I’ve been waiting for like 5 years to say the words “I’m feeling 22” as a 22-year old.
May 20, 2018 was the day it finally happened, and honestly just thanks to Taylor Swift for the songs I have been growing up listening to. Anybody else just play any song from any of her albums and memories and feelings just come flooding back?
I remember hearing that song junior year of high school just wondering what life would look like as a 22-year old. I don’t think I’d ever have dreamed I’d be going on 3 years of marriage to the world’s sweetest man, I’d be about to finish up college all the way over in Virginia. I’d have a house with 2 dogs living in it. Also, I’d have a 4 year old little brother (18 years is quite the age difference haha)
Everyone always ask on a birthday…”Well do you feel ______ (fill in the blank with the age you are turning)?” John Luke asked me yesterday “Well do you feel 22?” and I think this was the first year I actually answered yes.
It’s convenient that we take our family beach trip on my birthday every year because I can remember exactly where and what I was doing the year before every birthday. I usually can remember how I was feeling too. Then it makes it easy to compare to how I am doing now. And this year, I just do feel a little older, just a little older, and in good ways.
I see growth.
Growth that I am happy for and thankful for. Growth that solely comes by the grace of God. I thank God for the ways He allowed me to stretch even if in the moments it hurt, because it as in the stretching and being out of my comfort zone that yielded some growth.
I am not perfect, but I see a better version of myself today than I did a year ago. A “better version” I think is simply just a version of yourself that looks more like Jesus.
I am really excited about this year! I’ll finish school in December so a whole new chapter of my life will be unfolding in my 22nd year.
If you’re reading this, thanks for keeping up with us. Speaking of that, John Luke and I are talking about starting a new little project so check back on us to see if we go through with it! I want to hear from YOU though. Why do you like following me? What do you follow me for? What would you like to see or hear more of?
Alright, here’s to my 22nd year!