Today is my 25th birthday. I've been thinking a lot about it lately because it seems like a big deal. And I've been trying to figure out why it seems like such a big deal. Probably because I can no longer say that I'm in my early twenties. And maybe because I don't feel 25.
Each year we get older, whether we want to or not. Our twenties are a time to figure out what we want to do with the rest of our lives. A time when we have to start being "adults," but still have a little wiggle room to do as we please. I guess its a little scary to think that I'm halfway through this decade and I don't quite know what I have to show for it.
But then I remember, I have a good job, a great church home, and I've met some of the best friends I've ever had. I found a hobby I really enjoy (this blog), and I know myself better now than I have before. And most of all, I have a God who loves me and is always looking out for me. He has great plans for my future, greater than I could ever imagine.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is, as I get older I've realized how important it is to focus on the positives rather than comparing yourself to where you thought you would be, what you thought you'd be doing, etc. There's still time to fulfill those dreams you haven't yet accomplished, or do the things you wished you'd done. Cut yourself a little slack, remember what got you to where you are today, and keep living your life to the fullest.