September 14, 2010

25

It's my birthday today. I'm 25 years old.

My life is so different than it was a year ago.

One year ago, I woke up alone because Bart was traveling (it was the first of 13 weeks he would spend away). Today he works close enough to home that I could pick him up for lunch.

A year ago, I was an elementary school librarian, commuting south every day to teach 6 classes. Today I'm a stay at home mom.

And a year ago I wasn't even pregnant. Today I have a nearly two month old baby.

A year ago, I felt like I was always looking toward the future - toward the next weekend, the next vacation, the next raise, the next nicer apartment. Today, I am happier with my life than I can ever remember being.

It's going to be a good year.

30 comments:

  1. Yahoo! Happy birthday!! Hope it's a fabulous, fun-filled day. xoxo

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  2. Welcome to the quarter of a century club!!! :D Crazy where life takes us in just a year... right?!

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  3. Happy Birthday my dear! It sounds like this is already shaping up to be your best year yet! :)

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  4. Hope you're having the happiest of happy birthdays!

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  5. It IS going to be a good year. So excited for you! And happy birthday!

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  6. Happy Birthday! So glad you are so happy - it's a nice feeling.

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  7. Happy Birthday, Janssen! It's nice to hear you're happy with your life. :)

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  8. Happy Birthday!!

    I'm with you--as much as I loved teaching, there's nothing brighter than the prospect of getting to love that little one all day every day.

    I hope today and this year is the best yet!

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  9. My 25th year has been fantastic (and almost over!!), and I hope the same for you!

    It's amazing how much happens. When I was younger, I thought when school was over, changes wouldn't happen much. I mean, it's not like you're going to be starting 4th or 7th or 11th grade. But in reality, MORE change happens, I think. Crazy!

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  10. Happy Birthday - hope you have a wonderful day.

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  11. Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great day!

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  12. Hope your day is fabulous! Happy birthday!

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  13. Happy Birthday! I hope there is a delicious dessert in your future!

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  14. Happy birthday! I hope you've had a great day. Isn't it satisfying when things are not only good, but better than they were?

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  15. Happy birthday! You have no idea how fast time will fly from now on. Enjoy each moment.

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  16. Happy Birthday Janssen! I am sorry I have been such a neglectful commenter....internet has been sketchy. But you are wonderful and I'm so glad to have kept such good contact with you over the years. Hope your 25th year is awesome!

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  17. Happy Birthday! I have never read your blog before, but I know my wife loves reading it and I just want to wish birthday happiness to someone who keeps a smile on Heather's face. As a side note, 25 is oh so young.

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  18. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you are celebrating big! 25 is a milestone!!!

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  19. Yes, it is going to be a great year. Especially if I move to Texas :)

    Happy Birthday!

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  20. Happy, happy birthday! I wished I lived nearby so that I could come over with a bunch of mini cupcakes for you. :)

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  21. Happy birthday!! (A day late)

    Hope this year is your best yet!

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  22. Happy Birthday.

    It's amazing what can happen in 365 days!

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  23. Happy Birthday! (a day late, sorry!) Hope you enjoyed your day! Sounds like a year of good changes. :)

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  24. Happy Birthday to you! I think the last year has been great to you and you absolutely deserve it. I hope you're birthday with Bart and your sweet babe was wonderful.

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