I have always wondered who I was going to be when I “grew up”. Hopefully I am not considered grown up at the ripe age of 25.5.
If this Christmas is any sign of what I will be like as a grown up, I might be slightly worried. I might be destined to be a crazy cat lady.
Although I made my Christmas list, and I even checked it twice…this Christmas had an underlying theme.
1. Cat Hat. My parents told me I looked like an evil black cat. I wore the beanie to work, and one woman asked, “are there those ears on your head?” I replied yes. She responded, “what an excellent idea for my 5 year old niece!”
2. Leopard. My sister got me some sweet subtle leopard print gold sheet earrings. They are like wings, that evoke a feline spirit. I just noticed that looking at the picture.
3. A “Cat’s Meow” Travel mug.
With these gifts, I might turn into a crazy cat lady.
However, to top off the Christmas, I did get shoes. 4 pairs. A girl cannot have too many shoes. Boots? Check. Heels? Check. Fuzzy flip flops? Check. Sneakers? Check. Non fuzzy flip flops? Check. I now will be able to travel around the world with confidence knowing that I have the right shoe for every occasion.
What does this have to do with bike racing? Not much. But at least I live a happy, balanced life. I was able to ride with my sister and dad while I was home. Not many people can do that. This Christmas was indeed one of the best with my family. I am so blessed to have such a close family.
Who knows who I will be when I grow up, but with the love and support of those around me, I am not worried. God always has a plan.