Thursday, April 19, 2012

There's something about a birthday

Do you love your birthday? do you dread it? Why is it that people don't seem to feel neutral about celebrating "themselves."

I am turning 24 on Tuesday. 24. Woah. When did that happen. I swear I just turned 20 like a week ago. Last year was the first time where I didn't have a great birthday. That was mostly my own doing, but it also wasn't the happiest time in my life. This year I'm trying to be more pro-active. Celebrate me! I'm having a cinco de mayo/silver and gold birthday party with my roommate (its my golden birthday and her silver anniversary of being alive) But pulling all of this together makes me realize what I don't have.

I don't have my dream job yet. In fact I'm incredibly bored with my job/career, but for some reason I still haven't gotten that kick in the ass to go do something about it.

I don't really have a lot of friends here. I have friends. Don't get me wrong. But so many of them are work friends, or friends of convenience. They are the kind of people you pour your heart out to over a glass of wine, or call 27 times a day, or gchat with non stop.

I still struggling with a broken heart, two years later.

I've been in DC for over two years now, and I know less about what I want to do with my life than when I moved here as a college senior.

But why am I wasting time worrying about all that. I have so many great things in my life, yet I continue to focus on what I don't have.

I do have some wonderful crazy friends.

BW. Roommate. Best Friend since the sixth grade. She knows everything about me.

LoPro aka Lawfully Wedded Wife. Bestie since the seventh grade.

Kat. Part Soulmate part therapist. College Bestie. I talk to her every single day. She's brilliant, tough and not afraid to tell it like it is. She balances me in every way. I love her to death.

KJ.  Roommie. We've been friends for EVER. 5th grade maybe? Became BFF in high school. and reconnected when we both moved to DC two years ago.

CC. DC bestie. She recently moved to New Zealand. She has no idea how much I miss her.
I live in an awesome city. I have a well paying, well connected, and very cushy job. I have my health. I have my family. I have a great house. I love my neigborhood. I have my wonderful blog friends. What else do I really need?

PS Have you seen this video? So funny. And true.


Missy Ann Rinfret said...

Oh my gosh- 24- ur a baby :) enjoy ur self, start every day with a smile, don't stress & take life day by day. Cute blog! New follower! xx

Blue Dog Belle said...

Thanks Honey! I'll try!

A Southern Belle in DC said...

My 23rd birthday was my least favorite, too. Birthdays have been better since- and I say that with all the sage and wisdom of a 25 year old! Hah! Hope you enjoy it!

Blue Dog Belle said...

Haha. Well that's good to know!

Katherine said...

You're making me feel so old! I remember when we celebrated your 20th in EspaƱa :) I love the video btw. I can't afford Whole Foods so I go to Trader Joes #sotrue

Becca said...

Happy early 24th birthday! If it helps, I spent my 24th in a town where I didn't know anyone and had no idea where I was going to live for the next 10 months! You'll have a great birthday, and your friends sound wonderful!

Blue Dog Belle said...

Haha. I know. But really, wasn't spain like 20 minutes ago? Where did the time go?

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Coming from someone who recently turned 30, enjoy every aspect of your 20s! Even the crazy parts -- job changes, breakups, stressors, disappointments ... they all somehow lead you to the right path (eventually) :) Happy early birthday, and may 24 be an awesome year for you!

Wil Harris said...

Of course being a triplet I always share my B-day with my other 2 sisters and our really good friend has the same B-day as us (same year and everything)! We just celebrated our 25th. It's nice to celebrate a b-day with people you love.

As for a dream job/career? You just have to find what makes you happy and take a leap of faith! We're rooting for you girl, make 2012 your year :)

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