I’m turning 27 in nine days and counting! I’m excited although admittedly, I don’t know how to celebrate; not quite sure exactly how I feel about turning 27; and even more perplexed by what one wears both on the eve of that blessed event and on the day bell tolls. Do I still date at 27 or are most women that age married or consumed with the idea of marriage? Should I be consumed with my career? Or, like many around me, starting a family, and “nesting”? Everything I did at 25 and 26 seem subject to change now that I’m turning 27. Do 27-year-olds still go skating? Do they still enjoy ice cream and gummy peaches or are they all on low fat/no fat diets? Do they already have their Master’s and PhDs? And are they earning six figures?
I have so many questions but, one thing I know for sure is that I’m grateful. Heck, everyone that’s “50 and fabulous” turned 27 at least once in their lives (LOL).
I’m also certain—and equally thankful— that I’m NOT where I said I’d never be by the age of 27: still working as a Production Assistant. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a Production Assistant; we’ve all taken that job once. (Right, my fellow industry mates?!?!) At the end of the day, I ask myself, ‘Am I where I wanted to be at 27?’ The answer is still unclear but the thought of being here in the moment feels great and the world still feels achievable!
Where are the women in my life who have turned 27? Where are those of us who are approaching 27? Let’s start a little dialogue! And men, you are welcome to join the conversation as well. In fact, I’d be ecstatic to hear your thoughts. Oh and feel free to ask questions. This will make the journey even more exciting!!
Oh and to the naysayers who don’t particularly care about me (or anyone else) turning 27; that’s cool. The freedom is yours not to read further 🙂 I’m choosing to be reflective at this time because 27 isn’t 25 nor is it 18, 16 or even 30 for that matter. It’s an odd year, which I choose not to equate to the oddness I felt after turning 23. 25… hmmmm was not so odd. I completely embraced 25, and wore it quite well might I add. But I want to dig deeper to understand how I feel about 27 and what’s in store for an Ethereal, Scholastic, and Confident Hunney like me?
Oh le do it!!! Lol.