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How I Feel About My 25th Birthday

This past Friday, May 27, was my 25th birthday. I was so excited but so disappointed at the same time. Your birthday should be a time to celebrate but I was worrying about whether or not I was where I should be in life at this age.

I was incredibly excited for my 25th but the closer I got to it, the more I began to wonder about it. So many people I went to high school with are doing so much better than me at this age and I felt like I was doing something wrong. They’re all off with their degrees, married, buying homes and even having children. But here I was struggling to keep my head above water and wondering if I’d ever get to the point that they’re all at.

In the days leading up to my big day, I could feel myself getting less and less excited about it. Honestly, I mean what did I have to be excited about? Seriously, I wasn’t doing anything major in my life but then I realized something. I realized that it’s okay that I wasn’t doing the same things that they were. I’m content with the life I’m living and I’m proud of how far I’ve come at this age.

While I might not be married, have children or even have a degree, I’ll get there. I’m working towards my degree, I’ve got a good head on my shoulders and the best support system out there. Please don’t let other people’s milestones and accomplishments make you feel as though what you’re doing isn’t enough. It’s more than enough. I’ll be enjoying 25 and working on all the goals I haven’t met yet.

Check out Buzzfeed’s article 55 Pieces Of Advice All People Wish They Had Heard At 25 for a few tips!

Read Kailey’s post Thoughts On My Upcoming 25th Birthday here on TurningPointCT.org!

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