Jul 10

Tue '12

Quarter of a Century

Today is my 25th birthday. I have made it to a quarter of a century! I really do not feel this old. Not that I can really be considered old, it just seems like high school was yesterday. Time moves fast when you’re not paying attention.

When I was younger, I don’t really remember where I expected to be when I turned 25. I probably had some dreams that I would be a Hollywood starlit, as that is what I most wanted to be back then. Anyway, I thought I would go through some things I am happy to have accomplished as I reach my 25th year:

  • Graduated high school
  • Married the love of my life
  • Bought a house, which we renovated to make our own
  • Found a job where I am happy to be working and making decent money
  • Purchased my own car (on car #2 right now, by choice)
  • Graduated university with 2 certificates in Police Studies and Web Design
  • Lost over 70lbs and have become a healthier person, also have included running in my life
  • Started to put money away for retirement
  • Happy and excited to turn 25 and to be getting older

That list is pretty decent in my opinion, but I still have many things that I want to accomplish. Although, yes, I love my job, I thought I would have a “proper” career by now. I actually thought I would be in the police force, but that idea is not in the horizon anymore. I didn’t expect to have kids by now, but when my 30 birthday rolls around, it is something that should be at the forefront of my mind.

July 10 Anyway my birthday was nice. The only bad part was when I woke up in the middle of the night with a terrible tummy ache. I thought I had food poisoning or something. It wasn’t pleasant. It felt a bit sore this morning, but it’s gotten better throughout the day. I mean who wants to be miserable on their birthday?!

I had to work this morning and my co-workers made me a delicious pineapple upside down cake. We really are a huge family and I enjoy working with every single one of them.

Speaking of family, my uncle, aunt and 4 cousins are in town from Cambridge, Onatrio for the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. Therefore we had a big old birthday celebration today. I requested burgers with unlimited toppings and my favorite dessert, zucatto. Everything was so delicious. One of my cousins is an almost 3 year old. She is super adorable and we hung out most of the night. A lot of playing and singing of soft kitty occurred :) Everyone was so generous and I received many wonderful gifts. Click on the image below to view all the goodies I got.

25th Birthday Loot

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4 Responses to “Quarter of a Century”

  • Lissy
    July 11, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    whoot! happy birthday!
    I looooooove pineapple upside down cake! nice Canada stuff :D Guess you’re pretty easy to shop for :P

    I was super sick on my birthday one year. My pain killers must have given me an ulcer or something because I was in agonizing pain for weeks. Probably should have gone to the doctor, but I’m stupid like that. By the time my birthday came around I was feeling a little better, but my friend made me sugar cookies as a birthday present which was probably the worst birthday present I ever got since she knew how sick I was. She ate all the cookies.

  • Erica
    July 11, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    Look at all that Canada stuff! They sure got your number. ;) Happy birthday, my friend. Wishing you all the happiness the universe has to offer today and every day of your life.

  • Kylie
    July 11, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Hope it was an excellent day for you and your family :) We’ll have to celebrate with a couple of pints sometime soon!

  • Stephen
    July 12, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Look at that american money trying to blend in amongst all of the canada stuff.

    You seem pretty easy to shop for.

    Also, why wouldn’t you want to be miserable on your birthday? That’s my favorite..

    P.S. your comment on my blog lacked a link back to your blog, it seems you forgot to place it in the address space – I went ahead and did that for you I hope you don’t mind :)

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