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Twenty Six and Scared Stiff

RC Willey Blogger Profile Picture - Andrea Posted by Andie on June 3, 2011

I've always LOVED celebrating birthdays!  Especially my own!  And by celebrate, I mean draw it out for as long as humanly possible.  I'll never turn down a good excuse to party!


Last Saturday I had my birthday.  This year it was strangely different though.  I had a great time celebrating and doing fun things all weekend, but I was totally wigging out inside.  I kind of couldn't wait for it all to be over so I could just forget how many years are under my belt now.





On May 28th, I turned 26.




I know, I know.  This might sound a tad dramatic, but I feel like I'm entering mid-life crisis mode here folks!!  Twenty six!  The last time I was this freaked out by my age was when I turned eighteen and cried in my bedroom for a whole day because I thought my life was over due to the following reasons: A) All of the good songs on the radio talk about being 17 and in the prime of your life.  Eighteen felt like old maid status. B) My high school graduation was the next day.  After years of saying I was so over high school and ready for college, I suddenly realized maybe I was a tiny bit scared to grow up. C) I was now officially an adult and I could register to vote.  Scary!  That's what boring old people do!


I know what you're thinking, and yes, I can assure you that I take my civic responsibilities very seriously and make it a point to exercise my right to vote at elections.  Don't worry.


I digress.... Back to twenty six.


This year, the insanity might be due to the fact that I am now three years older than my husband instead of two, or that I recently found a wrinkle on my forehead.  The icing on the cake though was when my brother kindly informed me the other day that I am now closer to THIRTY than twenty.  I almost threw up all over his shoes just to teach him a lesson.


I'm coping.  I will prevail!  Thankfully the last person that guessed my age was sure I was twenty two.  Bless them forever and always.  Recently I found this quote from Lucille Ball that I think I'll make my mantra, "The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."  


Hello, my name is Andrea, and I'm 21 years old!


Is it just me?  Have any of you been a complete wreck thanks to a birthday? 


I'm off to buy some eye cream.....




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