Saturday, September 5, 2020


It's that time again, folks....

My 26th year, to say the least, has been insane. Obviously COVID has been raging for a large portion of it, which has made things #complicated, but even without that, 26 has been the year of insanity.

During my 26th year, I....

- Got out of a relationship
- Started dating someone new
- Quit my job
- Started working at an epic new job
- Moved out of my childhood home
- Moved into a cute cottage with my sister
- Finished writing a novel I'd been working on for years
- Started serving at church
- Went to therapy (which I can't recommend highly enough)
- Pierced my ears
- Pierced my nose
- Got health insurance
- Saw one of my favorite bands live (pre-COVID, lol)

Some of these are just fun things, but others have been Major Life Changes. During COVID. Send help.

Like, I'm not going to lie, some parts of 26 were really dark and difficult (read: March 2020). There have also been light spots (buying a PlayStation 4, friend dinners, meeting a cool human). But ultimately, this year has been the year of change. Maybe that's why I've tended to be more nostalgic lately. But! God is good. Even though I've had to get out of my comfort zone this year, I've grown a lot and it's rewarding to see how God used circumstances to grow me closer to Him. Heck yes!

This year for my birthday I just wanted to get off the grid a little, so my family and I hightailed it up to Ye Olde Writing Cabin to spend time in nature.

And eat cheesecake. That as well. I know the world isn't back to normal yet, and maybe things will be different for a while, but I feel strangely hopeful as I begin Day One of Year 27. And it's just nice to be with my family in a place of peace for a couple of days.

I can't believe I've been blogging long enough to have this many archived birthday posts, but if you want to peruse old ones, here they are: 2122232425, 26.

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! I haven't blogged in a hot minute because of all of the aforementioned life changes, but I still love this space and hope all of you are doing well.

I'll try to write soon, maybe. If there's anything you want me to write about, let me know. And tell me how you are doing in the comments!

Is this the real life or is this just fantasy,


  1. Happy Birthday!! I don't think I could have the dedication to blog every year on my birthday haha & I'm glad you are doing so well!

    1. Aww thanks! It's been a fun little tradition to keep up and it's crazy to me that I've been blogging this long, oh my word. Thanks for leaving me a birthday wish! :) <3

  2. Wow I love this post so much!! Happy belated!! Those memories of your 26th year sound absolutely amazing, what a healing thing to be able to cherish those despite the dark moments! Also the cottage with your sis? Goals! (Reminds me of all the talks me and my twin sister have about renting a caravan and travelling around lol) Excited to hear about your novel and woww at the years of archiving your growth, so satisfying! Here's to 27!

    Zoe xo

    1. Thanks so much Zoe! :) You put it so aptly - it was very healing after coming out of a bit of a rough patch earlier this year. Oh wow, you should totally do that! Renting a caravan with your twin sounds like the trip of a lifetime. I hope you get a chance to do that! Thanks so much for commenting :D <3

  3. I'm so so late to this (my life is insane haha) but a HAPPY HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YA!! hope 27 is a year of peace and just the right things.


    1. That's ok, mine has been so crazy that I'm just now getting around to answering your comment OMG. Thanks so much Keira! I appreciate it <3

  4. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like a full year. Hope this year is even better.

    1. Thanks so much! <3 So far, 27 has been pretty lovely :)


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