Today is my birthday! And I'm 26. And I'm of the opinion that this is awesome because, well, I think I'm fairly nifty, and I think birthdays are great. I spent the first part of the day in bed reading with JD and our kittens, then I went to the gym, and then we went out to Eastern Standard, where I had an utterly delicious dinner, and now he's watching the Duke-BC game while I read. This is pretty much my ideal day.
Today has been all about simple pleasures for me. I think a lot of us don't take enough time to really relish the small things, like a good book or tasty beverage or the feel of warm fluffy kitten fur. But I think we should take the time to do those things, because they make everything else we do so much fuller.
25 was a pretty good year. It had some disappointments (I am le unemployed), but on the whole, I'm happy. I have a wonderful little family here, with JD and out cats, and my family in the rest of the country is wonderful, and i like who I am, and I have so many good friends. I may not have many tangible accomplishments, but I have something that is more valuable to me-- self-knowledge, happiness, love, and wonderful human connections.