On Turning 25

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It’s natural to feel a little reflective on your birthday. I remember when 25 seemed like such a faraway age. I thought by 25 I’d be all grown up, a real “adult.” I thought I would have figured out what I want to do and who I want to be for the rest of my life. Well, that’s not exactly true. I’ve learned over the years that the picture in your head doesn’t always match up to real life and that’s ok. Dreams and goals will change over time and (hopefully) things will slowly start to fall into place.

Today I’m thankful for the good things I have in my life: a family who loves and supports me, good friends who will send me hilarious emails about treggings or watch 10 episodes of Gilmore Girls in a row with me, a bedroom that’s my sanctuary, in an apartment in one of the best cities in the world. I’m also thankful for the little things: savoring a cafe au lait donut, the sunlight streaming through my window, this blogging hobby that I still love after four years, being able to get away with no tights in November, and a kitty who will leap up onto the couch and curl up sweetly in my lap.

Hello 25, it’s nice to meet you. I’m looking forward to seeing what you have in store.

  • SHE Jenmarie

    Our dreams and goals definitely change, as does our likes and dislikes and so many other things! I love how positively you look at life :) You certainly are blessed. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating!

    • Yes, we are constantly growing :) Thank you Jenmarie!

  • Happy Birthday! Hope your 25th year is the best one yet for you.

  • Happy Birthday girly, 25 was a fun age for enjoy it to the fullest.

    • Thank you Rachelle :)

  • Happy Birthday! Enjoy 25! I’m halfway through 28 and still trying to figure out what it is to be an adult. Maybe it’s one of those things you never know?
    At least you are never too old for a Gilmore marathon. Thank you netflix!

    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com

    • Thanks Lydia! Yeah, I wonder if I’ll ever really feel like an adult!

      That is so true. Thank you Netflix indeed! :)

  • Happy 25th birthday! I also thought that 25 seemed so elusive and very “adult” and that by this age I would have everything figured out too, but I’m now convinced that we never feel like adults, we only look like adults. Hope you have an awesome day! :)
    ~Sara

    • Thank you Sara! I did have a pretty good day :)

  • Happy Birthday!!!! Oh – your birthday doesn’t have to end after today. You have the whole month left to celebrate!

    Thy Bliss Calls

    • Thank you Adjoa! Apparently I still have some birthday mail coming, so that will be fun :D

  • Happy Birthday! Hope you had a lovely day and next time please show us a picture of your kitty :)

    • Thank you Kat! Haha, ok, will do (or I’ll post one on Insta soon)! :)

  • Happy birthday!! You and I are almost twins – I turn 25 on Saturday :) It’s definitely a milestone birthday that’s making me reflect a lot, and my thoughts match up quite precisely with yours. I hope you have a lovely time celebrating your quarter century, and keep enjoying and appreciating the (extra)ordinary things in life :)

    xoxo
    Isabella
    adventuresinhel.blogspot.fi

    • How cool- well Happy early Birthday to you! Thank you and I hope you have some fun birthday celebrations planned for yourself :)

  • Happy Birthday Nnenna! Hope you had a most amazing day and that the year will be even better! I had some crazy idea I’d be married when I was 25 and it turned out I was off by a few years.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • Thanks so much Rowena! :)

  • happy happy birthday!!

    • Thank you thank you Jane!

  • Hope your birthday was wonderful! I’ll soon be at 25 with you in March! I can’t believe how fast it sneaks up on us :)

    • Thank you Natalie! I did have a great time :)