Today I am 24 years old. To be honest, I thought I would feel older by now. Like a grown up. I’m married, I pay bills, and I have work, but I still feel like I’m impersonating an adult sometimes. Does anyone else feel like that?
When I think about 23, I don’t think that I’ll remember it as the best year ever. There were some great things about it, but there was also a lot of stress and growing that happened. It was a good year, but it was kind of a hard one.
I have some ideas about how I’d like 24 to go. Not goals exactly, but some things I’d like to accomplish or improve on. For me.
Rediscover my confidence. For as long as I can remember, being confident was an innate part of who I was. Over the last five years or so that’s become less and less true. I’m done with that.
Own my accomplishments. I am completely uncomfortable acknowledging my strengths in verbal conversation. That might sound like something cheesy you’d say in an interview, but it’s actually a really bad quality. Is this the path that I envisioned for myself? No. Do I have doubts? Of course. That doesn’t make what I’ve achieved and what I do any less cool. I need to learn to be my own biggest advocate.
Be more in touch with my friends, but stop worrying about friendships. I put a lot of pressure on myself to keep in touch but don’t do much about it. But experience will tell you that everything will be okay, and the real deal with always be there.
Fall back in love with exercise. For how it will make me feel, not how it will make me look.
Spend more time alone and unplugged. This has always been where I thrive. This is where the magic happens.
Revel in this season of my life. It is fleeting. I might not have enough money to fill my wardrobe with expensive clothes, and my apartment might not be worthy of publication. But that’s okay- it’s just part of this season of my life. The next season will likely not allow for leisurely lunch breaks with Brian in front of the TV or going out with your friends on a Wednesday. Treasure those freedoms.
Explore more. Plan less. Just because you weren’t planning on driving somewhere today, doesn’t mean you can’t hop in the car and go somewhere new.
I’m probably going to be taking it easy on the work/blogging/social media today in an effort to get a head start on this list. Don’t forget that today is the last day to enter the giveaway!