Today is my 26th birthday. Staunchly in my mid-twenties, I feel really good. I know it’s de rigeur to feel something of an existential crisis during a mid-twenties birthday (who am I? What am I doing with my life? What do I want to be when I grow up? Oh dear cracker sandwiches, AM I GROWN UP ALREADY?!) but I feel good.

25 was a fun age for me. I got a little more comfortable wearing my mom jeans (both figuratively and literally. Figuratively because I got a little more practice being a mom, literally because I wear jeans {thereby making them a mom’s jeans} and I lost weight so they’re looser and more comfortable), I wrote two novels, and had a blast existing. My life is a lot of fun. And laundry. But more fun.

I have high hopes for age 26. My first novel is getting published next month (June 20!!!), we have plans to try to add another tiny human to our family, I might just make it down to 170 lbs before said additional tiny human makes my weight shoot right back up again. I think this next year is going to be awesome.

In 26 years I’ve gone from this…To this…And I think that’s pretty cool.

8 thoughts on “26

  1. Happiest of Birthdays to you! You kicked ass at 25, and I’m sure you’re going to rock even harder at 26!

    (Ps- how weird is it that you’re two years younger than I?! I need to get started with the babies or the novels, stat! Not both though, good lord!)

  2. -Txtingmrdarcy, Thank you! It’s not weird at all that you’re two years older! I’m a freak over-achiever who’s gonna have two grown children before she’s 50. I’m gonna get to middle age and have a whole lot of free time on my hands!

  3. A very Happiieee Birthday Erika! I must say, you have achieved a lot in 26 yrs! Have a good one, dear :)

  4. Happy Day After Your Birthday!! Congratulations on your weight loss endeavors and may your 26th year be blessed!

  5. In your baby picture your arms are held out as if to say “why me?” lol ;)

  6. -Nicole, Seriously! I’ve always thought it was like I was looking at my hands and thinking, “WHAT ARE THESE?!”

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