on my 28th birthday i was still living with my grandparents, had just found out about my new job, and had no clue what salt lake had to offer. funny how much can change in a year, huh? i had some major expecations for 28, and i can honestly say that i gave it an overall hefty effort.
i live in salt lake, and even better, i know my way around. i know what i'm doing at work. granted, i still ask alot of questions, but i think back to day one of work, and i have come an extremely long way. i've been in 3 different wards in the past year. i'm happy to be settled down in my ward. i'm happy to have friends in my ward. i put forth effort in dating (which i can't say about all previous years of life) and learned some really good and really hard lessons. i've re-learned how to be myself and how to be an example to people around me. i've been reminded how raising the bar can make you stand out in certain crowds. i've learned it's expensive to fix cars. i've learned that not all landlords are as lenient as lacinda. i learned that life without glasses is good. i've learned good friends can make any situation good. i've learned that friendships can change, and that's ok. i've learned that family is irreplacable. i've learned that the gospel makes me happy. i've learned to be (maybe a little too) honest. i've learned that i can do hard things.
if anything, i've learned that i'm ready for 29. (gosh, that's extremely close to 30...)
maybe someday i'll blog about my birthday present i gave to myself (my mother will probably advise me not to....)