In my mind I kept thinking how I am officially aging as my co-worker reminded me of my age when they asked me how old I was turning. "I'm 25" I say. Inside thinking, ..that sounds so grown up. I'm not a little girl anymore. As of two weeks ago I am now in my "mid" twenties, not early, but mid. Weird, right? At least, to me it is. The days leading up to my 25th birthday were filled a little with sadness as I thought of leaving "youthful numbers" behind..lol I know, call me lame and melancholy but I guess it kind of hit me that I'm actually growing up. I've heard so many times how life goes by so much faster the older you get<--- and that is SOOO True! In the midst of my small pitty party, I am reminded of how short and temporary life is and the guarantee of tomorrow is not promised to any of us. I am thankful for my life, thankful to be able to celebrate another year of life, and to be surrounded daily with so many undeserved blessings.
So with that being said, I celebrated my birthday by going to a nice dinner at Norman's with sweet husband!
I love how they personalized the menu!
We started off with these amazing fried green tomatoes, which actually turned out to be my favorite item of the night!
I ordered the organic chicken stuffed with plantains
John ordered the pork, which was AMAZING!
And of course, cheesecake for desert!
The day of my actual birthday, I had the entire morning to myself and decided to take advantage of my day by going around town and hitting up all the freebies in Orlando, just because it was my birthday! It was quite the adventure!
My first stop was to CVS where I bought a bottle of fun blue nail polish with the $3 giftcard CVS emailed me!
Next, was a birthday breakfast at Panera for a complimentary pastry of my choice!
Apple Crisp Muffin!
Then, off to Firehouse for a free sub!
Then, ending the day with free Fro Yo from Menchie's!
And somewhere in between all of that I managed to hit up some of my favorite stores for some birthday clothes!