July 17, 2012

it's my party and i'll cry if i want to.

today is my big 2 4.

i know, i'm getting pretty old huh?
for some reason 24 sounds SO much older then 23.

in no particular order, this year i have learned

24.to be nobody but myself
23.you have to be willing to take risks
22.to do what makes me happiest in life
21.to rely on my Savior
20.to enjoy exercising
19. and eating healthy
18.who my friends are
17.to let go
16.when it comes to photography to not compare myself to others- but to myself
15.that everything has a time...
14. to live in the present, not the past
13. to be forgiving
12.i have been so incredibly blessed with the best family. ever.
11. i am a foodie. aka i love to eat out
10.to budget money
9. to have better faith
8. to stand up for what i believe in
7. always treat others good, even if they treat you bad
6. to take my own advice
5. that i love to travel
4.that i'm more independent then i realized
3. to trust myself
2. to go after my dreams
1.the most important things in life, aren't things

this past year has been amazing as well as it's ups and downs. i love to reflect and remember what has happened and what i have learned. i think when we do so it just makes us better.

i have already felt so much love from my family, friends & co-workers through calls,
texts, emails, cards today. i am one lucky girl.
 here's to my 24th year. it's going to be a great one!



Samantha said...

happy birthday ashley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stacylyn said...

I loved this!!! Happy Birthday!!

Amanda Schroeder said...

You are so cute. I love these. It's my birthday tomorrow. Such a great idea. Thanks for being a good example!

Amanda at http://weandserendipity.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

This is such a great post! Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day

Tiffany said...

happy b-day girl! I hope you have the best day :)

Kathy Schneider said...

Happy Birthday!!

Emma Frances said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I need to do this every year and reflect on the things that I have learned because I love this list. It sounds like twenty three was a good year for you! :] And I'm sure 24 will be just as wonderful!

kayla said...

Happy (late) Birthday!! I'm just now catching up on my Google Reader reading and saw it was your birthday on Tuesday! Hope you had a great day!! :)


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