1. the sophia diaries
    February 19, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    wow, thanks for sharing such a personal story! i hope 27 brings you different kinds of joy and opportunities, for both your personal life and your work life <3 linda is honestly inspiring in her own way, and i miss watching bob's burgers!

  2. Ruya
    February 19, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    I really felt everything you wrote in this post so deeply (especially because my birthday is next week!) and that part about "focusing so much on the best version of yourself and missing out on who you are now" summed up exactly how I'm feeling. You're not the only one who is thinking about the comparison game and doesn't like birthdays! But I'm so glad that you're seeing it through a different perspective and I hope 27 brings you a lot of success and opportunities and more importantly, happiness ♥ -Ruyasweetshortandstylish.com

  3. Jadoregrace
    February 19, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    This was a beautiful post and I loved reading about your hardships and your successes. Here's to hoping that 27 is a great year filled with growth!

  4. Kaitlyn Killebrew
    February 20, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    Wow this color looks gorgeous on you! Hoping that 27 is the best year yet!

  5. Aitza B
    February 21, 2018 / 4:45 am

    I remember the episode of BB and it resonated with me so much, because my 21st birthday was a mess and not in a good way. I had thee worst day and cried (soberly )for an hour. All that said, I love that this story had a happy ending and the doggies made it back home. I hope the rest of 27 has more ups than downs for you.

  6. Dara @ The Southern Thing
    February 21, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I hope 27 is fab!

  7. Leanna Ranieri
    February 22, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story! Things happen but I love how you pushed forward and prevailed. xo, Lwww.leannaranieri.com