Today is my 27th birthday! I was speaking to a friend yesterday saying how I think 27 is so old and I actually don’t have much to show for living 27 years. She thought I was talking complete nonsense and reminded me that I have a couple things to be proud of at this stage of my life.
To begin with, the thing I am probably most proud of is that I have two law degrees and came top of my class in both of them. I can play my heart and soul out of a piano. The works of Debussy, Chopin and Liszt pull at my heart strings. I can also speak French, something I don’t do often enough.
I’m incredibly lucky to have travelled far and wide in this lifetime so far. I’ve travelled to 20 countries and over 60 different cities, a number of them of which I’ve visited multiple times. I’ve been up the Eiffel Tower twice, viewed Dubai from the Burj Kalifa, I’ve been wine tasting in Napa Valley, partied in Las Vegas, seen Big Ben, eaten gelato on the Spanish Steps in Rome, visited Schloss Neuschwanstein, sat on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar, walked the steps to the big Buddha in Hong Kong and seen the Sydney Opera House from a boat in the harbour. 27 will bring the dawn of a few more travels and new destinations too which I can’t wait to discover (stay tuned for more details).
I’ve probably read hundreds, if not thousands, of books. I’ve always preferred reading over watching TV. Something you may not know about me is that I wear glasses the majority of the day and I’m convinced it’s due to the fact that I would read under the covers long after my bed time when I was little. Another tit-bit of information: I could read before I went to school.
My friend, Natalie, said that moving out of the house was something I have to be proud of at 27. I suppose being fully financially independent, running a house and being on top of adult-like things such as not forgetting to buy toilet paper probably is an achievement but I think people do it a lot younger than I did so I wouldn’t put it at the top of my list, but I must say, knowing that I am able to take care of myself is extremely liberating. Something that will never change, however, is that occasionally, all you want/need is your Daddy.
I’ve fallen in love, had my heart broken and realised that life goes on. I’ve fallen in love again and realised so much more than I ever could have before. Sometimes, opposites attract.
I’ve realised that your career does not define who you are as a person and that the opinions of others are worth less value than Chappies. You need to listen to your heart and do exactly what it tells you to do in order to find the peace inside of you. A true friend is worth her weight in gold – hold on to them tightly. A solid family is a gift from God and the very essence of a divine blessing.
So there, life at the ripe old age of 27 can’t be that bad now, can it? I’ve decided that I’m going to embrace it and celebrate the next chapter in life and all the journeys I experience along the way. Thank you so much for taking the ride with me. I couldn’t be more grateful for the company!
Have a wonderful weekend!