Spent my 27th birthday having fun in the park! There was a fair bit of a drop on the other side of the wall!
Birthdays come around every year whether we want them to or not and when you hit 25 they get a little more scary, quarter of a century and all that. At 26, you’re closer to the big 3-0 than 20. Then roll on 27 and your 20s are looking more like a thing of the past. Personally, I’ve always quite liked the thought of being 26 years old. Looking back, I remember being a wide eyed, worldly inexperienced 6-year-old and realising that, one day way off in to distant future, I would become 26 on the 26th July and I found this idea quite novel. I somehow knew back then that being 26 would rock and boy 6-year-old Laura wasn’t wrong.
At the end of each calendar year we tend to take the time to reflect, promise ourselves we will drop 5lbs, sign up for a gym membership we will stop using by February, drink less alcohol (until next time). I like to do the same kind of thing each birthday (well sort of). I feel like your birthday is a far more personal time to reflect on the past year, be grateful for what you have achieved and for the people in your lives. I like to set some goals and think about what my next year on this planet might look like.