22 used to be an unexciting age. Then Taylor Swift decided to write a song about it. Since then the hashtag above has defined a new landmark age amongst the sweet 16-teen queens, legal 18-year-old’s, tipsy 21’s, and over the hill 50-year-old’s.
Well today I am feelin’ 22.
A couple years ago I came across this quote below right before New Year’s. It may not be a new year quite yet but today I have hit a new age, and I have decided to share it as it represents a few of my wishes for the coming year.
“This coming year, I hope to create a story that I love. I hope to make something beautiful and take great risks. I hope to dare myself to do brave things. I hope to have a conviction and see it through. I hope life breaks me and from disaster, I hope to come back brand new and beautiful. I hope to have the courage to take the weak things and amplify them until my life overflows with only the good stuff. I hope to see the world and meet interesting people but above all, I hope to have an absolutely passionate love affair with life.”
Today I am half the age my aunt was when she went to be with the Lord last year. She lived a life full of love, of hard work, of humor, and of true worth. In honor of her life my wish is to live the next 22 years as she did … with joy, conviction, faith, integrity, and thrill. I will continue to honor her legacy.
Here’s to another blessed year. Hope you all enjoy the new design! xxo