A few weeks ago was my birthday, and my best friend Dana's birthday! I had a pretty great birthday weekend and celebrated with a bunch of my friends over the course of the weekend. Friday at work my friend Jessica took me out to lunch and then we celebrated back at the office with a cake! Friday night I cooked dinner for some friends and later went out for a drink. Saturday was hot yoga and hanging out with another friend who was back from Brooklyn. Sunday was a pretty good day - coffee and couponing, grocery shopping and a little clothes shopping. I ran 5 miles in 18 degree weather which despite the cold went REALLY well! I am on track to run the half in March!
Since I am now officially 25 I started thinking ... am I where I thought I would be at 25? And to be honest I don't know if I ever really thought about where I would or should be at this age. I definitely feel like I am lacking in some areas - the majority of my friends are either married, engaged or on their way to being one or the other and are having children, while I am still very much single. I have noticed that this phenomena is more of a cultural/regional thing though; many, if not all of my NY friends are single and loving life while my 'southern' friends are all 'tied down'. But while I am still living the single life I also realized that I am definitely far more advanced in other areas than some/most 25 year olds; I have a great job that I love, an amazing apartment (sans roommate) in a nice part of town, I'm about to graduate from a Master's program without being bogged down by debt, I am getting more fit everyday, I've established myself in a new city/region that 2 years ago I knew nothing about and (for the most part) I am completely self-reliant. So I think that I'm doing pretty well! We'll see what year 25 will bring!