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I've officially bid adieu to my teenage years and welcomed in the arrival of my twenties. Not going to lie-- I was sitting on my couch on the eve of my birthday and I couldn't seem to shake the feeling of utter terror due to the sudden recognition of the death of my so-called "teen years." Yes, I will always be a kid at heart, but the fact that I've somehow managed to reach the phase of life in which some of the greatest decisions must be made caused my heart to go into cardiac arrest. I'm (kind of sort of) freaking out. Heck, my dad even freaked out.

Dad: "So how old are ya?"
Mom: "Dale, she's twenty."
Dad: *with wide eyes* "What the heck?"

Jill and I were talking about it, and we decided that the "twenties" time period of a human being's life is the most difficult. Why? Because it's the time of life in which you must decide where you want to go to school, what you want to study, who you want to marry, where you want to live, when you want to start having babies-- SO MANY DECISIONS. I'm the kind of girl that has a hard time deciding where I want to go out and eat, let alone making critical, life-changing decisions. I'm doomed.

But all things aside, I had a good birthday. I once-again received a Costco-sized box of fruit snacks.. (I think I sense the beginning of a life-long tradition.) My big sister gave me an adult ninja turtle onsie complete with a removable cape. And my cute mom got me the nicest down coat and wool socks for those cold winter days on the streets of Korea. Oh, and she also managed to find a "dressy" snuggie. Like, I basically wore a blanket to church yesterday and it was great.

But the best present of all? The knowledge that I will be returning to Korea at the end of the month! I'm doing my best to wait patiently but holy hannah I'm getting anxious. SO, I'm doing my best to keep myself busy.

Being twenty is weird.
Being in America is weird.
But hey, whateva whateva.

xoxo

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  1. Ahh - 20... what a fun age! Enjoy it!!!

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  2. Happy birthday! It's a good decade [well, so far at least, since I myself am only 2.5 years into it haha :)].

    Also, it's crazy that you found my blog, because you and my sister have like the exact same story! She served in Seoul Korea and six months in, she got diagnosed with diabetes and had to come home. She was determined to go back to Korea, and luckily, she got to! How exciting that you get to, too :)

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    1. You're kidding!? Okay, that is absolutely crazy. Well, I'm so glad she got to return and I am beyond glad that I'll be returning as well! :)

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  3. Such a fun and exciting time of life! Enjoy it all.

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  4. Happy birthday! I have to admit, I kind of had a mini mid-life crisis when I turned twenty... Goodbye teenagerhood!

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  5. Happy Birthday! I, too, am 20! And I couldn't agree more!
    I was talking to a friend the other day about how weird it is that when I was quite young I knew all the answers and was more grown up in my thinking than I feel now when making life decisions haha. Kids know it all :P

    I'm excited about it though! So much life to be lived :) x

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    1. It's scary, huh?? But we can do it. :)

      And you're so right! The only time I ever felt like I had things under control was when I was five. It's almost as if time ages age and decreases your feeling of stability in life. But hey, that's what makes it an adventure, right?

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  6. Hey, happy birthday! I have a secret for you. The 20s are the funnest (I'm not entitled to say that since I'm only 22, but just go with it). Yes, they are full of scarily important decisions, and they're sure not as carefree as the teenager years, but man, the adventure of it all is just so FUN. Enjoy 20 :)

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    1. I'm definitely excited. But also terrified. However, I guess that's how I would sum up my feelings about life in general. :)

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  7. Happy Birthday! Honestly my early 20s were a lot of fun. I grew up a lot in my 20s. I am in no way the same person I was in my early 20s that I am now in my late 20s (almost 30 - yikes!).
    Seriously enjoy this time of your life because it only comes around once and it is meant to be completely and totally enjoyed :)

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