Another year gone by, another trip around the sun.
What a year and what a ride. Hard to believe that I was this cake smashing toddler just 23 years ago!
This year has had its ups and downs, but the ups have been so grand and I've really loved this year.
I really feel like I have come into my own this year, I've hit my stride, I'm really paving my way.
I feel like I've smiled more, lived more, grown more, and breathed more than I have in years.
I've confronted some demons, shed many tears, and had many good laughs.
I've found such joy in teaching and wonderful support in my circle of friends.
I've learned what family truly means and have learned how many people really care about me.
So, 23, thank you.
Thank you for a great trip around the sun.
Thank you for showing me that I am smart, that I am kind, and that I am important.
And 23, thank you for showing me that I have so many people in my life who do realize this!