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  1. Lizzie
    May 30, 2018 @ 6:55 am

    27! 26 was my strangest birthday yet. I had that same feeling you mention of being like wow, I’m officially in my LATE twenties, how did that happen? Do I have to get serious now? Or have I been too serious and I only have a few years left to mess around? I thought through all this stuff, but didn’t let it derail anything, and just tried to focus on seeking new experiences and the feeling went away. And then 27 was like woohoo! I’m 27 and living life!!

    • Lauren
      May 30, 2018 @ 11:55 am

      Awww yeaaaa! 27 is a GREAT year!

  2. Dan
    May 30, 2018 @ 7:42 am

    I love this post, Laur!! Happy happy happy 31st birthday!

    • Lauren
      May 30, 2018 @ 11:55 am

      Thanks so much, Dan! Love you!

  3. Susan
    May 30, 2018 @ 8:01 am

    Hi Lauren! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now (I’m 28 and 1/2 today actually! Now that you just asked age that officially occurred to me! Haha) and I don’t feel as old as I am. In some ways yes—old enough to know enough, young enough to still want to do the things that make me me, give me joy and almost feel kid-like in the way to enjoy life. But old enough to do it responsibly! If that makes sense?! 30 looming around the corner doesn’t necessarily scare me, but it does make me aware of the things I’ve accomplished and the things that are still on my list to conquer. Happy birthday and hope it’s a fabulous year of blessings and fun adventures! And I need to start doing that one second everyday—those are so cool!

    • Lauren
      May 30, 2018 @ 11:55 am

      Thanks so much for commenting, Susan! And isn’t 1 Second Everyday so cool?! I’m mildly obsessed haha stay tuned for more videos!

  4. Carolyn
    May 30, 2018 @ 2:25 pm

    Happy Birthday! I just turned 29, and haven’t (yet!) had any age-related crises. But I definitely feel like I spent 25-26 going through major lows of my 20’s and wondering if I was “falling behind.” Love your perspective, and cheers to all the good you’ve got coming your way at 31!

  5. Miley
    May 30, 2018 @ 5:09 pm

    Happy (belated) birthday, Lauren! <3 First of all, I have followed you on Instagram for a while and just recently started reading your blog… but I am SO glad I did. You inspire me more than I can put into words. Second, I'm turning twenty-five in September and it scares(!!) me. Haha! I for sure might have a quarter life crisis. 😉

    • Lauren
      May 31, 2018 @ 2:06 pm

      Aww this makes me so happy – you have no idea! Instagram is fun, but this is where I really write and bear my soul haha thank you so so much for reading!

  6. Elissa
    May 30, 2018 @ 5:59 pm

    The only freak out I had was when I turned 10. After unwrapping my presents I suddenly realized I was in the double digits and there was no turning back. ??‍♀️

    • Lauren
      May 31, 2018 @ 2:05 pm

      Hahah love this!

  7. Michelle
    June 1, 2018 @ 8:27 am

    HI–46 🙂 Yeah, a little older than previous posters, but age is really just a number and the attitude that you decide to attach to it. Found your blog via Ambitious Kitchen and then Instagram. 45 did start to make me think, but there’s an amazing freedom that comes with age as well, and right now, you couldn’t pay me to be “younger.” If we choose, we grow and learn through every year and all the experiences they hold. I’m my best self now–I’m stronger and healthier, both physically and emotionally. Life gets better as we age if keep learning. There’s plenty of time in a life well-lived for everything you want and need to do. Blessings for a great year ahead of you!!

    • Lauren
      June 1, 2018 @ 12:22 pm

      Omg I couldn’t love this more! First of all, love that you found me through Ambitious Kitchen (isn’t Monique the BEST?!), and second, I love your entire perspective. Even though I had this mild freak out, I completely agree with you. With more years comes more life lessons, self awareness, and growth and when I look back on most of my 20s, I don’t pine for that time – instead I wish I knew what I know now back then! Each year is such a blessing and opportunity to learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Thanks so much for following and commenting, Michelle!

  8. Kelsey
    June 2, 2018 @ 5:24 pm

    29! I’m definitely having a freak out year thinking of all the things I feel I *need* to accomplish before I turn 30. I so relate to the unmarried/childless comment, but who’s to say when you should get married or have kids. Just because I’m not there now doesn’t mean it will never happen. My 20s have been a time for growth, trying new things, and lots of travel. While there are times I can get sad I’m not where I feel I should be (based on society’s standards), I can also look back at all I’ve accomplished and know that will make me a better wife, mom, and friend in the future. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lauren
      June 4, 2018 @ 4:11 pm

      Amen girl! Especially the part about your 20s being a time for growth and trying new things! I feel like people underestimate the power of self discovery so much – but it’s SO valuable!