The air blew quite cool as we sat in the garden and ate our meal but the entertainment made up for it in the greatest way. My request was simple – to dress up and have a nice night out with my sweetheart and that is what I got (and then some).
I am beyond happy and truly blessed to have reached this age. As I embark upon this new chapter of my Life Book, there are a couple of things that I have come to hold close to my heart and I’ll share only three with you:
1. If it costs me my sense of peace, it’s too expensive and therefore, out of my budget. In other words, I don’t want it. I just want to be great at 28 and I don’t haven the time nor the patience for that to be compromised.
2. I am kicking fear of failure to the curb because it’s not a friend that I should ever have in my circle. In this chapter, WILL find me living my best life – as a wife, mom, friend and all-around creative.
3. One of my favourite Bible verses is found in Psalm 37:25 “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread” No matter what, I have come to understand that as great of a planner I may believe I am, I don’t know more than my Heavenly Father. Ever. He knows better than I and I shall wait with joy in my heart knowing that he will take care of my family and I.
4. Here’s a bonus one – I have learned (and continue to learn) to pick my battles. I don’t have to show up to every argument I am invited to. This goes back to my first lesson – protecting my peace.
Thank-you for all of the calls and messages that I received for my day. You all only made it that much brighter and I truly appreciate it. Chapter 27, thank-you for the beautiful times. Chapter 28, I’m ready for you boo!