Yesterday was my 25th birthday. Somehow, in the blink of an eye, so much time has passed. I spent my day yesterday reflecting on how I went from 18 to 25 so quickly and I’ve decided that there is no explanation and that moving forward I ought to pay closer attention to the moment because soon enough it will be forgotten.
That said, I am not sad about being 25, it just feels weird, you know? Somewhere along the way I changed from a student living in Syracuse, to an unemployed grad in Little Rock, to a full-fledged adult in DC, and now I am shacking up with a boy in Pittsburgh! It’s all just happened so fast and now I am a legit grown up with a dog!
My day yesterday was lovely. I woke up early and went on a 5 mile run around my new neighborhood and managed to only get lost once. The hills around these parts are taking a serious toll on my pace but I’m trying to not let that get the best of me.
I worked through the morning hours until I was interrupted by a flower delivery from my guy! I am a sucker for fresh flowers and he really outdid himself this time.
During my Google Hangout with my co-workers I received lots of well wishes and every wore the Google party hat throughout the meeting. I wish I had taken a screenshot because it was pretty funny.
Later that night, I met up with my sister and her fiancé for dinner at La Tavola. My sister planned so well and made my night really special. It was out first time spending a birthday together in 9 years (!) and it was so fun to celebrate together.
She gave me a very special gift and in the card asked me to be her Maid of Honor! Let the wedding planning commence!!
At the end of the meal the owner came over to our table to wish me a happy birthday and thank us for coming in. How cool is that? We will definitely be going back there. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was so cozy.
Before calling it a night, they took me to Mt. Washington to check out the views of the city I now call home. It was breathtaking and the fireworks that were going off in the background served as the icing on the cake.
I have no idea what will unfold this year and I am kind of excited about that. I felt ready for a change when I left DC, and I think that living in Pittsburgh will certainly provide that! Here’s to a great year!