Friday, February 19, 2010


is the natural number following 24 and preceding 26

is a square number

is the atomic number of manganese

is the number of years of marriage marked in a silver wedding anniversary

is the number of cents in a quarter

is the number of days approximately that takes the sun to do a complete rotation on itself.

Fascinating, I know. What may interest you more is that 25 is how old I will be... tomorrow! For some reason, 25 feels important. I mean, honestly, it's a quarter of a century. This is big news!

Birthdays are times that lead to reflection about life, like: yikes, I'm getting old or what do I want to do this year? or what have I accomplished so far in my life? Sometimes I look at other people who are my age or thereabouts and think "man, I have to start doing something with my life!" However. I think sometimes I get too caught up in what other people have accomplished in their lives, and start to measure "success" by events, or awards, or careers. And I forget... success isn't necessarily defined by what we do, or how much money we make. Success, to me, is knowing that I am in the right place at the right time, working to accomplish my goals and having fun in the meantime! So even if I'm broke and not done with college... I'm getting there :)

Marilyn Monroe says it perfectly: "I don't care about money, I just want to be wonderful!"


Sabrina. said...

If it makes you feel better you've accomplished being a much better student than i will ever be:)

Feliz Cumpleanos manana!

p.s. I need a cupcake...frosted....cooked full time.

The Vaughns said...

Well, you ARE wonderful!!! :) Happy birthday tomorrow - I love you! :)

Anonymous said...

25 is a big deal and you ARE wonderful! Happy Birthday, my dear!

Toni Jones said...

You really ARE wonderful, nat! I'm so glad you were born 25 years ago! Love you!

Akayleia said...

25 years is a quarter of a century and I think you've done wonderful things in such a short amount of time! I can't wait to see what you do over the next quarter of a century!
Love Ya!

Jenni Raybould said...

It's because you are a quarter of a century...that's why it seems important! Happy birth-a-day!

jessica renae said...

ya know... i think that managing to stay ALIVE in this world (especially in the provo icebox) is a pretty huge accomplishment. i think so at least. happy birthday, wonderful. :)