Growing older is a privilege not everyone gets to enjoy. A birthday is great opportunity for me to reflect and be grateful for all the blessings in my life. It's a reminder for me to choose to speak with a little more love in my heart, take time to appreciate the beauty in everyday life & lean into situations w/ faith rather than fear. I'm proud of this older version of myself. 25 for me, was all about finally settling into my womanhood, but 26 feels especially hopeful to me.