It’s my birthday, and I’ll throw confetti if I want to


{Photo by Spencer}


Today is my birthday! Cue the confetti, candles and cupcakes. As of 10 a.m. this morning, I’m 27 years old — and I’ve officially reached my late twenties. Considering I was a tender 22 when write meg! was born, I consider the intervening years to be a major accomplishment. Y’all are awesome.

Since my 26th birthday, I’ve traveled to New York City, California and the Outer Banks. I’ve continued to write, both here and in the paper, and have tried to strengthen my photography skills (or skillz. Am I too old to write “skillz” now? Or just too uncool?). I took my first hot air balloon ride with Spencer, which was scary but inspiring, and we celebrated our two-year anniversary in March. I read lots of books. I got up two see two sunrises — a major accomplishment for my lazy, tired bones. I spent lots of time with family and hope I’ve strengthened some friendships. Overall, I kept it moving . . . and tried to stay positive, especially in difficult times.

And here’s age 27, looking bright and sparkly and new. Though change is sometimes hard for me, I’m excited about what the coming year will bring — and how things will look next July. My hope is that 27 will be filled with good reads, happy moments, gorgeous sunsets and new opportunities to learn. I have a few goals — volunteering more; worrying less — but am learning not to put too much pressure on myself. “Be Here Now” has been my mantra for a while, and I’m trying hard to engrave those words on my heart.

So here’s to another great year — and to 27 being the best one yet. Virtual cupcakes for everyone!

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60 thoughts on “It’s my birthday, and I’ll throw confetti if I want to

  1. Happy birthday Miss Meg! My husband’s birthday was yesterday and I get really excited about birthdays in proximity among the people I love. πŸ™‚ Have a great one!

  2. Happy Birthday sweetie!
    I have a secret for you….30 can be daunting, I know you can see it from your new place, and it can make you wonder if you’ve done all you wanted to do but it is a zillllion times better. Honestly. 30 kicks 20’s a$$.

    • Good to know, Juju — thank you! Now that I’m staring down the slope to 30, lots of things are raging through my mind. Trying to calm all that and just live in the moment.

  3. Happy Birthday!! And you can use the word skillz any time you want to, even at my age at 38. I think. Or, at least you get to the point where you just don’t care if it’s socially polite or appropriate to use a word! πŸ™‚ Enjoy your day, and here’s to another year of good books!

    • Thanks, Christina! I have quite a few mantras, most of them stolen from quotes on Pinterest. But hey, whatever works.

  4. For whatever it’s worth, 27 was my favorite age, until I turned 28, 29, 30 and 31. Now I seem to like each new year better, which is pretty special. Here’s to 27!

    • You know, it’s funny — growing up, my sister and I were the only July babies I knew. And we never had anyone around to come to our summer birhday parties. So we had to start having them in May or June. Craziness. And happy birthday to you, too!

  5. Hey I use the word skillz and I’m 20 years older than you! But I really don’t feel like I’m 46. I remember 27 like it was just a couple of years ago. Crazy. Hope you have a wonderful birthday and thanks, I will have a virtual cupcake that magically have no calories!

    • I also specialize in virtual frozen daiquiris, cinnamon buns and milkshakes without calories, Sandy — so just let me know when you’d like to place your order. I’ll be prepared! (And thanks for the birthday wishes!)

  6. Happy Happy Birthday, Meg! Best wishes for a wonderful upcoming year of joy, good health great company and many terrific accomplishments!

    Enjoy your day, throw lots & lots of confetti and celebrate, celebrate, celebrate :o)

    • Why thank you, Andi — I appreciate it! Since I was surprised with a birthday pumpkin pie by friends at work yesterday, I really can’t complain!

  7. Oh, happy birthday!! I hope you have a great day with your loved ones and that your 27th year will be a joyful one. πŸ™‚

  8. I thought I had just posted a comment here, so I apologize if this comes through twice!

    Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! I wish you all the best in your 27th year and beyond!! πŸ™‚

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