Tomorrow is my 27th birthday.
I suddenly feel very old all at once, it’s much much closer to 30 than 26, or at least it feels like it and by birthday has crept up on me a bit. Teetering on the edge of starting a new job after 6 weeks of unemployment and temping, it’s easy to feel a bit like I’m either static or going backwards. Getting a little perspective on the matter though, it’s not like that at all.
I’ll finally be doing something I’ve been wanting to do, and doing properly, as my actual job. Graphic design and artworking aren’t going to be a side to what I’m supposed to be doing and that’s quite a nice feeling. I guess it almost feels like I’ve finally got a handle on this career thing.
Getting it together
Taking the whole job situation away, I mostly feel like I’ve got it together. I’ve got a house, I’m in a (really) long term relationship, I can drive a car. All those things I didn’t have when I was 21…
It’s not that 27 is a milestone birthday but it does land you firmly in your late 20s. In the last year I’ve taken a little more care of myself, both mentally and physically and I feel better for it. Whether yoga and eating more healthily have done all that much for my physique are another question but I feel much more active and that I’m heading in the right direction.
I’ve no idea what is going down tomorrow. As a rigid planner, this element of surprise has me slightly frustrated but I haven’t been disappointed by Moon yet.
Here’s a photo from my last day as a 26 year old
I actually kind of love birthdays and August this year seems to be a big point of changes for me so I’m looking forward to seeing what this next year brings.