seventeen & crazy

“I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane.”

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Hi. I'm seventeen now.

In the last few days of being sixteen, when everyone's asking you "are you excited?", et cetera, et cetera, I didn't really know what to say. Because, wow, sixteen was such a darn good year. I mean, of course there were days that were just blah, because it's life and that's how it works. But as a whole -- darn good, like I said. 

I guess I just wasn't sure seventeen could quite live up to it. But every year is different. And seventeen? It's off to a pretty great start. (Honestly, really.)

Life is full of possibility. There's lessons to be learned from sixteen and new ones to be found in seventeen. And not to sound cheesy (cliches are mostly used because they're true, ya know) -- but living everyday to the fullest is not bad advice.

So the plan? The plan is this: live life & do the best you can.

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."

Colossians 2:6-7


  1. This is probably the best birthday post I've ever seen. <3

  2. Happy Birthday girl. 17 may seem like a boring number....but it brought a lot of exciting life changes for me that brought me to where I am today....quite exciting. ☺ Enjoy the ride.

    The Blue Birdhouse

  3. Happy birthday! That quote by Ray Bradbury is golden.

  4. i agree with samantha, best birthday post hands down. as someone who literally just came from the seventeenth year, i have no idea how this next year is going to compete. have a great 17.

  5. This post was pure gold.

    You're lovely.

  6. mmm, yes yes & yes! striving to live out colossians 2:6-7.

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