Me at 23
The Jordan Year. I turn 23 TODAY, a Thursday. It seems fitting.
23 feels like a Thursday.
It's nothing flashy, it has no Taylor Swift song, but is still significant in some capacity (as are all birthdays in my opinion). Thursdays are not quite the weekend in the same way 23 is not quite the mid-twenties; rather, it's on the cusp. It is the brink of early twenties, a tipping point. Thursdays may be filled with the mundane or majestical, depending on how you want it to be. In the same way, that is how I am anticipating year 23.
We'll see what the next year brings, but right now, this is me at 23. A documentation of where I'm currently at, inspired by this video.
This is me:
My favorite album at the moment: Good Thing by Leon Bridges
The book I'm currently reading: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
My go to breakfast that I make daily: two eggs scrambled with sautéed mushrooms and spinach, a few slices of avocado, crack of pepper and salt, and a drizzle of ketchup. Don't worry, I'm still the queen of brunch and enjoy the occasional Sunday morning dining out and eating Eggs Benedict.
My favorite clothing: a difficult choice between a striped shirt or my red ascot (basically anything Madewell).
How I exercise: training for a half marathon, and I've gotten to the point where I can run five miles and not feel like I'm dying.
How I spend my days: working at Pike Place Market.
How I spend my evenings: running a food blog with one of my roommates, watching Disney channel original movies like High School Musical, late night shopping sessions at Target, going to Gas Works Park to watch the sunset.
I hate cucumbers and people are always appalled by that notion. I'm terrible at responding to text messages (but improving). I'm a terrible dancer (not improving). I have a college degree. I still don't have a boyfriend. I'm trying to meditate daily and not spend too much money on all of the great restaurants of Seattle.
My favorite restaurant: Cantinetta
My favorite bar: Westward
My favorite dessert: Molly Moon's Ice Cream (and share a birthday with them!)
I still love to travel. In the last year I went to Europe twice! Thus far in my lifetime, I've traveled to 20+ countries (shoutout to the Caribbean cruise for crossing off about different eight countries). I'm hoping to travel to Los Angeles, Grand Canyon, Nashville, Portland (Maine), Vienna, and Japan at the age of 23. At the top of my travel destinations list is Uruguay, Morocco, and Dubai.
I'm scared of being alone. I'm scared of making the wrong decision and going down the wrong career path. I'm scared that I won't amount to anything remarkable or make a positive impact.
I want to live in London at some point in my life. I want a career I love, something that gets me excited to go to work on most days. I want a family of my own one day. I want to start a scholarship for college students to avoid student loans. I want to get 8 hours of sleep every night, but who knows if that will ever be a reality.
I love to hammock on Green Lake, flora, BBQ with my friends at Golden Gardens or someones backyard, Instagram, the band LANY, charcuterie boards, evening grocery shopping outings, photography, and my one second a day video.
And these are some of my favorite people:
I'm still figuring it out. I think that's what 23 will really be.