This is 28

I can’t say I was very excited about turning 28 even though I didn’t have any reason not to be. It’s honestly just one day closer to 30 in my eyes. But then my very best friend gave me this card and put all of my feelings and emotions into a few sentences.

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She knows me better than I know myself.

Despite not being excited for my birthday, it turned out to be a truly great few days. The day of I was surprised with an impromptu trip to my favorite coffee place and Whole Foods. When I got back to work with Maggie, I was greeted with so many thoughtful cards and gifts. I felt so much happiness! I ate brownies for lunch and went out for pizza and beer for dinner. Can’t get much better than that!

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The next few days I continued to feel the high of my birthday and feeling so loved by my friends and family. On Friday Maggie and I tried out a new rowing class which was so challenging but so much fun! Hoping to keep staying active and fit in this 28th year!

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Saturday was my informal party. Basically a gathering at one of my favorite beer gardens with some truly wonderful people. We drank and snacked on chips, pico de gallo and guacamole, and laughed our butts off. It was beautiful weather despite a quick rain storm but otherwise perfect with views of the USS Constitution.

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After drinks we walked into the North End to find a rooftop bar for more drinks and pizza. Catching a theme? We switched to gin and tonic (I think) with cucumber. I’d do anything for a drink with cucumber. Before long we went to another beer garden called The Patios near Government Center. This girl was getting tired and slipped on water at the point…and it wasn’t even 10pm.

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While I didn’t quite rally through the night, I could not have had a greater day. Friends from high school, college and work all came together for me. I couldn’t ask for better people in my life who are selfless and kind hearted and who love beer and pizza just as much as I do!

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If this birthday is any indication of what the next year will be like it’s going to be a good one.

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