Another Birthday…

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Today is my 27th birthday and I honestly thought I would feel different than I do. I feel content and it is a content feeling I haven’t had in a long time. Just a few months ago I started to dread the idea of turning 27, but recently as I got closer to my birthday, I started to get excited for this birthday and this year. Alissa mentioned it in her recent post, and I’ve said it before, having a January birthday really gives you another chance to reflect on the past year and create some goals for the upcoming year. It’s like I get two fresh starts at the beginning of the year!

Over the past couple years I have gone through that period of my 20’s where I  have had moments feeling completely lost, confused and upset about the things that have changed in my life. I thought today would just feel like another day, another day and another year older. Just another birthday…

But today, I feel empowered and positive. I haven’t accomplished many of my resolutions yet this year, but I am surrounded by the most amazing people and no matter what life throws at me, I’m learning to take it in stride and always come back to the simple things, which is remembering that love is the most important thing in my life. This weekend, my parents came up to visit and take me out, I had friends join me for a fun celebration of food, drinks and dancing and yesterday I had a perfectly relaxing day at home with my boyfriend and dog. So many people care for me and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. This year, instead of wanting more, I want what I already have. That is an amazing feeling to have, and while I have plenty of goals and things I still want to accomplish, I am excited to be living in the moment and am thankful for everything in my life. I am blessed and happy to be 27 today!

 

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    Sam
    January 26, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Happy Birthday!! Cheers to another great year!

    xx
    Sam

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      Rachel
      January 26, 2015 at 11:06 AM

      Thank you so much Sam!

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    Beth
    January 26, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Happy birthday sweet girl! I hope this is the best year yet!

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      Rachel
      January 26, 2015 at 1:09 PM

      Thank you Beth!

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    Michaela
    January 26, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Happy Birthday! You are awesome and I hope you have a great day!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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      Rachel
      January 26, 2015 at 1:09 PM

      Thank you so much Michaela! :)

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    Jess Zimlich
    January 26, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    I’m so happy this is how you feel, especially on your birthday! You deserve nothing but the best of the best :)

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      Rachel
      January 26, 2015 at 1:14 PM

      Thank you so much Jess! :)

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    Edwige
    January 26, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    Happy Birthday darling!
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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      Rachel
      January 26, 2015 at 1:14 PM

      Thank you doll!

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    amy
    January 26, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    Happy Birthday!!

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      Rachel
      January 26, 2015 at 1:14 PM

      Thank you Amy!

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    Olivia - Baubles to Bubbles
    January 26, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Happy birthday, girlfriend! What a great way to feel on your 27th. I hope you have a great day!

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    A Lily Love Affair
    January 26, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Happy birthday! I know it is dreadful yo have them each year, but I am certin 2015 and 27 will be a great year for you! Can't wait to see it all unfold! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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    Kirsty
    January 26, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Happy Birthday Rachel! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with happiness and laughter!
    27 is a great age! Enjoy every moment!
    x Kirsty

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    Ashley | SB
    January 26, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Beautiful post! Happy birthday, Rachel!!

    Ashley
    Sunday Brunch

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    Carlos Federico
    January 26, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Happy birthday and best for ti in this year!
    I included in my last post, I hope you like it…
    http://maximsfashion.blogspot.com/2015/01/fashion-bloggers-january-2015-looks.html
    Cheer 4r U!

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    Rachelle
    January 26, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Happy Birthday sweetie, so happy to have met you through blogging. I wish you all the best.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    Nikki
    January 26, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Happy birthday!! Hope you have had an amazing day!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    Kelly
    January 26, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Happy HAPPY Birthday!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    Happiness at Mid-Life
    January 27, 2015 at 3:22 AM

    Happy Birthday Rachel!! Hope 2015 brings you much joy & happiness.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    KizzyDoll
    January 27, 2015 at 4:56 AM

    Happy Birthday wishes to you my dear girl….I hope your day was spent getting spoiled and surrounded by those you love dear!! I’m already in my 30’s and I love it more than I did when I was your age. It’s not as scary as we might think, I know I dreaded it, but after a while I felt it gave a new found freedom to just be myself that being younger didn’t!! And when you keep a child like mind, it makes it even more fun!! I hope all your wishes come true and that all you do is a success or a learning curve for you!! May you always have sunshine in your heart & a smile on your face…then no matter what, all will turn out ok!! Keep enjoying your special time :) Xxx

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    Ashley
    January 27, 2015 at 6:46 AM

    Yayyyyy for birthdays! So glad you’re feel strong + empowered- YOU SHOULD, you’re an amazing lady! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    Alissa
    January 27, 2015 at 7:54 AM

    Happy birthday pretty lady!!!

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    Shannon
    January 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Happy Birthday Rachel! I hope you had a wonderful day! Your outlook on your birthday is very inspiring, it’s a great thing to feel empowered and positive!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    Lauren
    January 27, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Happy belated birthday! Wishing you all the best! xxoo

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    Kathryn
    January 27, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Happy Birthday! I loved reading your thoughts on this particular birthday; really inspiring, and such a good reminder to be positive. :)

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    Chelsea
    January 27, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Sorry I am delayed! I had yesterday off. I hope you had an amazing birthday, so happy we know each other and really enjoy our friendship Rachel!

    Xo Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

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    ellesees
    January 27, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    happy birthday, gorgeous! have missed seeing you around and I picked the perfect day to stop by!

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    Jasmine
    January 27, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Happy birthday pretty lady! I’m glad you feel good about this birthday! The twenties is definitely an interesting time in our lives eh? I hope you had the best day ever and I wish you the best of luck and fun adventures this upcoming year :)

    be the plebeian

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    Jessica
    January 28, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    Maya
    January 28, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Happy birthday girlfriend! Hope you had the best day and year yet! xx

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    Jacy
    January 28, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday Rachel! May this be your best year yet! xo

    Jacy

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    Brooke
    January 29, 2015 at 5:16 AM

    Happy birthday! I love your positive outlook. Here’s to another fabulous year.

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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    Ada
    January 29, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    Happy belated birthdat Rachel. That light pink rose cake is just beautiful!

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    Sarah
    January 29, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Happy be-lated birthday!! 27 is a great age, you are our more mature and more at peace with yourself! It sounds like you have the perfect birthday attitude and it is always better to spend it with your family, friend and bf!! :) Wishing you the best year ever!!

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