16 November 2012

twenty-three at 23


since it's my last day being 23…i did an adaptation of ali's cute "me at 23" post. here are 23 things about me from my 23rd year:


1. listened to the she & him christmas album more than anything this year. (sorry, post-thanksgiving purists.)
2. had strep throat 3 times.
3. mostly wore: those boots, my mustard anthropologie coat, top knots.
4. favorite book i read as 23 year-old: the glass castle.
5. spent days off: at the tattered cover, thrifting with lane, at the zoo.
6.  still afraid of: flying, driving new places, & open spaces.
7. some things stayed the same: i'm still 5'5. i still have weak ankles. i still have a who nose. other things changed: like my hair color. over & over again.
8. the facts of life: i've had baby fever for a good half decade. let me say, it gets stronger every year.
9. i attempted, unsuccessfully, to keep a journal.
10. i got into graduate school but decided to hold off.
11. embraced this idea more than ever: i am a child of god & i have incredible value. saying that line helped me through some tough days.
12. shot my first weddings.
13. still hate wearing pants…but my mustard ones are alright.
14. quadrupled my deer figurine collection.
15. i'm still the worst when it comes to the phone: i let it go to voicemail if it's someone i don't know, and i am THE worst at returning calls. i'm scared of talking on the phone.
16. tried to stop buying cheap clothes (except for thrifting) & invest in nicer things. i'd give myself a B+.
17. bought something off craigslist for the first time (robbie's film camera).
18. became addicted to: full skirts, instagram, the tattered cover's hot chocolate, & new girl.
19. new favorite snack: tomato slices with salt & pepper.
20. had a bike for the first time since i was a kid.
21. started to enjoy wearing colorful clothing -- something i was apprehensive about.
22. switched the focus of this blog & started writing more consistently. it's one of my favorite creative outlets & i've made a few great friends because of it.
23. i got skype. ok, i just got it yesterday. it counts! welcome to 2005, bridget! 

36 comments:

  1. Love this. I think I will do it for my birthday next month. If you don't mind. Yay birthdays!

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  2. I didn't know your birthday's tomorrow. You're a sneaky one little Bridget. Happy early birthday! You've done so much, seen so many cool things, and you've grown sweeter than ever this year. You're an amazing lady and 24 is going to knock your socks off. Hugs.

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  3. hahaha, this is so great.
    so many great things. seriously.
    i feel like i just got to know you in a whole new way.
    and birthday tomorrow, exciting!

    K

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  4. You can never listen to She and Him too much. Especially their Christmas album. We might have a lot in common. (NOT) talking on the phone. Child of God with incredible value. Started riding a bike since I was a kid...

    Happy birthday, tomorrow!

    -Heather
    {www.heatheringheights.com}

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  5. This is such a great post!
    I smiled a lot.

    I'm so sorry you've had strep three times!

    I'm sick with strep right now. =( It's such a miserable thing.

    Your blog always makes me smile. Seriously. Always.

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  6. @sarah dawnee: no! that's the pits. i hope you feel better soon!

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  7. i am exactly the same way about the phone! the worst is when an unknown number calls and then they don't leave a message too... my boyfriend teases me because it totally gives me anxiety! haha

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  8. @kelle: oh my gosh me too. i always assume it's someone calling with horrible news!

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  9. Tomatoes are my favorite snack (ok, food), too! If you ever get bored with just salt and pepper, a tiny drizzle of balsamic vinegar is also quite delicious.

    And, of course, happy birthday :)

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  10. I'm from Denver too, and I love the TC! I'm actually a big fan of sliced tomatoes with salt, but I'm not afraid of open spaces--and I didn't get baby fever until I turned 29 (pregnant now, btw). Happy Birthday!

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  11. Great list! #11 especially is so important to remember. Happy early birthday Bridget! I'm sure it'll be a grand one!!

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  12. This is a wonderful idea! I may have to use it ... although I can't wait till my birthday but it would work great for New Year's too. :)

    It's inspiring to see that you have built such a happy life for yourself and that you are only 2 or 3 years older than me tops! Love your blog, and best of wishes on your 24th year of life! xx

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  13. Happy Birthday Fellow Scorpio! Great List!

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  14. lovely post. It's nice to have you back blogging more often! I'm the same with my blog too and I'm trying to make sure that I post regularly and keep growing it. I love how my blog has changed over the last year and i have more genuine interactions with such interesting people from all over the world! It makes me feel very lucky and like that's something valuable to work on.


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  15. Happy Birthday!!! Love this post! You are so sweet. xoxo

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  16. thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! you have a beautiful blog, and it is so nice to get to know you through these 23 facts! happy birthday! i love full skirts too, and am looking forward to reading more :)

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  17. I am in love with this list. Happy Birthday!!!
    stephanie

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  18. you are awesome. and we have so much in common :) it's nice connecting with other bloggers like this. it makes you feel like the whole world is little cozier :)

    oh, and happy official birthday!

    xo,
    kristyn

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  19. First of all, Happy Birthday! Second, we have a few things in common. I also turned 24 this year, I am 5'5, hate flying, got my tonsils out because I got strep so much, love new girl, & have learned to like colorful clothing.

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  20. I loved reading this. i have to say I resonate with a lot of these. I loved The Glass Castle. And I am also trying to invest in nicer clothes rather than buying cheap ones that I will have to replace within the year.

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  21. Happy Birthday Bridget! Wahoo 24! Loved reading all these things, I am turning 26 in two weeks and must try to make some sort of list too! Hope you had an amazing day, it awesome it fell on a saturday!
    xo Hannah

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  22. thanks for commenting on my blog... NOT.

    i am not following you back. thanks though for your insincere words.

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  23. @jessica: yikes about getting strep a lot…it's never fun. i may have to pick your brain about your experience getting your tonsils removed…i've been considering it more & more lately.

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  24. @the braided bandit: 26! that's so exciting. for some reason i was thinking you were just my age…but i'll say that's close enough. we're basically peers. i really hope you'll have a great birthday!

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  25. Great post! Love this idea. Happy belated Bday!
    xx
    Allison

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  26. I hate hate hate talking on the phone. whenever it rings, I always throw it at Rich and yell it's for him even though we don't have call display hah that's why they invented texting, right? ;)

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  27. Happy Birthday! Glad to have met you and glad to stay in touch via blogging :) I totally relate to #15 and so glad you're shooting weddings, mine in particular. :)

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  28. Happy Birthday! So glad to have met you and I love staying in touch via blogging! I totally relate to #15! So glad you're shooting weddings, mine in particular. I want to hear more about grad school, I'm wrestling with the decision now (one day it's for sure the next...wishy washy)

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  29. Such a cute idea for a birthday post wish you birthday was before mine so I could copy this little idea (; I'm the exact same way about pants tights, skirts, and dresses for life! Also your instagram pictures are the best so keep capturing all the pretty moments in your life!

    xx
    Dearest Lou

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  30. Love love this list! Happy Birthday!

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  31. i love this post it's so good! i know i already told you but happy happy birthday.

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  32. Mustard anthroplogie coat? How did I miss this?! I love the She & Him Christmas album, I can't wait to break it out this year. My rule is wait until dec 1st. Lol. Happy belated birthday!

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  33. This is a wonderful idea! I love it! I might have to borrow it as well for my birthday.
    I love that outfit and happy birthday, late! :]

    Erin

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