Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I'm the same age as Lady Gaga.


I was just perusing the ol' Facebook today and I saw a Lady Gaga post (yeah, that's right, I get Lady Gaga posts on my Facebook). Upon opening said post, I came to see that she is a mere 27 years old.

Twenty-Seven?! Say whaaaat?

Does that ever happen to you? You learn someone's age that's uber famous and realize it's the same age as you and then all you can really do is compare.

Lady Gaga. Twenty-Seven.

As of today, I am officially twenty-seven years old.

Twenty-Seven.....27......Two-Seven......

Seems weird.

For one, it's weird because for the first time in my life, I have forgotten on multiple occasions that my birthday was actually approaching. And if you knew me, then you'd know that I am the type to start planning and preparing for my upcoming birthday basically one day after my last birthday. It's just what I've done. I like to plan. I like to have fun. Birthdays are fun and birthdays can be planned. So it was a win/win every year for me. Which is also the reason why my mother says I never had a surprise party. She said that I was always so quick to start planning what I wanted for my birthday, that she could never think to plan a surprise. But see, I think that's the perfect opportunity to surprise me. You see, there I am, thinking I'm planning one thing, when really you're planning a surprise party where 50 (yeah, right, as if I even had that many) of my closest friends would be waiting for me, hiding behind creative places in the house, with the lights turned off, and then when I came home from my piano lesson (Asian, remember?), you'd all jump out and say, "SURPRISE!!!!!!"

Perfect situation really. I have no idea why that hasn't happened yet. Can't you just imagine me, 10 years old, in all my Jamaican braid glory, so surprised and happy?


It could have been magical. Way to drop the ball, Mom. (Kiddiiiinngg!!! ....sort of.)

Anyway, that's beside the point. (Do I even have a point right now?)

It's possible things are different this year because maybe 27 isn't that exciting of a number? Or maybe it's that I've had far too many exciting things happen this year as it is, so something as little as my ol' birthday just isn't cutting it for me? Who knows....

I'll tell you what though, my life is absolutely nothing what I thought it would be at 27 years old. But isn't that how life works? The significant things in your life never quite turn out how you planned? But, yet, it's even greater and more amazing than you ever thought and that's what makes this thing called life pretty exciting, wouldn't you agree?

When I was a wee little lass, I thought for sure I would be married by 23 years old and have kids by 25. That was my plan. That was what was going to happen. No. Doubt. About. IT.

Excuse me for a second while I laugh. HA! HA HA HA HA HA! Oh, how I laugh at that little girl. Can you imagine? Me?! Married at 23? In the midst of my jager shots and mini-dress wearin' whilst clubbin' till the wee hours of the morning? Oh man. If I got married to the guy I was with at 23, I can pretty much guarantee I'd be divorced by now. No offense to that guy at all, he was a good one, but point is, the jager-drinking 23 year old had no idea how much she'd grow and learn in the next 4 years.

You know how some people say, "I feel so much older than I actually am"? I was that person. But I look back and am amazed at how much I've learned since I was 18, 20, 25... Hell, I'm still learning. As much as I'd like to think I know what I want, I know who I am, I know where my life is headed, I'm sure somewhere out there, my 35, 50, 65-year-old-self is looking at me, a mere 27 years old, and smiling, knowingly. I have a feeling she knows many things that I have yet to learn.

But I'm excited for it. And I'm open to it. And right now, in this moment, I welcome this new year with zero expectations. I happily embrace my now and my present. There is no agenda and there are no rules. I am here to enjoy. (At least that's how I feel right now ;) )

I may not have millions of dollars in the bank or a million "little monsters" that follow my every move, but I would like to think that my life is just as rich (if not more) and full, as Lady Gaga's! (Aaanndddd I can't believe I'm comparing my life to Lady Gaga in this post, but hey, let's just roll with it.)

Here's to a great 27th year of life!

xoxo


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38 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday and welcome to 27! I don't know why, but I really like the number so I feel like this is going to be a good year.

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  2. Happy birthday Michelle!

    I think one of the best things about getting older is realising we don't need to abide by anyone else's schedule but our own. I'm certainly not where I had envisioned I'd be at 30 and thank god for that! No more lists of things to do before x, y & z - I'm happy just living as is!

