Nineteen Years + Growing Up

(Happy late post!) On Saturday, I celebrated my 19th birthday, which sounds weird to me. I never thought 19 would be an important birthday to me, but once I moved to Alabama, it actually became a huge birthday. In Alabama you aren't an "adult" until you are 19, which means I haven't been able to buy over-the-counter medicine, go to the doctor by myself without need my parents information, or go to bars (only important for date parties).

My birthday is always a weird thing to me. For the longest time, I was obsessed with my birthday because it is what helped me get through winter and seasonal depression, but this year, just like Christmas, my birthday came and went without too much fanfare. My parents and sister came for the Kentucky v. Alabama game, and afterwards we got a late lunch/early dinner. And that was that. Between Christmas and my birthday, I think I've realized that growing up in college is weird at least for the first year. It's really easy to get wrapped up in homework and tests and the future that I forget what else is happening even when it's super exciting. Normally the month before my birthday drags on, and I am counting down the days until the day comes, but I almost forgot about it. I guess this is what being an adult is like.

Here's hoping I don't forget about my Spring Break trip. 
xx, jKm

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