Feelin' Twenty.....six

posted on: 2.03.2015

So yesterday I turned 26. I hope this photo really speaks a 1000 words and I can keep this post short, because the topic of my birthday makes me uncomfortable. I woke up feeling slightly depressed, looked in the mirror, swore I found a new wrinkle, said "F makeup," and then chose to spend the day in my PJs watching war movies. On the bright side I LOVED Fury! Anyway, I wish in that day of attempting to avoid my age by escaping through tales of historical violence and men in uniforms I had experienced a kind of fabulous epiphany. You know one where I had a new positive and less vain take on life, age, and all sorts related but I didn't. Sorry folks. Although I am no longer bummed about hitting the peak of my mid 20s, thanks to the loved ones in my life that went out of their way to make me feel special on my supposed day, I still cringe when I think of said number. This will pass, I realize. I am not sobbing in isolation at the thought of now being out of college as long as I was in it, although I find that fact annoying, I am instead starting the day with a mental pep talk I will now share with you. "26 is a stupid birthday and it is now over. Yay! Today is a new day and let's get back to the routine of blogging, running and painting. Stop your pouting and be glad you are alive!" That's as far as I have gotten haha, any other birthday blues uppers?

On a more positive note, I am offering 26% off of all items in my Etsy shop when you use the code BDAY26, now thru Feb 10th! If there's a drawing from IDRAWSKIES that you like more let me know and I can easily add it!


  1. Happy belated beautiful birthday pretty girl! I just turned 25 and I know the feels. I hope it was magical anyway!

  2. Happy Birthday! I hope it was a good day. Thanks for the coupon code, how awesome!

    XO Chelsea www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I definitely had a crisis when I turned 26 but it's a wonderful time!! I'm 27 now and these are some really great years. Enjoy!! xoxo


  4. You are too cute and too young! Wrinkles Shminkles! While I do like your game plan of watching carnage unfold on the t.v. to comfort your "I'm getting old" blues, I have to say, 26 is still pretty damn young, girlie! You look beautiful, and yes, even with that funky face you're making and your wit is ageless, so suck it up.
    Just think, I'm older than the oldest person allowed to participate on "The Real World". I was devastated when that day came. Now that's something to be sad about! Happy Birthday!
    Texas Jak

  5. Happy belated birthday, babe! And do not be bothered by 26... If I'm not letting 30 (!!!) get to me, you're not allowed to let 26 get to you. ;) You're gorgeous and going to have an amazing year!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. I'm sorry that you felt this way. I hope that you find some magic in yourself and your life at any age!
    Sending you love!


  7. Mental pep talks are so needed at times. Happy birthday, friend-- may the adventures continue!!

    <3 Daisy

  8. Happy Birthday darling :). I hope you had an amazing day and did everything I wouldn't do ;).

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    Kay of Pure & Complex

  9. Happy birthday!!!! I remember getting a little upset about turning 26 because you're over the hump to 30 haha, but honestly all of my older friends tell me how great 30 is so I actually am looking forward to that part of my life! 40, that is different story, I will die haha!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  10. This pretty much captured how I felt when I turned 26 last year, it was really hard to not think about the fact that I wasn't in my early twenties anymore and was just getting older (and maybe didn't feel as accomplished as I would've liked...). But you realize quickly that there are so many more benefits to getting older and wiser and there's so much more for you to accomplish and discover! I know I feel much more confident and content with where I am in life now than only a few years ago! Happy birthday and don't forget to enjoy the ride:):)

  11. aaww.. 26 will be great, don't worry!!! :D
    belated happy bday!!

    Animated Confessions

  12. I turn 26 this year too!!! I'm sure it will be another amazing year!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  13. Happy birthday! Start worrying when you turn 50. You're still so young :)

  14. Happy Birthday! Age is just a number :) I had your age a long time ago and if I've survived, you shall too. Seize the day and just be happy.


  15. Happy Birthday! Age is just a number - I'm 31 now and when I turned 30 I just went to disney world for a week with my girlfriends to distract myself and feel forever young. I highly recommend it. haha :)

  16. Happy Birthday! I've never really been that focused on my age and I'm oddly excited to turn 30 (I still have two more years),but when I turned 27 I was oddly depressed that day for some reason and I will never forget it. I don't have any recommendations, but I agree with you, we should just be happy that we are still alive! I'm sure it will be a great year for you!

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  17. Happy Birthday!!! We can't wait to see what this year brings for you love. This photo is kind of perfect, and exactly how we imagine we'll feel when we hit 26 later this year lol.

    xx 365Hangers

  18. Lol- love the honesty! I could not despise birthdays more, like you-so thankful to be alive but I hate the day. I cry, I'm mean, my poor husband now just tries to avoid me, there's no winning. Although I will say 26 is not bad, I would love to see 26 again- it really does only get better though.


  19. Happy Birthday!! Some birthdays are better than others so I totally get it! On my 25th birthday, I had a job interview and drove all the way to Sunset Blvd for the interview to find out that the position was already taken (it was an analyst position and they wanted to put me in sales instead which I declined). That same day, I ended up in the ER on my birthday! Can you say what a terrible birthday that was? But my most recent birthday was real lovely! It'll get better! Happy Birthday again!