Monday, July 5, 2010

My Thoughts on Turning 28...

Tomorrow is my B-day. For the first time in years I could care less. 28. Not much different than 27... still a few years short of 30. What I am excited about is continuing on with the year I've had. You see in 09 I had a really, really bad year. A year I've come to call my year of S.F.A. But this year has already been filled with adventures and a great amount of personal growth (as cheesy as that may sound). My goal for the 28th year of my life is to stay "Mauied". In Maui I learned to chill. To relax. To let the day come and unfold as it will. I finally let go of that ever-pressing need to figure it all out- work, school, relationships, career, home, life, friends, family, health, etc. I was lost under the weight of my indecision and overwhelmed with life. No more! I still have ambition, still have stress but I know that if I dont figure it out today the world isnt going to come to an end. I'll be okay.

What if I said, I just want to have fun?

The old Chelsi in my head screams, "Life isnt like that! It's all fun now but you'll pay later! You have to go to school, you have to get a career, you have to have a plan, you have to... you have to... you have to..."

To which the new Chelsi retorts, "Shut up."



  1. You know what? You have to do what you have to do, and you cannot compare or judge the progress in your life (or what you may perceive to be a lack of) to the progress in other people's lives.

    Similar to you, I have learned to quit planning and worrying about things. I try to live my life one day at a time, because whenever I think I may have it all figured out, life throws me a curve!!!

    I say "hooray!" Be who you are!! : )

  2. Well, happy birthday, and good for you for having figured it out at such a young age. Took me a lot longer.

  3. A very happy birthday - I'm more than twice as old as you and I'm still figuring this stuff out!

  4. Good for you!

    Happy Birthday you beautiful woman you!!!


    p.s. I just checked out your other blog and got a few giggles about the shaving post.... lol

  6. I am so jealous. I wish I could be turning 28. I'm turning 40 next year and I am actually quite dreading it. I still feel 28. It's like the perfect age and state of mind! ;)
    Have a super birthday!!

  7. Happy birthday and congratulations on the new and improved 'tude :o) It took cancer and a muscle disease to slow me down; turned out to be one of the best things that could have happened as far as working with the horses (they're not much on us Type A's and our timetables don'tcha know ;o)

  8. Happy birthday!!!!

    Glad you are working on the "chill" thing - hope you can keep the Hawaii feeling going... I haven't really mastered that yet - I worry about stuff too much.

  9. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you've got a lot figured out for 28. That's pretty cool!

  10. Glad you've been able to hold onto the lessons you learned, so many of them slip away when we are back in our routine.

    Here's to a great second half of 2010 and happy (belated) birthday!

  11. Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I missed the day.

  12. Happy Birthday Chelsi!

    28 is a great age. Mature enough to be taken seriously by folks, but young enough to feel good and have fun.

    Good plan to stay "Mauied"!

    Also a great picture of you on the beach. Looks like you were in a beautiful place. Is that Molokai in the background?

  13. I missed your Birthday!! Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope you had a wonderful day!!