Today is my birthday! Usually, I feel kind of “meh” about my birthday—and as I type this the night before, I still kind of do—but this year is different because it was the greatest year I have ever had. I unexpectedly lived out most of my dreams like attending New York Fashion Week, traveling to Paris, working with brands I have always admired, making a sustainable income from my blog, winning awards, and more! I am so grateful for everything that has occurred over the past year, and I truly couldn’t have done it without the support of you all, my friends, family and my man!
Although I am so happy about how this year played out, turning 28 can be a little jarring. I could always see myself turning 25, 26, and even 27, but 28 feels monumental. Of course, as I get older, there are “timelines” that I feel like I am supposed to follow that fall in line with my age. However, I have realized that age is truly just a number and that I don’t have to abide by any timeline other than my own!
I can’t wait to see what next year holds, but I’d love to include some of the goals I have for my 28th year:
- Start designing and constructing my own clothes
- Pitch and report story ideas to my favorite magazines
- Travel to new countries
- Pay half of my student loans off
- Continue to grow Natalie in the City to reach and inspire women around the world
Happy birthday, Nat!