Good morning world! Today I am officially twenty-five. Twenty-four was very good to me. Although I didn’t experience many gigantic life changes, I feel that the relative stability helped me to grow in maturity. At twenty-five I certainly don’t have it all together but I feel more confident in my own skin than I ever have.
At twenty four I was very good at the following: keeping in touch with friends, making color coded to-do lists, finding time to read even when life felt chaotic, cartwheeling, running & twirling in pretty dresses, I was a pretty solid girlfriend, a loyal friend and quite studios when I chose to be. I was great at expressing and analyzing emotion, I almost always got eight (or more) hours of sleep and pretty much never said “no” to vegetables. I was perpetually early to my job, all of my appointments and even for coffee dates.
At twenty four I was not the best when it comes to: prioritizing my bills over new shoes, making new friends, taking a deep breath when I was worked up, or keeping in touch with my family. I was overly anxious about meeting new people, attending big social gatherings and cancelling plans. I drank far too much coffee, never stayed on top of laundry and had an irrational fear of walking to my car in the dark.
At twenty four I really loved: chocolate covered almonds, audiobooks and all things fashion related. I embraced choker necklaces, lace up tops and bell sleeves. I longed to travel Europe and felt like I was living in a fairytale when I got to visit Paris.
At twenty five I aspire to: wake up earlier to make time for morning rituals, drink more tea and a tad bit less coffee, be a good friend without being a doormat, revive my personal finances, and to be more observant while living in the moment.
I conquered my cold just enough to slip out and shop for a new “first day of work” outfit yesterday. I am ready for a day filled with new faces and learning at my new office. I’m hoping to head out to a romantic dinner with Jordan tonight for an intimate celebration. Jordan isn’t really into birthdays so I’m hoping he can fake a little enthusiasm for me.
Have a wonderful Tuesday! Blowing you all the birthday kisses <3
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