Today I turn 27!
This is one of those ages that seems absolutely perfect. I like being an odd number, because 27 feels more significant and mature than 26 or even 28. And being 27 puts me in the exact middle of my late-20s, and which is the time of life where everything (supposedly) starts falling into place.
Has everything in my life fallen into place? Yes and no.
I started my 26th year with no clue where I would wind up after graduating from DTS. I start my 27th year knowing I’ll be in Greece. For how long? I don’t know that part, but the uncertainty no longer feels so scary. Before, it felt like there were twenty paths laid out before me, but I didn’t know which one to take. Now, I’m walking on a path, and although it grows dark a few steps away from where I am, I have the safety of knowing I’m going somewhere.
So much of my 27th year is a mystery. But an exciting one! I can’t wait to settle into a new home, make new friends, and create new memories. I’m excited to stretch myself, to learn new skills and grow deeper in my faith in God. I’ve grown into a person who accepts challenges and says yes to adventures. I’m so glad to be alive, and I’m so grateful that God continues to keep my life interesting. I love who I am, and today, on my 27th birthday, I’m ready to love who I will become.