January 22, 2010

*23* Candles on my Cake




Happy birthday, dear, Julie, happy birthday to ME!!!!! Look at my cute button that Ashley made for me! Thank you, ma'am!

Yes, the twenty-third year of my life is here. How am I feeling about that, you ask? Just dandy. I slept in a little this morning, I plan to clean the house (just like I do every Friday) and go out for a little bit later. Pretty exciting, right?

Ok, so today really isn't going to be that exciting because the real celebration is happening tomorrow. My parents are coming tomorrow, because HELLO I'm their only child! I can't wait for them to be here!



And tomorrow night we are going to a gala and auction to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the school where I work. I can't wait to get dressed up! And I can't wait to show you my outfit :) It's going to be fabulous.

Ok, so back to the birthday talk. I have been thinking about this post for about two weeks. And while I was talking to this sweet girl last night I realized how much pressure I have been putting on myself with this post. Is it because it's my birthday? That shouldn't matter. Is it because I'm another year older, and I feel like I should say something wise? I have no words of wisdom today.



And then it hit me. Birthdays are kind of like New Year's. It's a new day dawning, a change, we feel the need to make resolutions, we want to do this year better than the last, we reflect on the last year of our life, and we think about what this year will hold. Well, it's no different for me.



As you know, last year was an interesting one for me. Lots of exciting things happened, but some not-so-exciting things happened too. I don't want this year to be like that. While some of the events of my twenty second year were out of my hands, I believe I could have made last year a little better. And I hate the thoughts of knowing that I didn't give last year one hundred percent. I just settled. And I am not a settler.



I want this year to be different. It already feels different, actually. I know that this year will be happier than the last and wonderful things will happen for me. I really believe that. But I also know that my happiness is in my hands. There are things that I must do to make this a great year. I have to make an effort, for myself, if for no one else. So, this is my twenty-three at twenty-three....



 Have a wonderful day, everyone! And Happy Birthday to me!



{Photos via ABC and weheartit}

38 comments:

mrs.mfc said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY lovely!! I hope you have a fabulous day!!

Buckhead Belle said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! xoxo

Southern Belle Mama said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope your day is great!

Sweet Tea and Biscuits said...

The 23 at 23 is super cute ! 23 is a great age- that is the age I met my husband. Live this year up !! You never know what God has in store for you at 23 :)P.S. Check out southern mommas site- I left you a little virtual bday prez

Trish said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a FAB weekend!!!

Love the new header!!!!

Morgan said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl!!! Wishing you nothing but happiness. 23 is a great year!

cris (cristal) said...

happy birthday hun. ur 23 thts great.
i cant wait till im 23 haha how does it feel??
ny difference??
hope u have a great time with ur frnds and family.

-cris

Tia said...

Happy Birthday!!
Have a great day ☺

Liz said...

Happy Birthday, Julie! Wishing you the best Birthday EVER!

Birthday ((Hugs)) ~Liz

P.S. I like the new Header, too!

Ashley said...

Leaving you some birthday love, here, too! And I absolutely love your Twenty Three at 23! Maybe I can get in on that Sex and the City movie thing? Love love love!

carolinagirl said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!!!!

Bella Michelle said...

Happy, happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

Kelsey said...

Happy Birthday my beautiful sister :) I love you and I'm lovin the new blog look!

Kelsey

Taylor-made Wife said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great one.

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

this is a great time in ur life! happy bday!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great weekend!

Sara Lang said...

Happy Birthday! I never actually click through to your blog, but I'm in love with the design. It's almost as cute as you are. Hope you have an absolutely fabulous day!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I love all your goals! I should do something like that for my birthday. Happy, Happy Birthday darling girl- enjoy 23! What a great age. Enjoy the day/weekend!

Rasha said...

Happy birthday my gorgeous girl. I love you so much and hope that you have an amazing time!!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Happy Birthday! Ahhh, to be 23 again...

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday!! I love that 23 at 23! I want to do it! Our birthdays are super close! Mine was last Wednesday and it was my 23rd! : )

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Happiest of Happy Birthdays, pretty lady! May this be the best year yet for you! : )

littledaisymay said...

Happy happy birthday!

Pink Lace and Cupcakes said...

Happy Birthday babygirl!!! Hope you have a wonderful day:)

Masala Chica said...

Happy Birthday Julie! Mine is on Sunday. Aquarians rock! :-)
Kiran

capperson said...

Happy Birthday :)

The Wife said...

Happy birthday to you! I hope you have a fabulous day!

Nikosmommy said...

Happy B-day Beautiful!! Enjoy it, you're 23yrs young!!!!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you have a fabulous day.

:)

Amber said...

Happy Birthday! What a great "23 at 23" I might have to steal that idea when I turn 25 in a month a half. Ahh....23....what a great year!! I hope it's fabulous for you!!

Kelsey Claire said...

Happy Birthday to you pretty lady! I hope it is a great one!

meredith said...

happy happy happy birthday, gorgeous!!!

Brunch at Saks said...

Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you...

Hope you have a great birthday and fabulous year love! XOXO

Lily Lemontree said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!

bananas. said...

first of all...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADY!!! WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!

yay i love birthdays. i think your 23 @ 23 is a FAB idea. and since you're young, that list ain't so bad. you will totally accomplish it all.

hope you had a wonderful day birthday girl! make a wish!!!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Have a GREAT time tonight at the gala. LOVE the shoes.

3 Peanuts said...

Oops that last comment is from me. I am posting for a friend who is in CHINA AN I FORGOT TO SIGN OUT.

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Happy Belated birthday!! I love the idea of 23 at 23!