April 21, 2011

24.

Today is my twenty-fourth birthday.

And, inevitably, I find myself considering where I am, where I've been--whether I'm who I expected to be at this age, whether I'm doing what I expected to do. 

Truth is: I am and I'm not. 

Some things have fallen right into place, right where I always imagined they would. Other things, though, have been surprises. Good ones, mostly. But all of it, I'm very happy to say, feels right. As if it's inevitable. Certain, in the most wonderful of ways.

And if I have one wish for twenty-four, it'll be holding on to that.
The feeling that everything--even the unexpected--is just as it should be.

33 comments:

thobeka said... [Reply to comment]

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!

Cassie said... [Reply to comment]
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Cassie said... [Reply to comment]

Happppy Birthday Laura!! I will be 24 in a couple weeks and I hope I am as happy with turning that age as you are :)

That picture is making me hate my 100-calorie breakfast. ;)

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

What a great post - happy happy birthday dear!

Lillian (Unstitched.) said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday, Laura! That's a beautiful wish, and I think one that we can come to embrace as we grow up (I'll have the same wish when I turn 24 in September.) It's a good thing, though, a sign of maturity - to stop fighting so hard against life all the time and to sometimes just surrender to it. Have a beautiful day, Laura! xo.

DT said... [Reply to comment]

Happpy birthdaaaaay :)

Girly Notes said... [Reply to comment]

happy birthday ..I'll be 24 next november :)

http://girlynote.blogspot.com

KT Mac said... [Reply to comment]

Such a wise birthday wish. Happy birthday! I am sure this next year will be amazing for you.

becky said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! You seem so accomplished and independent and wise and headstrong and TALENTED at twenty-four it's unreal. Such a wonderful thing.

Ana* said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! you made a wise wish my dear :)

Jess said... [Reply to comment]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!
Hope you have a awesome birthday and that your birthday wishes come true!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful birthday wish. The happiest of birthdays to you :)

Lauren said... [Reply to comment]

Have a great birthday! :)

Lauren
www.laurensthoughts.com

Morgan said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday :) I hope it's fantastic!

♥ Morgan

Bree said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! Hope you're having a fabulous day and you get to celebrate this weekend :)

Maura said... [Reply to comment]

happy birthday Laura! I hope your day is filled with lots of smiles, love, friends and birthday surprises... and cake of course. And I hope you're upcoming year is full of adventures!!

Neely said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Happy birthday!

Mal said... [Reply to comment]

happy 24th birthday girlie! i hope its the very best for you :)

Jennifer Rod said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! Enjoy your day and dont worry so much about what should be, just enjoy today for what it's worth!

PhotoPuddle said... [Reply to comment]

Wishing you a very happy birthday!!

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday sweet lady!!!!!! Enjoy every moment! XO!

Oh, My Darling said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday, lady! Hope you have a great time celebrating, and lots of positivity!

cOLey24 said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! Mine is Sunday, and I have the same wish - I hope that I can accept life as it happens because that's how it's supposed to have happened :) Hope you have a glorious night!

Heidiopia said... [Reply to comment]

Hope you've had a wonderful day! Many happy returns!!

something-pretty.net said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday, Laura!! I hope you're having a wonderful day full of beautiful things and lots of love :)
Lisa

Cassy said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Bday pretty girl! I hope it is amazing, and the 24th year of your life is wonderful and full of beautiful growth like mine has been.

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday dear friend. You have no idea how much you mean to me. Thank you so much for everything, the world and I are so happy to have you!!
Here's to another wonderful year -- cheers girl!
Xoxo

mrsandrealorenz said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday :) I ate some chocolate cake for you!

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said... [Reply to comment]

This sounds crude, but...I feel like giving the cake in the picture some real hot loving. It looks delicious.

Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Remember, maturing is optional.

;)

Queena Corrina said... [Reply to comment]

I had no idea you were that old! No ofense, right? I thought you were like 19! Wow, i am feeling really stupid now! Anywys, wishing you th best b-day ever<3<3 Man, i feel like such a baby, i'm only 11! I know i'm rambling, but i don't care!!

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

Are you already starting to have a quarter life crisis? I thought you had another year for that. ^_-
Hope your birthday was fab!

Alexandria said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!! Hope it was amazing!


xoxo
http://21stcenturygirlam.blogspot.com/

Caiti said... [Reply to comment]

Happy, Happy Birthday! I feel honored to share a birthday with such a beautiful individual! I have LOVED following your blog. What you write resonates so deeply within me (Maybe it's that April 21 1987 connection ;)). Here's to a lovely weekend filled with all of the things you love and another year of discoveries!