Happy Birthday to Me!

inslee_illustrationsSpecial announcement! It’s my birthday! I’m 22 and will be singing the Taylor Swift song all day long! I keep asking myself how I’m in my 20s and then I realize that getting older means time goes by quicker. I know that this time in my life is special and I need to cherish it, which I am. Being young, single, and starting my career is a whirlwind of new experiences.

Speaking of careers, I have exciting news! As of last week, I have officially accepted a position as a Marketing Analyst for a nonprofit in northern Virginia! This is the best birthday present I could have ever gotten. After going through the ups and downs of job hunting, I understand how blessed I am to be employed by a great organization. Although it’s only a contracted job until November, I know this will add a lot of great experience to my resume for future career moves.

As far as birthday festivities go, I really have nothing planned today. Partly because I’m fighting off a kidney infection and partly because, well, birthdays aren’t as exciting and meaningful as they were when we were kids. We don’t get our friends together to just have cake and ice cream and to play a few games. Now, we get everyone together for a dinner party which is inevitably more complicated because so and so wants to bring his girlfriend who doesn’t get along with someone else who’s invited. Lord help you if there’s a vegetarian in the group because they’ll complain that there’s nothing Vegetarian friendly on the menu. I just miss the simplicity of childhood sometimes!

Anyway, I’m really blessed this birthday. Thanks for everyone’s encouragement in this process too!

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0 Responses to Happy Birthday to Me!

  1. Liz says:

    Thanks for all the sweet comments and birthday wishes! You all are the best πŸ™‚

  2. Laura Obbo says:

    I wish you a late happy birthday! And congrats with your new job!!! πŸ˜€
    I know exactly what you mean when you talk about life going by quicker and the simplicity of childhood. I’m 23, in my last year at university, and also beginning to search for a job. When I see the students in their first year, I feel so old. At the same time I feel weird because I realize the carefree years are over, but I also feel happy because there are so many new things I look forward to… πŸ™‚
    Anyway, happy Easter and a quick recovery!! πŸ˜€

    Lots of love,
    Laura

  3. anaesrout01 says:

    Happy belated birthday! Get well soon!

  4. riedal says:

    Happy birthday and well done please for you

  5. lifeofamylee says:

    Happy birthday!! Congrats on the job – working for a nonprofit is amazing!

  6. stylelysa says:

    Happy birthday, have a great one!

  7. Happy Birthday to You!

  8. kauifrommaui says:

    happy birthday, Liz <3

  9. kelceepowell says:

    Happy birthday! And congratulations on the new job- such a great birthday gift! Enjoy!!😊

  10. Marfy says:

    Happy birthday xx

  11. hugsxheart says:

    Happy birthday πŸ˜€

  12. Happy birthday to you!!! Now we are the same age! But, I’ll be turning 23 in August haha πŸ™

  13. Happy birthday! Congrats on the job!

  14. Happy birthday! I hope you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  15. Kate B. says:

    It’s my birthday too! Hope you have a great one!

  16. ingrid says:

    Happy Birthday!πŸŽ‰ I so wish I was 22 again πŸ˜‰ xoxo

  17. Punaha says:

    Greetings from India, wishing you a very Happy B’day, Stay Awesome and keep blogging πŸ™‚ – Swetha, Team Punaha

  18. I hope your day is wonderful! And congratulations. πŸ™‚

  19. Happy Birthday!!! Congrats on the new job too! That really is a fabulous birthday present. You’re going to do great. I hope you have an amazing day!

  20. Emily says:

    Happy birthday:) have fun today!

  21. Happy birthday and congratulations!! πŸ˜€ I’m looking forward to my 22nd so I can sing the Taylor Swift song with real meaning. I’ll try not to wish the time away until then though.

  22. I really wish you all the best for your B-Day! A big hug from Italy to you!

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