Holy shit I am 26. No longer in my early 20’s, no longer allowed to say “Oh I am just young, I didn’t know.” When do you officially grow up? When is it not ok to know something?

It’s funny, because I remember being a very little me and struggling to look over my bathroom counter at my reflection in the mirror, thinking to myself “I wonder what I am going to be like when I am 16” and then being that defiant, angry and insatiably curious 16 year old thinking, “Hmmm, this is so not what I thought 16 was going to feel like, maybe it will all make sense at 21.”

But alas, at 21 I put off self-realization for another 4 years, thinking that 25 was the magic number. Now I am at 26 and I must say that I do believe this whole “magic number of enlightenment and calm” is all a total lie and hoax that I have convinced myself to believe to make everything seem a little more calm and controlled.

I am 26, I love to act, I am getting wrinkles on my forehead, my arms are still not as toned as I would like and I have a small pot belly. I love movies, plays, music, and art and I love to eat ice cream out of the carton.

My mom still has the best smell in the world, and cross legged on the ground is the most comfortable way to eat at a picnic. All things I thought I would “grow out of” when I hit that magical number. Thank god it doesn’t exist!

I love to play and fuck up and be all over the place.
I love feeling forever suprised by my life.
I will always want to learn new things and I will always be afraid of what I don’t know.

So here is to another spin around the sun.
I think it is going to be a good year my friends, a very good year.photo-5.jpgphoto-1.jpgphoto-2.jpgphoto-3.jpgphoto-4.jpg

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  • George

    on July 30, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Happy birthday.

  • Tiffani

    on July 30, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Happy Birthday dear! Hope you have lots of fun on your special day! Any advice for an up and coming 25 year old? *sighz* Quarterlife…here I come…in another 3 months. =P

  • Mauro

    on July 30, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Have a happy birthday my dear,you are the thing more sweet I ever see.
    Saludos de México city;
    Mau.

  • Daisy

    on July 30, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Happy belated 26th b-day Allison! Here is a little song for you.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALLISON. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

    I hope you had a great birthday with all your friends and family. I sometimes wonder how I will feel when I get to a certain age. I will be turning 21 and I still don’t feel like I’m my age. I mean I act my age and all but I still like to act silly at times. I don’t think you should act a certain way when you reach a certain age. Sure when your an adult you should take care of your responsibilites and things like that but it doesn’t mean that can you can’t act stupid and have fun. I think age is just a number and it all depends on how you feel:).

  • Haley Keith

    on July 30, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    I’m 17, i know pretty young. But sometimes i feel like i’m 17 in a 25 year olds body. All of the worries that we have in today’s time, i’m just finding it harder and harder to keep up! I wish everyone and thing would slow down. Embrace the beautiful world around us and connect on some level with it and who we want to be or become. I think that we’re all looking for that age where we will become totally happy and humble but i dont think it’s going to reach us at one at particular age. I think that every age is a memorible age and every age we reach, we learn much more about ourselves and about this life, world, and why ,maybe, that God put us here. When i say “us” i mean each one of us as individuals. because we are so individually existential. Each of us beautiful in our own ways. At every age.!!

    So happy birthday!
    26 is still young so feel free to mess up and goof around!
    Warmly,
    Haley

  • SmallvilleRulz

    on July 31, 2008 at 12:39 am

    now what to say to that…..im scared…..i think ill stick to smallville….well good luck with ur kiddie aspects not so much wit the swarin but anyways everyones sayin it so i might as well to happy birthday

    SMALLVILLE ROX!!!!
    from a smallville fan

  • antonello

    on July 31, 2008 at 2:17 am

    ciao Allison , auguroni di compleanno ( anche se con 2 giorni di ritardo) un saluto dall’ italia ciaoooo

  • antonello

    on July 31, 2008 at 2:19 am

    ciao Allison , auguroni di compleanno ( anche se con 2 giorni di ritardo) un saluto dall’ italia sei fantastica ciaoooo

    p.s. 25 , 26 rimani sempre bellissima

  • Ivy

    on July 31, 2008 at 2:52 am

    Happy Birthday Allison!
    ..I sincerely wish you more happiness & love!
    26 isn’t too bad,eh? Funny, evrytime you add a number to your age you suddenly feel like “mature” and or “responsible” What does it really mean?? I’m 36 and I still run around in the rain, gets excited with parties, splash on puddles (ofcourse when no one’s watching! Don’t want to be mistaken for being a looney!) It’s not a crime to embrace life and celebrate it the way you want to…if it is a crime…then ARREST ME!!!
    Take care, and I wish you more success!!!

  • rest

    on July 31, 2008 at 2:54 am

    happy bd allison.i’m impatient to see you in the season 8. kiss from france

  • Ongston

    on July 31, 2008 at 5:10 am

    Happy belated birthday!!!!
    I wish all the best for you xxxx
    Best regard.
    – Ong (^o^)

  • nat

    on July 31, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Hi Allison!
    Happy Birthday!

    Wow, I haven’t written in here for such a long time! I missed this 😀

    I know what you’re talking about, I too have idealized those magical numbers of age pretty much my whole life. I even remember being four and wondering what it would be like being five simply because I would be a hand-full of years-old. Somehow it seemed important to me, go figure…

    Anyway, I turned 20 recently and I was really upset because I wouldn’t be a teen anymore, can you believe it? Now, not much time having passed, I know it’s not the numbers that count, it’s your personality. The way you see yourself is directly related to the way you live your life.