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  3. Happy Birthday Sistah! Love this post. My younger self thought the same thing about my 25 year old self. Married with kids just makes me laugh now thinking about what life would have been like. Cheers to learning and living!

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  4. happy birthday mish!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Happy Birthday Girl! Party it up! Drank It Down!

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  6. Happy Birthday! Have some wine! :)

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  7. Happy Birthday! Enjoy it with everything you have!

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  8. Happy Birthday love! I hope you have a great day!

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  9. I love the idea of a 30 year old me looking back at current and laughing at all I have to learn. Happy Birthday lady! Hope it's the best one yet!
    Jenn
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  10. Happy birthdayyyyy!!! And there is no way that Lady Gaga is only 27. Like, I simply don't believe it.

    xo

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  11. Happy Birthday, girl! I hope you have a great one.

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

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  12. Aww what a lovely post! Happy Birthday!! (ps you're in the same bday month as me! a week ahead! :)

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  13. HAHAHA

    Happy Birthday! Cheers to the next 27!

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  14. Happy Birthday Michelle!! I hope you have a fantastic day!! I turned 27 in November and it definitely is kind of a boring age, but hey! At least you're still here and still learning. That is always a plus! I wish you the best year yet!

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  15. Happy Birthday! Hope its a great one!

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  16. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day! Who knows, maybe there is a surprise party already in the works? My life isn't what I thought it would be at almost 28...but I am so happy and wouldn't change a thing. SO I guess life showed us! Have a great day!

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  17. Hope you have a fabulous birthday! I'll be 27 next April... It'll be my "golden year" hah. :)

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  18. Having similar thoughts leading up to my bday next week. I will be 28 and I'm damm sure not where I thought Id be. Yeah that guy I was married to at 23 (well...20) we definitely are divorced. LOl...nvr saw myself as a single momma at this age....also thought I'd be a little further ahead in life. But I'm ok with how things are. I've learned a lot about myself and I'm diggin who I am these days.

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  19. Happy Birthday! When I turned 40 I flat out told my husband that I wanted a party and then he said "can it be a surprise?" Um, I think that ship just sailed. Hahaha

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  20. Happy Happy Birthday all the way from Texas! May this be the best one yet! Xoxo Jenn

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  21. Aww Happy Birthday girl! I would definitely agree that you should be so happy with where you're at at the ripe ol' age of 27. You've traveled the world with someone you love, and are now living in a new city with said person! Not to mention your new job! You're on fire :-)

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  22. Puh-leeze, lol, wait until you're "nearly 40" like me.

    Although I definitely don't have the mind set of a "nearly 40" something as I'm single and don't have kids so I still have the mind set of a 20 something which is good as I also don't look "nearly 40".

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  23. i'm gonna laugh with you on that "married-by-23". HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
    Because I thought I would be married by 21 (dafuq?) and have kids by 23 (major watdafuq).
    Fast forward 8 YEARS LATER, I am sooooo thankful that I did not do that path. *wipes sweat*

    Happy Birthday Asian Gaga

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  24. Whaaaaat.... you're younger than me?!
    Happy Birthday Mish! Hope you have had a great one today :)

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  25. Happy birthday! I'm only 19 and I've compared my life to famous 19 years old celebrities but for someone my age, I've been told I think about life too much. Like you, I had a dream of marrying around 25s and have a kid before 30.. hmm, don't think that's happening anytime soon. I'd choose career over starting a family right now.

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  26. Happy birthday you crazy 27 year old, unwed, childless Asian!

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  27. HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYY! I am married at 23, buttttt that kind of wasn't my plan soo same page? Who knows. Go get your party on with the giant giraffe that came to your office!

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  28. You're cuter than Lady Gaga by far!

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  29. A lovely, poignant post. 'Nuff said. Happy Birsday, Mishi.

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  30. If it makes you feel any better, I think Amanda Bynes is 27 too. I think you have a few legs up on her ;)

    Happy birthday! I turned 24 in march and had the same panic attack about my age. Crazy now life usually doesn't pan out the way we think it will.

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