It's my birthday today and I am torn between a small bit of sadness that I have not yet accomplished what I thought I would at this age (career wise, family wise, money wise) and excitement because, let's face it, birthdays are awesome. I'm 26 today, in case anyone was wondering. I don't want to become one of those people who dread their birthdays. They always seemed a bit ridiculous to me - like, what's not to love about presents and cake?
I just hope this year I can take some of those big steps towards having a really established career and put some money away in the bank. My bf and I have talked about wanting to try to buy a little apartment for ourselves in the next few years, and that would be really nice too. I'd love, by the time I'm 30, for things to be more settled. And maybe even a kid by then - I don't want one RIGHT now, but I don't want to be in the older maternal age catagory by the time I have kids either. Everything else aside, it's not looking like I'll have a ton of money for fertility treatments if I go the celebrity route and wait until 40. And career. Oh career. I hope I end up with a good one.
HowEVER, actually, the main thing is the cake and presents today. No more deep thoughts. I already have gotten some awesome gifts from my boyfriend. He got me a bunch of clothing from United Colors of Benetton and I feel very pretty in them. The cake is yet to come, and I look forward to it.
And then, Thanksgiving, which I always love because I am a glutton. I'll let you guys know how that goes.