I’m not much of a birthday milestone celebrating person, but for some reason this birthday feels like something extra special.
I feel like I’ve completed something and yet have only just begun.
It feels momentous.
Perhaps I suddenly feel like an adult, not that I wasn’t before, but that it is now settled.
I feel a sense of closure on my youth,
though I know I am certainly still young,
it’s just going to be different now.
I know it.
My perspective seems to have naturally shifted, it’s hard to explain because it was such a natural movement and not so much an epiphany moment.
But I know something’s different.
I feel capable, and yet very aware of my naivety.
I think the two have mixed very well at this point in my life.
I am thoroughly optimistic for my 21st year,
I am grateful to have been given the chance to live this long and love this much while still so young and I am looking forward to how this and future years continue to challenge and grow me.
I am proud to be a 21 year old woman, Christian, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and so much more.
My life feels like a treasure that I am only just discovering,
and that is quite exciting.