Well, I've been 25 years old for ten days now, and while I could say that embracing my new age has been a breeze, that would be a lie.
For starters, I've noticed an alarming new development. Each morning when I wake up, my eyes are puffy. Not in a "something is wrong, I need to call the doctor" way, but more of an "evidently these twenty five year old eyes could have used another hour or so of sleep" way.
So, I have begrudgingly started a new morning ritual that includes a cup of coffee and a cold compress on my eyes.
My life is very glamorous.
As if the puffy eye situation wasn't bad enough, I have misplaced my toaster.
I can't even explain how that happened, all I know is that I discovered it was missing when I tried to toast a bagel the other morning. A lengthy search turned up nothing. To make matters worse, my tiny apartment kitchen only has approximately two square feet of counter space and six cabinets. There aren't many places that it could have gone.
This past weekend Matt and I left my toaster troubles behind and drove to the beach. On the way down we daydreamed about where we will live after we get married. Well, one of us daydreamed and one of us talked seriously because the reality is we need a place to live in seven months and we will never get one if we just say WOULDN'T IT BE SUPER FUN TO HAVE A SPIRAL STAIRCASE AND A WRAPAROUND PORCH AND A YARD WITH A WEEPING WILLOW TREE SOMEDAY?
We briefly discussed the pros and cons of living in the country and then I defined how close I would like to be to a Target and a Macy's.
Lead me no further than three miles from a major shopping mall and a plethora of well respected hospitals in case I come down with a terrible sickness or this puffy eye situation becomes more serious. But don't lead me close enough to either of those things that we live inside Philadelphia city limits.
A few hours later we were on a fancy boat, cruising around the bay feeling the sunshine and the sea breeze and that's when I looked at Matt and said, "My biggest dream is to one day have a tiny house on the water in a little town and own a boat."
So it's safe to say that only one thing is for sure about our future home, and that is that whether it's in the country or on the water or next door to a Macy's, Matt better plan to keep a very close eye on our toaster.