Today is my official 25th birthday and I am so excited to be writing this blog post today because I just feel like you’re 25th is such an important birthday when you officially hit that quarter-life mark. But also, cue the quarter life crisis, am I right? And this brings me into today’s post. I wanted to sort of “word dump” in today’s post and share my true thoughts on my turning 25 and how it affects my life going forward and thinking of the future.
25, I can’t even believe it. I have to say, if there’s one thing I wish my younger self knew, it’s that time literally flies, especially when you’re an adult. I think I’ve officially passed the phase of “adulting” and am now just “adult” lol.
Your 20s are such an awkward time. You’re young and still in school figuring out your life, moving out on your own and entering the working world, figuring out how to adult, having fun but also working insanely hard, traveling a lot, trying new things, and so much more. Now that I have hit that quarter-life mark, I can’t help but think of all the things I’ve done in my 20s so far, and all the things I’d still like to do before turning 30. Rather than letting the quarter life crisis sink in and dwell on things I would have liked to do, I’m instead manifesting those things for the next 5+ years.
As most of you know, I am a Pacific Northwest girl born and raised. I’ve lived in the PNW my whole life, and while there is so much to love about it, I would love the opportunity to live somewhere else and experience something new. While the thought occasionally enters my mind that I’ve been in the same surrounding for so long and how I feel like that has in a way held me back from living my life to the fullest and where I know I’m truly meant to be, I know everything happens for a reason and it will happen when the time is right. Living out of state has been a dream of mine ever since I was an early teenager and is something I am manifesting for the next few years. I feel like your 20s especially is really the time to do that and I have spent the past few years doing everything I can to make that dream possible in the years to come. In the meantime, I am forever grateful for the beautiful state I live in and being so close to all my family. And of course try to travel as much as I can to see and experience new things!
In the past 5 years, I have met the love of my life, started and grown a blog – turned side business, worked part-time jobs and internships, graduated college, entered the full-time working world, traveled a lot, worked insanely hard to start saving for my future and afford my lifestyle, got a dog with my boyfriend and moved out of my childhood home into our first real apartment, embraced who I am, met so many new people, stepped out of my comfort zone and have grown so much as a person from it, and so much more. And those are all things that make turning 25 not so bad at all. I have so many things to be excited about in the years to come and am taking today to really recognize that and start manifesting my dreams. In many ways, I feel like I’m really just getting started!
In the grand scheme of things, I am still so young and have so much time ahead of me to do the things I want to do.
I am looking forward to future travels, adventures and new opportunities, self-growth and becoming the best version of myself, furthering my career, and maybe even starting another side business.
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