    Good luck to you in this new spin aroun the Sun! 😀

  • Robin

    on July 31, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Allison,

    Wishing you a very happy (belated) Birthday,

    Here’s to many super, years ahead, I hope all your wishes come true!

    Keep on having fun!!!

    Robin

  • Fatma

    on July 31, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Hey Allison
    Happy Belated Birthday
    Hope ur special day was filled with love and laughter and i wish u a lifetime of happiness and success.
    Man who cares what age u are, keep having fun, be urself, age shouldn’t define a person its just a number.
    Ur awesome!!!

    Best Wishes

  • Serena

    on August 1, 2008 at 5:28 am

    Hi Allison. I just want to say…
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

    I am Italian and I wish you the best wishes also from the forum “Smallville Italia” that loves you so much! Please sorry for my bad English.

    In Italy we say this…BUON COMPLEANNO ALLISON!

    With love,
    Serena

  • Antonio

    on August 1, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Happy Birthday Allison.
    I’m Mexican.
    I wish you the best days and more years.
    I speak Spanish but I see you on TV, Smallville.
    I admire your participation, I think you are my platonic love ;).
    Jeje.
    Well Bye. And ” Feliz Cumpleaños que cumplas muchos más”
    and, I’m sorry for my bad english.
    LOVE
    Rosendo Antonio

  • Hellen

    on August 1, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Happy Birthday Alli…I hope you get all the good things in the world!!!! ^^

  • Rebecca B.

    on August 4, 2008 at 11:26 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLY!!!! I KNOW, I’M LATE, BUT I WAS OUT IN THESE DAYS…SO HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!!
    KISSES FROM VERONA… 😀

  • Fernando

    on August 5, 2008 at 7:34 am

    Oh how can I be so stupid. I forgot it, please forgive me. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love you and I love your work as an actress…the best!!

    See ya!

  • Jackie

    on August 5, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    OMG!
    Happy Birthtday Allison!!!
    Ha! I luv the pictures!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Nathan

    on August 5, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Thank You, Allison. I had exactly the same feeling when i hit 26 a handful of months ago. I was like “Holy Shit I’m 26!!” and others where like “so??” but this whole midlife crisis thing was meant to happen at 40… Right then I was feeling so ripped off in a multitude of ways. First of all where had the year between 18 and 26 GONE? But also Hey I’m getting this whole maudlin experience of wondering where my life has gone at 26… I’m getting it 14 yrs to early so much for time to enjoy the folly and exuberance of youth. The universe is so rude sometimes! Oh well maybe its just another step to self realization, lets just hope the self that I “realize” is one that I like!

    Anyway ponderings aside,
    Happy Birthday Allison and may your next 26 years be way better despite the wrinkles to come. Hey it gets us all… So you may as well enjoy the ride.

  • C.J

    on August 10, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Sweet nibblets! I missed wishing you a happy birthday. >.< Well, Happy Belated Birthday by about two weeks. I hope you had an amazing one & the year is full of wonderful surprises and new adventures! =D

  • James Powell jr

    on August 10, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    i know i am late but its better late then never right lol happy past brithday awhile ago yea cant fined the right words so ill just say happy brithday

  • Iunia

    on September 24, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Me and my family wish you a sweet “Happy Birthday” >:D< :*:*:*:* We Love You so much :X 🙂 I’m from Romania!!!!!

  • Iunia

    on September 24, 2008 at 1:34 am

    Keep in toch …. I hope 🙂

    Take care of you >:D<

  • Iunia

    on September 24, 2008 at 1:37 am

    I wait to see “Smallvile Season 8” ….. I see all of them … you play so great ….

  • Kurt

    on April 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I so get what you’re talking about, (it’s never too late to reply though, right?) and when I was younger I always thought that I would just grow up and know what I want to do and where I want to be and even who I was going to marry by the age of 18 (very sheltered childhood).

    But my 18th is just around the corner (well depends on your definition of ‘around the corner’ but in the grand scale of things, a few months isn’t that long), and I feel like I’m more lost than when I started, life always seems to get more complicated as we got older, not simpler and now that I’m close to my ‘magic number’ I am also so glad it doesn’t exist.

    I’m just starting to realise (we rarely use ‘z’ in Australia) that this experience of growing up is one to enjoy and when my outlooks and ideals alter as my age climbs higher, I tend to smile at where I was. Does that make sense? I dunno.

    Point is, that ultimately I’m so glad that there’s no number that I automatically straighten up and fly straight because I love the journey that I am on.

    Thanks for helping me realise that
    😉

  • Japheth Naidoo

    on July 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Hi there,
    I hope you had a lovely Birthday. Yes i know time doe fly and before we know it we are like eish? Thank you fro the Great acting in Smallville. I like your charater and how you protrayed it. Anyways i quick Hi and May God richly bless you on this day (Sorry im late lol) and may you see many many more to come. My Mentor once said the best thing youcan give a person is a simple God Bless you. Just like how they say the best things in Life are Free – Well thats true. Tata and Chio.
    Pictures are crazy and yet so cool 🙂
    J

  • Zach Arias

    on April 1, 2016 at 9:09 am

    it is really something how we grow . there is always the next surprise which has yet to come