So today is my 24th birthday. I know what you’re thinking- “Wow, you’re really 24? You look 16 to me!” Yes, I do look young. But knock it off- when I’m 40 I’ll look 25 and then who will be making fun of me? No one. Anyway, although the 24th birthday isn’t a monumental one, it’s still kind of a big deal. It’s another year older, another year out of college, and another year that brings me closer to true adulthood.

When people ask me my age, I always hesitate a bit. It’s like I almost forget how old I really amΒ becauseΒ I don’t FEEL this old. If you think about in terms of typical lifespans, I’m over 1/4 of the way done with my life. That’s crazy! Although I’ve accomplished a lot and made some great memories, there are still so many things I’ve yet to do in these 24 years.

So here’s to 24! What were your favorite memories of being 24? And if you haven’t hit that age yet, what are you looking forward to?


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL!!! Β Funny, yes, obviously you look young, but I would have thought you were actually older because of the maturity in your writing and posts. Β I hope you have a beyond fabulous birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday! I love birthdays.Β  Every single one should be special.Β  I hope you have an awesome day!Β  When I read that you were 24 I thought to myself – wow that’s soΒ  old… then I realized I turn 24 this year too!Β  Have a great birthday!

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL!!!!!! πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful, fantastic, amazing day!!!!!! And how funny, our birthdays are close together too lol πŸ˜‰ Now just move closer to Minnesota so we can hang out πŸ™‚

    Hmm…. best memories of 24? I definitely grew up a lot! Seriously it is crazy to me how each year out of college I get to be a bit more of an adult… getting a puppy at 24 also helped me grow up a bit…. RESPONSIBILITY outside of work responsibilities. I hope you have a wonderful year of being 24! πŸ™‚

  4. Happy Birthday!! I always have people asking me what college I go to… nevermind the fact that I haven’t been in college in a few years! I like to think we’ll appreciate it down the road!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! That picture made me laugh ridiculously hard.
    anyway, I’m dangerously close to my last month of being 24! It’s been an absolutely wonderful year- I moved in with Dean, got a dog, jumped on a few airplanes and went to new places….I hope you have an even more exciting year than I did!

  6. Happy birthday! You’re a few months older than I am, but by the time I’m 24, I’m hoping to live on the other side of the country. πŸ™‚ Hope your new year is equally as adventurous.

  7. Happy Birthday! Memories of being 24? That was a long time ago for me, although I do know I was still a student then.

    Have an amazing day!

  8. Happy birthday!! Mine is coming up and I always dread it… not because I’m afraid of getting older, but birthdays always seem like a huge disappointment to me.. I EXPECT to be the Birthday Princess and it just never happens that way

    But I TRULY hope you are the Birthday Princess today.. 24 is going to be great! πŸ˜€

  9. Happy birthday pretty lady! 24 looks good on you! I agree. When people ask me how old I am I don’t really remember, sometimes I say 27, but I’m not 27 I’m 26 lol sometimes I say 25 too. I still get carded everywhere too and people think Im 16. Some time between 22 and now I stopped counting. So when you ask about my fav. memories of 24 I don’t remember, what year was that again? LOL. Probably my trip to Miami with my boyfriend. Any how, wishing you the best in everything that you do this year! Xo Inna

  10. Haha, it’s okay. I’m 22 and everyone thinks I’m 14. I’m still handed the kid’s menu at some restaurants. It’s wrong, but we’ll be rejoicing when we’re old and look half our age! Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚

  11. Happiest birthday, Rachel! Enjoy 24, because next year everyone younger than you will remind you that you are half way to 50.. which is where I am at haha!

  12. Happy Birthday Rachel!! Can I just say that photo is HILARIOUS! Love it!! I know exactly how you feel. People can’t believe I’ve graduated college. They expect me to say I’m going into highschool! lol Definitely gonna love it when I’m 40. But now it’s kinda really annoying. Especially when the younger boys try to hit on you! hahah πŸ˜‰

  13. Happy birthday girl! I’m coming up on 24 soon myself. I totally have the same problem – I look like a teenager and have people asking if I’m in high school all the time. I’m not sure that I’ll feel any different once I reach 24 but we’ll see. Enjoy!


  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I’m 24 too and I just felt weird. Like, wow, I’m getting up there ahaha.Β 

    Hope you have a fabulous birthday!Β 

  15. Oh my gosh you are going to make me cry Kristin- you are SO sweet. Thank you so much for the nice words and birthday wishes πŸ™‚ Oh how I wish I just turned 21 like you πŸ™‚

  16. I already told you on Twitter, but I’m gonna tell you again…HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Honestly, when I was 24, I was focused on my boyfriend and decorating my new house. LOL…I’m still focused on one of those things.Β 

  17. YAY! Happy Birthday lady!! I hope you have/had an amazing day and a great 24th year! πŸ™‚ I know how you feel about not feeling as old as you are, I’m 25 and feel like I’m still waaaay young!!

    I’m 26, but I still get carded for R-rated movies, so I feel your pain. πŸ˜‰

    Memories of 24… I’m so old I can’t even remember 2 years ago. πŸ˜‰ I celebrated in Downtown Huntington Beach – dinner and drinks and dancing. FUN!

    Enjoy your special day. Actually, make it a week. ACTUALLY, make it a month! πŸ™‚

  19. Happy belated birthday luvvy. You never really grow old. My birthday is in a few days and I still can’t believe how old I am compared to how old I feel. I will never forget my grandpa who at age 80 still spoke like he was still in his 50’s.

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