I woke up 25 today

Today I woke up as a 25 year old. 25. It feels weird saying aloud.

I remember being a kid and thinking 25 was so incredibly old. Funny how perspectives change.

Lately I have been contemplating my life (something I hear a lot of us mid 20’s- holy cow,Ā  I am in my mid 20s- are doing).

Am I where I thought I would be 10 or 5 years ago?

I am still in school (seriously, when does school end and my ‘real’ life begin!?), I do not own my home and am not anywhere near close to that point, I drive a pretty old (but reliable) car, and I tell my life story to my internet friends on a blog.

So in short, I am not where I thought I would be 10 or 5 years ago.

I am somewhere better.

I get to do what I love everyday, I have time to pursue new and exciting hobbies that I wouldn’t have been exposed to without continuing school, I continually get to make new friends/family, I am married to my best friend in the world, I have some pretty cute furbabies (even shady cat gets included), and my life is unpredictable right now which is actually really exciting. We do not have any idea where we will be living this time next year or really even what we will be doing and that is beautiful. It means the world is open, life is full of possibilities, and magic is possible.

I am 25 and free to live the life I want which is better than where I thought I would be years ago.

And so far 25 has been wonderful to me! The hubby and some friends threw me a surprise party. My first one. I don’t mean the “oh I will act surprised even though I knew what y’all were planning,” I mean the real “Oh my goodness I am about to call the cops because there are people in my home but wait! Those are my friends!” kind of surprised.

It was an amazing time. Here are some fun pictures from that night.

The theme was ‘classy’!


Tennis friends chatting it up in front of our random kitchen pull up bar.


Yoga lovers chatting it up.


Getting some Captain love.


Three amigos.


I spent the beginning of the night shocked that there were people in my messy home! I tried cleaning around people but was told to stop and enjoy. It was good advice.


There was so much delicious food that I didn’t get to photograph because it was gone in the blink of an eye!


My friends kept trying to get me out of the house before the party but I wouldn’t budge. Damir had a hellish night the night before where he literally stayed up all night working on a lab report. He left Thursday night and I didn’t see him again until around 8am when he came home, changed shirts and left to make it in time for his 8:30am class. I was planning on a relaxing evening home because I knew he needed it so when people asked me to hang out, I told them no and explained why. I turned down tea, shopping and game nights. Little did I know it was all apart of the plan to get me out of the house so that Damir could clean and prepare for the party. Instead of hanging out with my friends, I picked up a couple of DVDs, Damir’s favorite takeout and bought some beers for us to enjoy.

He was touched when our friends told him I wouldn’t leave the house because I wanted to take care of him.

DSC_0308I was completely shocked walking into my house to a party after expecting a chill evening.

DSC_0345My friend even made a delicious cake and I got to blow out some glittery candles! You can also see DVDs I rented , but didn’t need in this picture (Monster House and the Bling Ring)


Damir feed me the cake because he is cute like that and got a messy kiss for it.


Cute picture of some sociology friends.


Thank you everyone who showed up and made my 25th birthday the BEST one yet!

The hubby and I were planning on going out to dinner tonight but I realized a romantic evening in sounds more fun. We shopped for ingredients last night and will be making a fun and fancy meal for the two of us followed by a couple of rounds of UNO and some rented movies of my choice.

A special thanks to my lovely husband for giving me a wonderful day today and everyday.


Love, Life, Health, Happiness and a Full belly,

Sonni K.


3 thoughts on “I woke up 25 today

  1. Awwwwwwwwwwww! Happy, happy birthday to you!! Great pictures. Wow, 25 huh? I am 35! And I still have those thoughts of am I where I should be or thought I would be. The thing is, I am always striving for more. Every time I accomplish my goals, I add more, so those thoughts don’t for away for me. I’m sure the brain will settle and be satisfied at some point? Maybe when we are senior citizens šŸ™‚ ?Oh, and you look super duper cute with that short hair cut!

    1. Thank you so much! You wear 35 pretty fantastically because I had no clue! I feel you on the goal thing. Every time I make a goal and meet it, I add a few more on the list. It’s a little crazy but I like to believe that adding more goals every time I reach one is what is going to keep me sane. Complacency is not for me or you it seems! We are striving for excellence and improvements and there is nothing wrong with that =)

      1. Hi there!

        Thank you. Yes, most people don’t ask me to see ID, because they don’t believe my age. We are doing the same thing then. Setting goals keeps us going and striving for more. Complacency is a four letter word to me! Haha. Have a great weekend! šŸ™‚

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