23. Remember when you were a kid and couldn’t wait for your birthday and to turn another year older? For me, that all ended with 21. I always looked forward to 21 and thought of it as the golden age. You can finally legally drink, you are usually graduating or already graduated from college and are officially an “adult”. 21 came and went. With 22, I began to wish I could go back to 21, 20, heck, even 19. Even better, skip to 25 when all the stress of being a poor college student would be behind me. But with 23, I feel different. 23 is the age I’ll be when I marry my best friend. 23 is the age I will be when I finally receive that long-awaited diploma. I’m trying to live in the moment and be happy with how everything is right now rather than looking ahead. I finally feel like I am figuring things out and I want to enjoy my early twenties while I can.
So here’s to turning 23.
Also, please excuse the less-than-fashionable photo. I thought I would be able to take a photo yesterday but my last day as a 22-year-old was surprisingly busy and stressful. To make up for it I have compiled a list of some of the retailers that offer discounts on your birthday. Enjoy.
Anthropologie – 15% off discount
DSW – $5 coupon (if you have joined their rewards club)
Starbucks – Free drink (you can bet I will be taking advantage of this one!)
American Eagle – 15% off coupon (if you have signed up for the rewards card)
Aveda – Free gift
Victoria’s Secret – $10 off your next purchase of $10+ (if you have signed up for their mailing list)
Sephora – Free gift
Piperlime – $15 your next purchase of $60+
Modcloth, $5 off a $50+ purchase