It is time to share my wisdom with the world once more.
As of last week, I am OFFICIALLY twenty-five years old, and thus have lived for a quarter of a century. Granted, I can’t remember all of those years, but I can say for certain that I have grown SO MUCH throughout them.
My goal for the Next 25 is to remember all of them, and still grow just as much; which is a huge challenge if you think about all the times my paradigms have been shattered. Every year, to be sure, I came across some seemingly insurmountable problem, and gotten past it (whether I solved the problem or simply shut it out until I could put it behind me!)
I’ve gone through all the typical life events such as surviving: open-heart surgery immediately after birth; elementary school playground wars and gymnastics drama; middle school pressures and (late) puberty; boyfriends and girl friends; high school history classes and sports games; University dorm life and studio life (and really no life); parental divorce and re-marriages; post-college real-world anxiety and resume updates for job searches… And finally, here I am a REAL, live Adult, having lived on my own and had a full-time job and everything!
If I think back to the Adolescent Me, and her expectations of 25yr-old Me, I’m actually pretty pleased. I think I had hoped I would travel more than I have, but my overall view was of a Girl-nay, a woman! (haha) with a purpose, who had her sh** together, and breezed through life with confident elegance. Back then I had no concrete ideas about the exact job I would have, what place I would live, or the kind of friends I would surround myself with, but I had plenty of high hopes for a genuinely happy, charitable, and even exciting (yet stable) life for myself!
And now, I would be pleased to go back in time to visit this insecure, awkward, introverted girl, and tell me—I mean her—that I made it! My life is great! I have hit the mark: not old to enough to be perfect, but just perfect enough to be this old! I know who I am, and I where I am, and even have a better idea of where I’m headed. Even 21yr-old Me would be relieved to know I’m not doomed to spend a life of indecision and uncertainty.
I’m sure this younger Past Me would beg me to let her skip ahead to the good times, and if I could figure out how to skip over a few of those ridiculous mistakes and get straight to the Cool, Confident Me that much quicker, believe me, I would!! But I suppose I’ve learned what I can from them, and the next best thing I can do is be on the lookout for how to avoid Other BIG life mistakes, and learn from others’ faux pas if possible.
So in keeping with my goal to remember everything, and grow from it, and in order to continue my streak of being a Proper Adult, I will launch myself once more into the world of blogging. I will share my previously-gathered Life Wisdom, as well as documenting and sharing my next life chapter of the 25-50 category! (eek I’m getting a little ahead of myself!)
Please stay tuned for more details of my life, and blog theme! (And if you guessed “plants” “knitting” or “knitting plants” you’re on the right track…! 4 for you Glen Coco!)
PS - Not sure how it got disabled, but Commenting is back open. So, I’m telling you, and I mean it, goshdarnit, I WANT TO HEAR YOUR OPINIONS! pretty please with a cherry on top? :)