I am 25 years old tomorrow and although I don’t deem this a big birthday I think it’s important to cherish each birthday and celebrate it with the people around you. Life is way too short and we are reminded of that everyday.
I was trying to think of an inspirational list of everything I’ve learnt leading up to 25 but I have not got life sussed out, and I’m pretty sure I never will. Guess what ? I am more than OK with that because that mean’s I’m going to continue to grow and evolve as a person.
I have been reading other people’s list/blogs of different things they have learnt by 25 and there’s one particular post that stuck with me.
- Do your thing. (Even if no one else is doing what you’re doing)
This is something I only started doing/became comfortable with late last year. Late last year every decision I made seemed to upset someone, if not everyone. People had an opinion on how I should be living my life. People assumed I could not make the right decision for ME. People tried to tell me how I should live my life. I finally realised that I didn’t give a f*** what anyone else thought and I am the happiest I have ever been.
2. Love your body
I am sure every girl out there has had someone give their unwanted opinion on your size. I am sure we have all looked at Instagram models and punished ourselves in the mirror for not looking a certain way. We have all cried over going up a size, fat rolls and the number on the scale. I am not quite there yet but with the help of my boyfriend I am realising that my body is and always has been perfect. I don’t need to be skinny to be perfect. I just need to treat my body with respect, move my body, fuel it with goodness and love the vehicle I was born in. This year I’m going to learn to celebrate my body and not fault it for the amazing work it does.
Here’s to 2 5 with many more mistakes to make and lessons to learn.
For the first time in a very long time I am excited about my year and excited about my future. I think true happiness comes when you unchain yourself from the bars around you.