Friday, August 8, 2014

Tomorrow, I turn 23.

It's probably silly, but I always feel like the 'baby' of every group I'm a part of - especially at work. Not that 23 is ancient by any means, but I'll be happy to be one year older. I was thinking about what I've accomplished in this little life of mine and I'm quite proud of myself. Sure, there are things I haven't got around to yet...but I'm getting there.

Yesterday I had a meeting with my boss about college, and I'm thrilled to say I'm GOING BACK TO SCHOOL! Sure, it'll probably be another 4-5 months before returning, as it will take some time to prep... but I'm pretty ecstatic. My junior year, my family didn't have the money to keep me at school, so I was forced to leave mid-semester. Talk about embarrassing. Finally, here I am, nearly three years later, and I'm finally doing it!

What else is making me happy?
-Football started last night. Although we couldn't pull out a win, I didn't even care. Watching kickoff from my living room last night just made me SO incredibly happy! #WHODEY!

-The Buffalo chicken quinoa I made last night. YUM!!!

-This man. Seriously. He has made this week just so awesome!

-Tonight, we have an outing with a group from church to a Reds game! It's also fireworks night, so I'm pumped!!

-Caleb and I saved up a little cash for an upgrade in our DSLR collection, and we bought our new toy last night. She's a beauty ;) tomorrow is my actual birthday, and I'm second shooting a wedding...so I'm hoping to get comfortable with my upgrade!

So although my birthday will consist of probably (finally, as last weekend didn't work out) opening up a joint account, and working for 8 hours...I'm pumped about what this new year of 23 will bring for me.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

25 comments:

  1. I have an October birthday so I was always the youngest kid in my class so I've spent my whole life feeling like the baby too. I love birthdays because I finally catch up ;) So happy for you for going back to school! It's never too late and you are still young anyway. Where are you going and what are you studying?! Happy (almost) Birthday!!!!

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  2. It's so great you get to go back to school! You will rock it!
    Happy birthday!

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  3. CONGRATS on going back to school!!! That is awesome and so exciting!! I'm the baby at work at a whopping twenty-two, so I know the feeling. If I have to hear one more time that something was before my time, I may die. haha. Happy almost birthday!!

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  4. Happy early birthday!! That is so stinking exciting about school - you will do great!

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  5. Happy Birthday, and congrats on going back to school!!

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!!! So exciting you're going back to school! Even though I bitch and moan about it, nothing feels better than getting the diploma! You will ROCK it! Yay for the camera upgrade too!!

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  7. So wonderful about school!! I know I've told you my college experience was so similar to yours (creepy!), so I am super duper excited for your news! Party tiiiiiiiiime. Happy Day Before Your Birthday!

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  8. Happy birthday, esp since you'll be spending it doing something you love! Good luck with getting time to set up the joint, I finally got Keith on board and we didn't have a chance either so hopefully one of us gets it working :)

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  9. So excited for you!! You are going to rock it in school and that diploma will feel SOO good.

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  10. Happy almost birthday! So excited for you to go back to school! You will kill it! I bet you are so excited and especially the great news coming around a birthday? 23, I think you're going to be a fabulous friend to Kayla!

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  11. Yeh for the return of football! Even if we cheer for different teams! Heading back school is awesome! Some days I think I would love to do the same, but then life and work just get in the way :(
    Hope you have an amazing birthday tomorrow Kayla! :)

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  12. So happy everything is working out and you'll be heading back to school soon! So proud of you :) Happy Birthday eve!!!

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  13. happy birthday to us! (: congratulations on being able to go back to college! have a wonderful weekend and a great 23rd year! (:

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  14. When you finish with school, I'm coming up with the celebration because I know there will be one!! :) I'll bring the chips and queso too :) Happy Birthday Eve friend!!! I hope you have a good time shooting tomorrow but also have a great birthday! Thanks for being an amazing, funny, caring and wonderful friend! :) Can't wait to see you someday soon!

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  15. Happy early birthday, pretty girl! You certainly have accomplished a lot and I'm excited to see what's coming your way next! Also, that is really awesome that you're going back to school. I know it's hard to restart once you've stopped, but that shows your commitment and you should be proud! Also, Who-Dey?! Unfortunately in Indy, we never get to see the Bengals. Ugh.

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  16. Happy birthday, Kayla! Hope you have the best birthday weekend ever.

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  17. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your new camera!

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  18. Yay, congrats on going back to school! Happy early Birthday!! I know you're gonna have the best day because you are loved by soooo many!! xoxo

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  19. Happy (early) Birthday! I never would have guessed you were only turning 23 - definitely way more mature than most 23 year olds I know!

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  20. Going back to school!!! So exciting!!!! I'm also excited to see those beautiful pictures that new camera is going to take.

    Happy, Happy Birthday!!! Love you!!

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  21. I hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend! I remember those days of feeling like the baby at work :)

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  22. I am so excited for what this year will hold for you friend. You've definitely got it off to an amazing started with back to school plans and a new camera. what what! Hope your birthday weekend was super amazing Proud of you raw shooting skills.

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  23. congrats on going back to school and happy birthday!

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  24. Buffalo chicken quinoa?! Whatttt

    Congrats on all the exciting things happening, and happy belated birthday!

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