Today I say Goodbye to 27 and Hello to 28. It’s always a surreal feeling as an adult to go from one age to the next. I feel like I have just barely begun to say my age is 27 instead of 26 and now I will again have to relearn my age. 27 seemed scary at first, but then I grew to love the number and the age. Now I am 28 and I don’t feel any different….I remember as a kid the day I started thinking there would be this physical as well as mental reaction to aging. Like your birthday would arrive and you would actually be able to feel your body’s time clock move up a year. I quickly learned this was not the way life works. It was the first of many lessons I would learn.

When I went from 25 to 26, I came to terms with the fact that I was now over the quarter century mark. Part of me hated it but I have to also appreciate it because there are so many who do not even make it halfway to that point. I’m incredibly lucky to be within 2 years of turning 30. We ALL are lucky to be the age we have made it to, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have those moments where we think, “Oh, I am so old!”. I won’t lie and say I haven’t thought of being so close to another start in a decade of my life as a frightening thought, but I will say I am getting good at quickly redirecting that thought into being thankful for making it thus far.

For me, this moment feels like saying goodbye to a close friend I have hardly got the chance to know. I met 27 with some trepidation, grew to love her and wanted to spend the rest of my life getting to know 27 better. Sadly, the time flew by and my friend must now go into my memory where I can remember her but never again live IN that moment.

Hello to my new friend, 28….I have less trepidation this time around thanks to the greatness of 27, but it will still take time for me to feel close to you. There are guaranteed to be times in the first month or two where I mistake you for my old friend and then remember, you are not her, you are not 27, you are 28. But I will eventually get close to you, possibly even more so than I did with 27 and I will cherish those moments while they are around. Just around the corner I know you, too, will be gone for good and another number will replace you as it has for many years now.

Goodbye 27, it was nice knowing you! Hello 28, nice to meet you! πŸ™‚

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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

    If you follow my plan of going backwards once you hit 30, you’ll get to see 27 again πŸ˜›

    I remember as a kid when grown-ups would ask me, “how does it feel to be [insert age]?” and my response was, “Uh, the same as it felt to be [insert previous age].” . . . I swore I would never do that to kids, and yet I can’t help myself! I say it to my niece and nephew every year!

    Age is a funny thing. I loved reading about your 27 and as friends πŸ™‚

    I hope you have the most fabulous of days today!

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  2. I can’t even remember when I said goodbye to being 28 … it has been almost a few decades. As Jacob Black would say “age is just a number baby” and it seems you’re good with your numbers πŸ™‚

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  3. Happy Birthday! I never thought of the years as friends, but that is a nice way to look at it. Perhaps 27 is not really gone, just stepped aside to include 28 in your circle of friends as 27 still holds gifts for you in memories, gained confidence, and all the other special things that add up over the years. Enjoy your day!

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  4. Well Sharon, my grandsons now say that I am 39 plus GST (Goods and Services Tax). When you get to my vast age you need a little humour about the years. Happy birthday friend:)

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    1. How cute! I love that plus Goods and Services Tax! πŸ™‚ I always tease my mom when she gets her Senior Citizen Discount and tell her she knows she isn’t old enough for that…I always tell her she is still 35 and she laughs at me because 3 of her kids are older than that.
      I love your humour, one of the reason I enjoy your writing so much, Thanks for the birthday wishes! πŸ™‚

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  5. Happy birthday, Sharon! Don’t be afraid to go up in your 20s. I’m sure you’ll find out that your 30s are even better than that. I hated being 20 something, not being taken seriously. In your 30s, you get your stuff together and people respect you for that. It’s actually nice.

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  6. Happy Birthday;
    You’re still a baby though…
    Wait till you get to the point
    when instead of forgetting
    that you have turned another
    Year older, but, have to stop
    ..and ask your self
    “How Old Am I”? It actually
    happens…I think I’m 52, and
    you are the exact age I was
    when my daughter was born in
    1985. Which, seems like last
    week. If it weren’t for the fact
    that she now has a son turning
    three years old in December,
    I would probably forget that
    my daughter is not still three.
    God Bless You
    paul

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    1. Thank you!
      The idea of me still being a baby seems weird to me, but I will probably feel the same some day when I look back at my age. I know I looked back at people who are 16 and 18, etc. and think, you’re so young! And I can remember when I felt like I was getting so old back then, haha…what was I thinking?!
      God Bless you too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! πŸ™‚

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  7. Happy birthday!! I’m a little late. πŸ™‚ I hope you had a great one! The way you look at ageing is awesome! I wish I had had that kind of perspective, instead I always got depressed. lol But now that I am pass 30 I don’t worry about it anymore. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you!
      Well, I have depression anyways, so I can tend to get depressed about other things….I’m just trying to be more optimistic about aging at least….I need to find happiness in more things! πŸ™‚
      Blogging definitely helps! The 30’s kind of seem intriguing in a way, but then there’s that part of the 20’s me that tells myself that, “Oh no! You’re leaving the fun, college age years”…but honestly, I’m married now, wanting to start a family within the next couple of years and not the least bit interested in what the single people my age seem to be into. Not into partying or going to clubs, not into drinking, I don’t need to go out and find a man or flirt around cause I am already taken….so the 20’s are starting to get more and more less interesting as I go….
      Now I just have to get my hubby to stop teasing me about seeing gray hairs in my hair! I always tell him it’s because of him! LOL

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  8. Girl you are so young!!! Happy, Happy Belated birthday Wishes & Blessings to you Sharon! πŸ™‚

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