Tuesday, February 28, 2012

To Ashley on Her 28th Birthday

Today is my birthday, and I'm not really sure that I have any real expectations for 28.  
Are there specific expectations the world has for late twenty-somethings?
As a 27-year old, I became a wife, grew this blog, and also became a bit of a reluctant housewife (if you're new, read more about those things here, here, and here).

What's exactly in store for me at 28? Who knows. 
I do know though that I am talented, and smart, and motivated. 
I do know I have a lot in me that I haven't yet revealed and, while that makes me sound very confident I'm not always that way. Perhaps that's one of the great lessons I will learn at 28: 

To be bolder and more confident, but always humble and appreciative.
To be less critical of myself.
To learn from every opportunity.
To compare less.

This brings me to you all:
First, thank you. 
I get so much joy from connecting with such kind, supportive people that I can't even tell you.
Meet Me in Philadelphia hasn't joined that next tier of bloggers (you know, the ones with all the name recognition), so I am truly beside myself when I have a new follower or a new comment. 
Really, I am.

Blogging, and having an audience to share with, has really opened up a source of creativity in me that I ignored for a long time and I'm excited (and a bit anxious) to see where it leads me at 28. 

Happy birthday to me, and thank you all for making every day feel like my birthday!


  1. Happy birfday Ashley!! Now go stuff your face with CAKE!!!!

    Timmy hugs for you.

  2. Oh, happy 28th, sweet Ashley!! You have done so much in your 28 years - you should be very proud and of yourself and your blog. I see only good things for you in the future! Have a great day!!

  3. Happy Birthday sweet friend! Make this the best year yet my dear.

  4. Happy birthday to you! Here's to a wonderful day and an even more wonderful year ahead!

  5. Happy Birthday, Ashley! Seriously? 28! Wow, you have a lifetime ahead of you. I have really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!! You deserve it!

  6. Happy happy birthday!


  7. HAPPY BIRTDHAY!! I Hope you have an amazing day!!

  8. Happy Birthday, my dear! It's your golden birthday by the way, and you share it with a very special lady too... my sweet momma. Now, I shall never forget your DOB. :)

    It has been really exciting to see your blog grow over the year. Keep on keepin on Chickadee!

  9. Happy Birthday, Sweetie! I guess it's after midnight so I missed it :(

    28 on the 28th how nice!

    Love your posts. Lots of good things in store for you. I know it!

  10. Happy Birthday Ashley!! Enjoy 28 and all of your 20s for that matter :)

  11. Happy birthday Ashley! I'm a little late to the party, but wishing you all the best just the same. So glad I met you! XO


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