Today is my birthday, I am officially 23 years old. It is hard to believe I am 23 already. I feel so old. Well, physically ( for the most part ) and mentally I don't feel old. In fact mentally I still feel like I am still around 18. I often times find myself forgetting that I am in fact an adult, and that I should no longer be surprised when someone at the store calls me maa'm. Then again, people still confuse me for that 18 year old ( or 13 year old ) that I still feel inside.
It is strange to think back to when I was a kid, and how I thought 23 seemed so far away. The years seemed to have flown by. If I had all the years of my life stored on file, upon review, a sort of metamorphosis would be seen. It is crazy how much you can change over the years, but no matter what you will always have a part of you that stays the same. I was a highly competitive little tomboy who was always trying to keep up with my brother, and be like one of the boys. ( short haircut and all ) Yea, I pretty much lived half my life as a boy. I often times find myself wanting to erase these years and pretend they never existed but I still find myself taking pride in being able to out-run my husband, or just kick his ass in Mario Kart. My competitive nature has no limits. ( Is that bad? )
Looking back I probably didn't expect to be where I am today. Sometimes I wish to be more accomplished but I realize that I have accomplished many things. They may not be as apparent to others, but I feel them in my heart. There are many things left I would like to accomplish, and I hope to have many years left to accomplish them. I have a feeling that year 23 will be an adventurous one with many ups, and downs. There are many unknowns, but for now, I welcome year 23 with open arms.