This week I turn 26. My birthday is my absolute favourite time of the year. I still get excited about it and love waking up knowing I’m going to spend the day exactly as I please!
Prior to having children I would have a ‘birthday week’. This was literally an excuse to enjoy a whole weeks worth of celebrations. We would do something special each day: trips, eating out and other little treats along the way.
Now that I have Baby J and Little E, we are back to celebrating on my actual birthday, ‘birthday week’ was never going to last was it? Boo! Since Hubs left teaching and now has holiday leave to play with, he makes sure all of our birthdays are booked off. This year, we are heading over to our nearest Christmas market, I’m so excited!
As becoming 26 fast approaches, I’ve stepped back and gandered at my little life. It’s human nature to look at others and feel the odd pang of envy. It’s normal to have that fleeting feeling that someone else’s grass is a whole lot greener. But when rationality kicks in, I realise that we are all in the same boat. Ultimately we are all working towards the same thing. To keep our families happy and healthy, whilst enjoying it as much as we can along the way.
If I’d have been told that by the age of 26 I would be a wife and SAHM, I wouldn’t have believed it. Nevermind that I’d would give up my business entirely and have our children so close together. It definitely wouldn’t have occurred to me that I’d take to my keyboard to blog my way through it. Sometimes life doesn’t pan out how we imagined it would, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
At 26, I feel lucky. I feel fulfilled (nearly, I’m only human!) and I feel humbled. All Hubs and I have to do is stick at it and work together to keep it that way…happy birthday to me!
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