The moment she accepted herself as she was, her eyes opened to all she could be. – Dean Jackson
Turning 25 freaked me out. Why? Because no one considers you much of a kid anymore and the world expects so much more of you. Plus, your decisions are more impactful and can literally shape the rest of your life.
After all that fretting, I ended up having the most amazing birthday. I was shown so much love that I could honestly say thank you forever and it would never feel like enough.
I took some time to reflect and realized that I’ve learned a lot this past quarter century. And so, I wanted to pass on a little wisdom of my own on. Here are 5 of the life lessons I’ve learned along the way to becoming an adult.
Growing up is scary but you have to put yourself out there in order to grow and move forward. Don’t let your fear of making a mistake or failing stop you from trying new things, taking chances, and living the life you dream about. That being said…
There will never be a point in your life when you’re finally “there”. This journey we’re on is in constant motion, there is always another goal, another thought, another something. Don’t wait to be skinner before you buy that dress, don’t wait to be rich before you set out to live your life, don’t wait to be “there” or you’ll spend your whole life waiting. Now is the time to live.
Being able to share your triumphs, new experiences, and heart with someone will multiply your level of happiness times a million. Fall in love, spend time with family, laugh with your best friend. We are meant to build bonds & healthy relationships so forget your tough guy lone ranger shtick. Make & maintain meaningful connections.
It’ll all work out in the end, if you let it. I know, that sounds overly naïve and optimistic. But it’s true. I think we often doubt this fact because our ideas of where and who we’re supposed are so narrow and finite. We must be open-minded, have faith, and trust in divine timing.
This one lifetime is all we get and there are no do-overs. So make the most of yourself! Use everything you’ve been blessed with & push your limits. It’d be truly unfortunate to make it to the end of your days having never fully explored the depth of your own talents and capabilities.
Tuesdays are typically inspiration and happy thought days around here but this week has left me in need of an extra dose. I’ve been super wrapped up in a particular thought, what I’m I going to do with my life?!?!
The quote above reminded me that life is a continual journey. We have to keep pushing forward in order to discover more about ourselves and our calling in life. Honestly, I wish it was simpler. I wish someone would hand me a roadmap and I would know that all I had to do was follow it. But that’s not what life is about.
I also found a little peace after reading an article on Psychology Today’s website. Now this isn’t going instantly solve your problems either but it’s a nice reminder of …the bigger picture. ARTICLE LINK
How are you doing when it comes to choosing a career? Feeling confident in your decisions thus far? Or are you debating switching majors or heading back to school to pursue something else? Let me know in the comments!