i am 26
i've been 26 as of 7:05am. :)
i don't typically feel old or older when i have my birthdays. this time, i didn't feel much different, but i felt like i should be more done with things. maybe it's because 26 was the earliest age i was willing to think about getting married, even as a teenager i thought that. i think it's also finally sinking in that i'm going to be in school for a while longer.
at 26, i was supposed to be done with med school. married to my honey, who i'd have met my 3rd or 4th year of college, dated through med school. starting residency. on my way to paying off med school loans and thinking of where i would want to get a house.
now... i am still in school without hope of graduating any earlier than 2-3 years (2 if i rush, 3 if i want to be thorough). i have 4 rabbits. i rent a studio apartment. i'm still not feeling ready to be married. and i don't know what i want to do with my life.
and yet... i enjoy it. life is weird, surprising and good and bad. but there is more good than bad. i'm glad that things aren't going exactly as i thought they would because i wouldn't have been able to imagine the life that i have right now. i couldn't have imagined the people that i would meet or the rabbits that i love and the wonderful things that have happened.
i think... if life keeps going the way it has been, i don't have much to worry about. sometimes, i forget that and i can feel like things are overwhelming. but truly, my life has been only getting better and better, and i am truly blessed.
thank you, everyone, for a wonderful birthday.