Another year has gone by...how did that happen? Today I turned 33. This year has been both one of the longest I can remember and one that went by in the blink of an eye. Some days I feel every second of those 33 years and other times I feel like I am still 20-something. So much has happened this year that much of it is a blur.
This year has been both amazing and ridiculously hard. It has been full of both excitement and fatigue, tough choices and amazing rewards. If nothing else, the theme of this year has been patience and change.
Since my last birthday, I went on a vacation, had a baby, went on maternity leave, bought and moved into our first house, returned from maternity leave, celebrated Baby E's first Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's days, ran my first post baby 5k, 10k and half marathon and that is just the big stuff. I have been busy.
Several times in the lately I have looked around at my life and been amazed that this is my life. I am so blessed. I have a job I enjoy and some amazing coworkers, the best baby ever, a wonderful husband and a house in the neighborhood I coveted for so long. I don't exactly know what I did to get here, but I am going to enjoy every minute of it.
Waking up to this face makes this one of the best birthdays ever. I can't wait to see what this year will bring.