Happy birthday to … me!

Photo by Flickr user Theresa Thompson

Photo by Flickr user Theresa Thompson

On July 18, 1985 at the ripe ol’ time of 10:21 a.m., Megan Lynn — my parents’ first child, a tiny girl born with a full head of dark hair — came into the world! Twenty four years later, I’m sitting here writing a blog post about it. My hours-old ’80s baby self would have said, “What’s a blog post?!

Ah, yes — it’s my birthday! And I think it’s fair to say that, at 24, I’ve officially entered my mid-twenties. While I find this simultaneously terrifying and awesome, I’m going to have to say that awesome is winning out right now.

Even more than on New Year’s Eve, I usually use my birthday as a marker for looking back at what life has brought me since the previous celebration. It’s true that in the past year, my life has changed quite a bit — especially regarding my relationships — but the fact of the matter is that much has stayed the same. I take comfort in the fact that while I’m still moving forward in many areas of my life, my relationships with family and friends have been a constant source of happiness in my life, as has my writing, reading, photography — and blogging!

I look forward to spending the first year of my mid-twenties reading as many books as possible, eating good food, spending time with the people who matter most to me and — who knows! — finally cranking out the novel that’s going to catapult me to literary superstardom. Here’s to hoping!