Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Things I Learned at 27
The birthday festivities are officially over. And after some thinking, I concluded the best gift I have been given this year are these bits of wisdom:
At 27 I am happy to say I know who my real friends are.
I know what it means to love another person (and that love takes some work, but it's all worth it).
I know that I'm not perfect.
I know how precious (and short) life is.
I know what it means to work hard, but also that sometimes hard work goes unrewarded (for a while).
I know how to juggle work and play.
I know what I'm all about.
I know where I want to go.
I know I can make a difference.
I know I want to keep learning.
I know to trust my instincts.
Sometimes you just have to say "screw it" and move on.
In the last year I have experienced so much, from meeting new people, doing new work in publishing, holding a newborn in my arms, and so many other memories. I can't wait for the future, and all the things I will know by the time I reach 28.
Pictures above are from Monte De Oro Winery, Falkner Winery, brunch at my house, and Casey's Cupcakes (at Fashion Island).