Can you believe it’s already August?! This summer is flyingggg by so quickly! August is my favorite month because my mom, sister and I were all born in August – so it’s usually always a fun month celebrating each of us! My birthday this year is a big one – I’m turning 25! I’m excited but I have to admit, feeling slightly panicked.
When I was younger, I didn’t picture myself at 24 being where I’m at. For some reason, 24 seemed so old and I thought I’d have my life together way more than I do. So the fact that I’m turning 25 in a few weeks is scaring me. I’m not sure if it’s because it feels like my youth is slipping away from me and I feel like I didn’t take advantage of it, or if it’s because I didn’t spend the last few years focusing on what I truly want out of life and going after it.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not completely unhappy with my life and I know that I have plenty of time ahead of me to accomplish what I want to. I just thought I’d be doing a bit more at this point and have a clearer path of where I’m headed. Lately I’ve been doing some soul-searching, goal setting, and trying to determine what I want my life to be. I don’t have all the answers, but I’m definitely closer than I use to be.
I’m dedicating my 25th birthday to taking this year to do everything that I can to make myself happy with who I am and where I’m at in life. I’ve put together goals and an action plan to how I’m going to achieve them and I’m excited to start actively going after what I want. I’ve done a lot of talking, now I’m ready to start doing.
Yesterday I took the day to go through this book I bought a few months ago called, “Where will you be in five years from today?”. This book is full of inspirational quotes, questions to get yourself thinking about what’s really important to you, and it helps to identify the things you want to get out of the next few years of your life.
I really enjoyed going through this book and filling out the questions and I’d recommend it to anyone. Now that I’ll be 25, it’s helping me identify what I want and put together a plan on how to use the next 5 years to get there.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to continue doing as much as I can to get myself in a better place mentally so that I am clearer on what I want out of life. I think this is something everyone should do – no matter what age you are – and because I’m dedicating my 25th year to doing everything I can to get myself to a better place, I’m becoming less panicked about turning 25 and more excited for everything the future holds.
I’m going to document this journey so that I can look back on this time in my life as a period of growth and also so I can share this journey with anyone else who may be experiencing something similar. I’m anxious and excited for this next chapter in my life and I’d love to hear from anyone who has gone through or is going through something similar!