This weekend I turn 25. I have a lot of thoughts and emotions about this age. I’m no longer in my early twenties, I’m a quarter of a century old which scares me a bit, and now (if I wasn’t already before it really feels like it now) I am officially an adult. I feel like 25 marks the time in life where it’s time to get your stuff together and start becoming more established.
When my parents were 25 they were married with their first kid on the way. I could not imagine having a kid right now. I barely can take care of myself and my dog! (I know a lot of people who are my age who are having children and I give them major props.) There’s just a lot of pressure that comes along with being 25 and entering this time in life. I feel like there’s this unspoken rule that we are supposed to become more established, know who we are and what we want in life.
I’ve been thinking a lot about turning 25 the past few months as the day gets closer and closer and here are a few of my thoughts:
- It’s ok to be a little scared/nervous about the future.
If I’m being honest, when I think about 25 it does scare me a little bit. I don’t know where I will be in the next year let alone the next 5, and for me that’s tough because I like to control things. Rather than be nervous or scared, I am trying to focus on all the possibilities that life could have for me. I could move wherever I want and apply for my dream job. I could meet some amazing people and experience the world in a whole new way. I can save up enough money to travel to my dream destinations. These are all things that my late 20’s could bring and although it can be scary, it can turn into the chance of a lifetime.
- It’s ok to not have everything together or be perfect.
Who says you have to be perfect once you turn 25? I definitely do not have life figured out just yet and am still taking it day by day. I feel like your 20’s are the time in life to figure out who you are, what you want to be and where you want life to take you. I’ve learned so much in the past 5 years and I can’t imagine where the next 5 are going to take me. I’ve had several heartbreaks, made some mistakes and picked myself back up and learned a ton about the person I want to be. I want 25 to be the year I love myself for everything I am and not let others determine my worth or value. I want 25 to be the year that I’m ok with not being “perfect” and it’s ok to not have everything all put together. And I want 25 to be the year that I can endlessly shower my family and friends with love and support because we all know this world could use some more love.
- This can be a fun time in life and I will make this year great.
So turning 25 is scary. BUT it is also a time in life that can be fun. I’ve talked to a lot of adults that say 25 was their favorite time in life. My goals for this year are to not let anything or anyone hold me back. I want to better myself, love people and travel the world and I believe 25 could bring just that.
So here’s to getting older and being 25 and fabulous!