Special 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!