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For My 32nd Birthday

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters." -Audrey Hepburn Well its official, I am thirty-two and have been for two months as of today. I have been thinking for a long time now about what that means to me and what I wanted to say about it. It has been a struggle. I can’t seem to make heads or tails of it. My age has never really bothered me before and it doesn’t now, but I want to search for its deeper meaning now that I am in my second year of my third decade. I recently had an experience to look over the pictures of my life and it was like a flash of all of the things and people that were most important to me. It was a combination of surprises, laughs, and tears. There were memories I cherished and others I couldn’t connect to, that had felt like I was looking at the life of another girl in those photos. Every time I have told myself today is the d

For the End of One Year and the Beginning of Another

As the end of the second month of 2014 begins, I have begun to wonder how quickly this year will fly by. Will it pass as quickly as 2013 did for me? What will that mean for me? I am after all, still processing the past year. When I look back on 2013 my instinct is to shutter and thank the heavens it is over. I did not travel to any exotic location. I did not make any major strides in my personal life, in either my job or writing career. It was quite the opposite actually. I felt sick a great deal of the time and was overburdened because of it, trying to muddle from one month to another and from one task to another. Every time I told myself it would get better but it never seemed to. Sometimes in life you just need a break. I have often wished I could hit a pause button and lay down on the couch watching t.v. without having any negative effects. But life doesn’t work that way and sometimes no matter what our problems or goals are, time is