This is Twenty-Seven 


27. Not the most exciting birthday milestone, however,  I can’t help but to wake up feeling so thankful and blessed to be living another day.

Recently the news has been full of unfortunate life events happening and I feel it’s important to take a moment to realize how fortunate I am to still be on this earth and experience my 27th birthday with the people I love most.

I am currently in Pennsylvania with my second family (aka my boyfriends family). It seems like it was just yesterday that I was bringing in my late twenties in Italy, stuffing my face with pasta and wine exactly a year ago.


Rome, Italy circa June 19, 2015 (my 26th birthday)

This 27th year I will be taking on the biggest change of my life as I embark on a new journey to live overseas. I recently said goodbye to my first home away from home, Florida, a few weeks ago. I remember when I got there. Fresh out of college, 23 years old, naive, but ready to tackle life independently and on my own. And that I did.

In those 4 years living away, I’ve grown so much and learned to appreciate things even more that weren’t so physically close to me, like my family. My 26th year was a long one for me, specifically a roller coaster of emotions for personal reasons. I still remember looking back on those “not so good” days, and promising myself to always be optimistic and positive about things. I think I have definitely gotten better at that.

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Miami, Florida circa June 19th, 2014 (my 25th birthday)

I still have a long journey ahead of me and so much knowledge to gain. I am constantly learning new things everyday. It’s scary to think that in just a short 3 years I’ll be hitting the big 3-0. I still feel like I have barely begun to scratch the surface on this earth and my journey is just beginning as I try to “find” myself in this massive, but scary, beautiful world. 

Twenty-six was great for many reasons, but I have a feeling twenty seven will top it. If I could tell my 26 year old self anything, it would be this….Get Ready. You’re about to go on one hell of a ride. 

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Miami, Fl circa June 19, 2013 (my 24th birthday)

8 thoughts on “This is Twenty-Seven 

  1. ashleestuart says:

    I am about to be twenty-seven in just a few weeks, and I am going through something really similar. I am making a pretty significant move, and have plans within two years to also be moving overseas. Congratulations, and I hope everything goes perfectly for you! Love your blog, by the way!

    Ashlee Liz

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    • lacasabloga says:

      Thank you Ashlee! I wish you the best of luck with your move. There is nothing more liberating than starting over in a new place so I am pretty pumped about it. Thank you so much for stopping by my page.

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  2. the drifter says:

    Happy birthday!! Thoughts I had while reading this: You look like Vanessa Hudgens, Your skirt in the second photo is so cute, and most importantly how nice it is to hear all of this!

    I turn 24 in about two weeks, so I feel like I’m still in that fresh naive stage. I feel like I can relate to what you are saying completely! I look forward to hearing about your overseas adventures! Good luck! Keep us posted!

    mallory |

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    • lacasabloga says:

      Thank you for the birthday wishes! And I am flattered-I love Vanessa Hudgens so that is a big compliment to me 🙂
      Yes, at that age there is still so much to learn everyday. We just arrived to Italy today and I feel like the beginning of the best years of my life are just beginning. There will be more on the blog about my travels-thank you so much for taking the time to read my post 🙂

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