It’s finally here. The day is nearly over in fact. The day I have been dreading for as long as I can remember. My 27th Birthday. I talked about it here about 6 months ago.
I’m not usually one to get hung up on birthdays and getting older. I see getting older as a blessing not a curse. It’s not getting older that scares me and keeps me awake at night. My mum never made it past 27 and it’s been playing crazies with my mind for a while, and I thought today would be terrible, but in the end the lead up and anxiety was far worse than the day itself.
Today was very me. It had great food – pancakes for breakfast, vegemite sandwiches for lunch, chocolate mousse birthday cake, homemade burgers and cheezels. It had great company – my Dad and a surprise visit from my aunt and uncle. It had birthday messages from friends and family and great weather. And it had time to breathe and relax with no rush to be anywhere. A lovely way to spend my last birthday (for the foreseeable future) in Australia.
But now it begins. I like to start my new year on my birthday. I’m not much of a NYE reveller, so I start my new beginnings today. I reached the amount of savings I need for my trip, in fact I passed it, late Friday. So I start this year with the money I need to make this trip and 2013 an amazing adventure. The kind that my 27th year needs.
I’m feeling excited for it. And ready. Not packed ready – I’m no where near that. But I can book the last of the things and buy the last of what I need to get. The next few weeks will be a blur of packing things and getting nostalgic; of laughter, fun and preparing for Alt.
I hope to be here more writing, but we will see. There will definitely be more to read once the trip gets started and the inspiration comes to visit.
I’ve been looking for a name for this trip and I finally found it today: The 27 Adventure. It sums it up perfectly and a grand adventure it’s sure to be.
But for now I say goodnight and goodbye to another birthday and feel blessed that I get to make my dreams happen and that there are great people in this world that I’m so lucky to call my friends.