Becoming older is so strange. This past year I have been absolutely dreading my 24th birthday. I know, I know I am still young and have plenty of years ahead of me. My fear is waking up one day and being 80 years old and wondering where did life go? My birthday caught me out of the blue this week because I was spending so much time trying to focus on other things, and you know what? It was great. I went out to celebrate with two of my best friends, and was totally and completely fooled, because I walked into a full on surprise party. I was absolutely blown away and am so thankful for all of my amazing friends who came out to celebrate. I’ve been on a lot of adventures and have come a long way in my 24 years, and although I haven’t achieved all that I wish or done the things I thought I would do by the time I reached 24, I think I will be okay. You’re not supposed to achieve absolutely everything you set your sights on. There would be no lessons learned and life would be a lot less exciting. Being 23 was about seeking out my passions and focusing on what is best for me, which included quitting the job I didn’t like and taking on some personal more creative projects. I think that 24 has some even more exciting things in store and I am ready for it!