On Turning 27

My 27th birthday is tomorrow. If you know me, you know that I love birthdays and make a huge deal about mine every year. But this year is different. To be honest, I haven’t given my birthday much thought – in fact, I completely forgot about it until last week, when Mr. Jelly brought it up. “Oh, that. I almost forgot about that,” was my response. Oh, the things studying for the Bar exam will do to you! I’m really looking forward to getting my life back (and starting to blog again!) in only a few short days.

Anyway, now that I think about it—27 is a weird and special birthday for me. For starters, ever since I was little I always imagined that I would get married at age 27. Somehow, it just seemed like a nice age to get married. And although I was technically married at 26, it’s pretty cool that my lifelong prediction of marriage at 27—or at least the wedding at 27—is coming true.

Another thought that keeps going through my head is how at age 27, Mama Jelly had already been married for 6 years, had already had her first child, and had me on the way.

Sure, it was a different time, but I can’t imagine having a child right now. I have so much respect for her!

I think what it comes down to is until now, I haven’t really felt like an adult. In a way, 27 marks the beginning of adulthood for me: I graduated law school, am taking the Bar exam, and am marrying the love of my life and embarking on a new career. Things are falling into place.


A wee lil’ jellyfish.

Did you have an “ideal marriage age” in mind growing up? Did reality match up with your expectations? When did you start feeling like a real adult?


Mrs. Jellyfish

Pleasanton, CA
Wedding Date:
September 2010
Two Become Wine”“I mean ONE.

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    MrsSl82be 9010 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:39 pm

    At the age I got married, my mom was already married and had my brother, and was almost ready to have me. Scary to think about it that way, cuz I am no where near ready to have kids! I never had an ideal age to get married, when I was younger I thought I would be early 20s, then as I got older I thought I would be in my 30s or else not get married at all. I got married at 25, 2 months shy of my 26th birthday

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    xoxokristin 541 posts, Busy bee @ 8:56 pm

    Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

    I never thought about when I’d be married, just when I’d have babies. I have no idea when I’ll be an adult, I hope some day soon! (I’m 24!)

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    miss bloom 345 posts, Helper bee @ 9:11 pm

    Happy birthday! Looking forward to seeing you back and blogging more

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    clarebee 2766 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:42 pm

    Happy birthday! My ideal marriage age was 27 as well and I am getting married 1 month before my 24th birthday. I never thought Id get married this young but it was just the right time!

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    Merry02 346 posts, Helper bee @ 1:01 am

    Happy birthday! I really didn’t think I’d be married until my early 30’s, but at 22 I started dating the man I knew I’d marry. We got married last month, two months shy of my 27th birthday. It’s funny how things work out!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:34 pm

    Happy Birthday! I never had an ideal age for marriage, but I am happy to be getting married at 25.

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    sapphiresun 9092 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:49 pm

    I always said I wouldn’t get married until I was 26. It was just how the math worked out for me to finish a degree, and work a bit. I got married 2 months before my 27th birthday.

    My mom got married at 19, had me at 21 and my sister at 24. Crazy to think that I would be married and have a child in kindergarten and a two year old if I were her.

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    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 4:54 pm

    I didn’t want to ruin the perfection of having 27 comments on your Turning 27 post, but I just had to wish you a belated birthday 🙂

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