Defined by UrbanDictionary.com as 'The birthday when you turn the same age as your birthdate.', my "golden birthday" is coming up in March. It feels like this is one of those 'more-important-than-other-birthdays' birthdays; I'm turning 27 (on the 27th), which officially puts me in my mid-twenties (it's not a bad thing, just a 'landmark'); it's my first birthday in a new state, away from my friends and lastly, I feel I've grown immensely in the last year.
I've made revelations about myself, bonded deeply with my family and even made some new parent-friends here in California. I've had the chance to look back at what's gotten me to this point in my life and I can say with all honesty, there's not much I regret and nothing I would change. All the experiences, memories, traumas and joys have made me who I am today and I'm satisfied that I'm a good person, worthy of friendship, full of humor and love, sensitive to the plights of others and willing to fight for those I love the what I believe in.
Starting on March 1st, I'll start a 27-day post to commemorate this chance to reflect; I'll post a few pictures a day that have special meaning to me or tells an important story about my life. I'll try to do it in some sort of timeline but I can't guarantee anything more than a chance to share some memories that helped mold me into the person I am today.