My Quarter Quell
Today, I am 25 years old.
A quarter of a century.
Does this mean I’m a grown up yet?
I’ve been sifting through some of the dozens and dozens of old family photos my brother has posted on Flickr, and happened upon a few that are particularly apropos to today’s date. Y’know, the day of my birth and all. So while there will likely be lots of ridonkulous photos and good timery to show you after my Hunger Games-themed party on Saturday (get it? My Quarter Quell birthday? Hunger Games? Eh? Ehhh?), for now, I think I’ll take a stroll down memory lane–a journey through birthdays past. Care to join me?
1996 – My 8th birthday
2000 – My 12th birthday
2001 – My 13th birthday
2006 – My 18th birthday (first in college!)
2009 – My 21st birthday (legal drinking age booyah!)
2010 – The big double-2 (and my last birthday at 246+ lbs)
2011 – My 23rd (down maybe 40 pounds at this point?)
And of course, last year – My Potterlicious 24th!
Regardless of how far I may have come, how much weight I may have gained or lost throughout the years, and what the state of my health has been at various times throughout my life, one thing had remained the same: I frakkin’ love my birthday. But even more than that, I love that now I get to share this slice of my life with all of you! Thanks for being with me through the past 2 birthdays–here’s looking ahead to the next 25, eh?