22 February 2012

Twenty-Seven

I'm on highway 27, bitches.  CREDIT.
Tomorrow is February 23rd.  Or depending on when you’re reading this, today is February 23rd.  Either way, this means I am turning a year older.  Like women tend to do, I already had my breakdown.  Driving around with Dreamy unsuccessfully searching for an outfit to “make me feel pretty,” I broke into tears as I navigated from the mall to my favorite local boutique.  It was classic “women turning twenty-seven.”  It was inevitably horrible it seemed.

I went through all the usual feelings amidst my sobs.  I wasn’t going anywhere.  I had no direction.  I was the oldest Hooters Girl trying to keep up with girls who couldn’t even legally have a drink yet.  My high school friends were all married and having babies and decorating fabulous little starter homes.  I was just an old, unmarried waitress well on my way to being a cat lady.

Now the point of all this isn’t to show you how sorry I’m feeling for myself.  What’s it’s really about is that I had my moment and proceeded to get over it.  Yup, I cried.  Actually, I bawled in a way that was anything but attractive.  But I also realized how ridiculous I was being.  I realized that though I’ll be older, I will not be old.

Yes, I’ll be turning twenty-seven, but at twenty-eight I’ll have an MBA.  I’m also in the best shape of my life, not because I’m eighteen and have a metabolism that is on fire, but because I work my ass off and take great care of myself.  Yes, I’m almost twenty-seven, but I am dedicated, motivated and going places.  I just don’t know where those places are yet.

But you know what?  I’m pretty excited to find out.

14 comments:

  1. Inspirational! Yes, have your moment, feel sorry for yourself, then move on. I'll be hitting Highway 50 myself, this year--though according to the Mayan calendar the world will end on the eve of the day that happens. I don't know if I'm hoping that they Mayans were right or wrong!

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  2. Woah, tomorrow is my 21st birthday! Kind of a somber day for me (as I hoped to achieve my tacky dream of being a HG by now)but I'll live. I still hold out hope that in 5 years I'll be hootering myself through my MBA :)

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  3. Aaaawww Happy Birthday Sauce! Have a blessed day xxx

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  4. Not gonna lie. I greeted 27 (just a month ago) with the typical, 'it's just a birthday' blase at first attitude. Then, after the boy had left the house, I decided to treat myself to a nice, hot bath... where I promptly broke down and started crying hysterically. What is it about this age that makes us neurotic? or worried? A month in, it feels surreal, that I ever cried over a birthday. But I know what it means: thirty, and kids, and marriage, and being an adult is no longer YEARS away, years that I get to spend acting like and ass and drinking too much, and thinking that my big break is just moments away. I don't know. I feel more settled now, more adult, more worried about laundry, and finding a nice grill for the deck, and looking at local nursery schools, than ever before, but it feels... okay. I'm okay. And you'll be okay. But I just wanted you to know... I know what you're feeling. And it's scary.

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  5. Happy Birthday Sauce. I'm 26. I still look back on my life every year and say "What have I accomplished this year?" The answer nine times out of ten...I Survived another year...So that's another year my friends and family have for themselves to enjoy my awesome company...and 2. I didn't murder anyone this year (Though LAWD there have been times :D) So I'm not in jail. I'm always thankful for that. Everything else just kinda falls into place after that...family and friends. That's what it's all about.


    Sean Vantuyl

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  6. Happy Birthday Sauce.

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  7. Happy Birthday from Tales From A Bar!

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  8. Happy Birthday!

    This will make you smile for sure!
    (I know I did after reading it) :)

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  9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/annedehaas/3250144355/

    Duh,...(that should explain enough)

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  10. Hey lady,

    Could be worse. You could be a fortysomething college student! LOL

    We share a birthday today. Take good care of yourself, and don't worry-- you're not going to end up a cat lady. MBAs don't become cat ladies-- they become local luminaries. ;)

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  11. Oh, you're a day after me! Happy birthday!!

    I definitely have cried every year since I turned 21, I don't know what I'll do when I hit 30.

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  12. Thanks for all the love, friendies. I feel special :)

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  13. THANK GOD it's not just me! I had my 27th on Feb 12 and went though all the same emotions as you and I just thought I was slowly going crazy! Thanks for informing me It's not just me, and it must be something about 27!

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