Monday, July 12, 2010

keeping perspective


I turn 20 tomorrow and to keep myself from completely freaking out, this is me writing a few things down and keeping my life in perspective; telling myself that maybe I haven't changed the world, but it's not like I've accomplished *nothing.*

I once moved someone to write a beautiful song about me.

I can give good advice about books and life.

I have given a present that made someone cry with happiness.

I am mentioned in a book that millions of people have bought and loved.

I've inspired both hatred and love in others, which means I'm my own person and doing something as opposed to nothing.

I saved ten lives, at least one of which was a child's.

I've been proposed to.

I have stood up for myself and for others.

I've been told numerous times that I give the best hugs.

I came to terms with myself and am living my own life deliberately.

I have seen more of the world than people twice, thrice my age.

I have given a child the best gift they can be given -- knowledge and a hug.

I have fallen head over heels in love, been bitter and broken hearted, put myself back together, and dived head first into soul-quenching love again.

I think that's pretty good for 20 years, don't you? Here's to another 20 years of small accomplishments that add up to big things.


  1. Happy Early Birthday! I kind of freaked out a little too when I turned 20.. it was about losing that "teen" at the end. Now I'm curious... what book were you mentioned in?

  2. And for the record, I didn't freak out about age again until I turned 35. 30 didn't bother me, but probably because I was pregnant with my first child and feeling pretty good about life and myself. 35 hit me like a ton of bricks!

  3. Happy birthday pretty girl!! You sure have done a lot in your life. :)


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