27! Why is it the best birthday?
I hope everyone who is reading this today is doing well!! I thought I would share a little bit about my birthday last Thursday. You might have clicked on this thinking there was some major insight coming up regarding the benefits of turning such a "random" number, but unfortunately that is not what this post is about. This is simply a reflection of how happy I am to have reached such an awesome age, and why I have always wanted to reach this number!
I love numbers, and I love birthdays!! There is a funny coincidence in my immediate family that all of our birthdays are divisible by the number 9. The first 3 birthdays are 9, 18, and 27. And then the 4th is another 27 from a different month. Now this little nugget of information about my family's birthday dates might have also given you a clue as to A) which birthday date is mine and B) also connected the dots to why I wanted to discuss this topic with you!
IT'S MY GOLDEN BIRTHDAY!!!
Now I just want to say that I always pictured as a little kid, that becoming 27 would be the coolest age to turn, not because of it being my golden birthday but because I felt like it would be the time in my twenties where I would feel most secure and confident in myself. I would be very happy, work hard, travel the world, be excited about the future, and be in love! I was never really looking forward to 25 or 30 because they are so simple and typical markers of time, am I right? And I was always determined the best age was going to be 27!! To me, 27 is chic, unassuming, still young, but also old enough to be held in a higher regard as a fully fledged adult! I LOVE that I am now 27!
Of course it is a lot of expectation to put on one year of my life, but I do believe there is something to be said of visualizing yourself reach a particular goal, or have excitement to enter into a new moment of your life. I have never felt more excited to get older than on Wednesday night when I was buzzing waiting for the clock to chime midnight. It was so great, and I woke up with the biggest smile on my face. I took the day off to have a complete day of relaxation, pampering, watching movies, eating sweets, and that is it!!
To top it all off, I have the best family and friends, who gave me the loveliest birthday surprises! My hubby greeted me with breakfast and tea in bed, followed by my birthday card and the most unbelievable gift of a gold Bony Levy signet ring!! Just completely spoiled! Gold for my Golden birthday! And he also was able to join me for breakfast in bed, since he had a work meeting starting an hour later than normal so we could relax together instead of the usual morning hustle. Already such a treat! I later went to my favorite nail salon in Barrington and indulged in a mani pedi, and then spent the rest of the day at home watching some movies. Romain came home a little later and we went for dinner at Slyce Coal Fire Pizza in Wauconda which was so yummy!! And finally opened lots of gifts from my family when we returned home! Romain also made the most incredible Grand Marnier soufflé as my birthday dessert and it was to die for!!
This year of my life, already has many adventures planned, and some new beginnings possibly in the works, so I am looking forward to honoring my 27th year with as much excitement, love, and dedication as possible. Cheers to cherishing a whole new year of memories!
Lastly, I want to point out that, each and every person is different, and you do not need to have certain things accomplished or done by a certain age. I never would have thought that I would be where I am right now in my life by the age of 27. I actually never thought that I would be where I am in life until maybe late 30s. Anything is possible, and rewarding yourself for growing another year older, wiser, stronger, and smarter, is extremely important. Life has its ups and downs, and I will always celebrate every UP possible.
Sending a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all the February birthdays and all current 27 year olds in the world! Wishing everyone an incredible rest of your year!
Lots of Love xx