I am writing this post as I turn 29 this year. My birthday always makes me reflect on past years and it’s always bittersweet. I cannot believe how fast a year has gone by already. One year ago, when I was turning 28, I was incredibly busy adjusting to my newly wedded life. Now, as I turn 29, I can’t help but reflect on my past year and anticipate what 29 has in store. With every year that passes I totally embrace my age, always thinking that my new age is better than the last.
As a 27-year old, I married the love of my life, stepped on a foreign country, and ticked many travel places off my bucket list. At 28, I started blogging and designed my site starting from the scratch. I have learned to run a household without too many glitches and to maintain a balance between work and life. With each passing day I feel more and more like the woman I always knew I could be.
Turning 29 means I am just a year away from 30 . I used to be terrified of that thought, since for some reason I felt like once I turned 30 that I would lose a large part of my youth. And so I felt like all the years leading up to it were like a reminder to get certain things done before then. That’s not so much the case now as growing older isn’t scary anymore. They’re all about living life to the fullest, no matter what your age is. 15, 21, 27, 30, 45… they’re all just numbers.
I cannot believe that I’m actually 29! I remember the day that I was a little girl. I loved wearing pink dresses and everything else that was cute. Now, as a 29 year-old woman, nothing has changed! I hope that I will always stay that little girl that can enjoy the little things in life. But besides that, it’s also a moment to realize that I’m a grown up woman. Looking back on the years, I always sought out to reach my goals and my dreams. And here I am, not a kid anymore, but a young adult who still has a lot of dreams to reach for.
A dream of being a blogger has become the reality now. And I’ve not regretted it, not even for a second. However, it’s the support of the people around me that has made it become reality. I’m so grateful for all of you and I hope you will stay by me forever! And therefore, I will not make a wish for myself on my birthday, but I wish my family, my friends and of course my love, all the happiness and luck in this world. Love you all!
I have a great feeling that 29 is going to be an outstanding year. Few months from now, I will be celebrating two years of wedded bliss with Abhi and I foresee us embarking on even more incredible adventures together. 29 is still young, and there are so many things I plan on conquering before settling down. I cannot wait to see what’s in store for me this year!!
Photos by Abhi