A Quarter Century??? Almost.

That sounds so…. official.

Today is my last day as a 24-year-old.

Tomorrow I turn a quarter century old.

Can you say “major freak-out?”

I know that age is just a number, but I have this vision in my head of what 25 is supposed to look like… and it’s a lot more put together than my 24 and 364 days old self.

I feel like I am supposed to know what I want to be when I grow up…and should be doing that already! I also feel that I should know how to tame my cowlick, not spill things all over myself and know exactly what direction my life is heading in. But I don’t.  And frankly, all of those things freak me out, just a little. Okay, maybe a lot, depending on the day.

Everything happens for a reason…I know that. If I had followed a strict plan, I certainly would not be anywhere close to where I am today. I may be making more money, or living in a city somewhere, I may have a more expensive wardrobe to spill things all over…but I’d be miserable.  And stressed out. And did I mention miserable?

I have to admit, that although I’m uncertain where I’m headed at this point in time, I am ridiculously happy. I have a wonderful husband and great family and friends. I laugh every day and I’m healthy.

So, today I am going to take a deep (calming) breath and just relish the unknown. I’ll take comfort in the fact that, although I won’t ever be that well-put-together-25-year-old-who-knows-exactly-what’s-going-on-and-where-things-are-headed, that I’m still pretty okay. I’m a lot more interesting than that perfectly put together image. And the last (almost) 25 years have been very good to me. I’ll continue to count my blessings.

Here’s to 24 and 364 days old. And cowlicks.

Do you have a big birthday coming up? Do certain years freak you out more than others?

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4 Comments on “A Quarter Century??? Almost.”

  1. Elizabeth Dukette says:

    I freak out every year because it takes me 364 days to remember that I’m 25 and not 24. I think 29 will be rough. I may repeat that birthday a few times.

  2. Vanessa says:

    I agree with Liz… Def will repeat B-days…I did the total freak out thing too…in fact I think I’m still doing that. What will we be when we all grow up…I agree life takes werid twist and turns and I’m glad that your twist and turns have lead you to where you are today. Stay happy and healthy always!… oh and keep pushing me to run ill get there…someday 😉

  3. […] made peace with turning 25. Sort […]

  4. Reblogged this on Noelle's Notebook and commented:

    In honor of turning 26 tomorrow, I decided to repost my thoughts from exactly a year ago. Has much changed? Yes and no. I still have a cowlick, I just have shorter hair. I still spill things all over myself… but I’m closer to figuring out exactly what my purpose is. I mess things up from time to time, but I am still ridiculously happy and healthy. Cheers!


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