Tuesday, August 27, 2013

On Turning 25...



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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.


24 comments:

  1. HAPPYYYY BIRTHDAYYYY!! I hope you have an incredible day, and may I just say, looks- and personality-wise, I don't think you have to fear being considered "older" now in any way ;)
    Hope your day is filled with cake and presents and hugs and hunky men! <3

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  2. Happy Birthday! (Watch out for the quarter life crisis)


    xo,
    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  3. Happy Birthday, Katie! Those are some great thoughts on growing up. It is scary. I have found myself thinking a lot about it lately. Your words comfort me so thanks! And I hope your special day is wonderful!

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  4. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!! Getting older is totally about your mind set and how you look at things. Focusing on the positives is definitely the way to go.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  5. Happy Birthday!! :)

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  6. Hope you have an awesome birthday!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Have an amazing day!

    XO,

    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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  8. Great post, doll.
    Turning 25 is a big deal- a milestone! Love how you reflect on where you are, and where you're headed. :)


    PS- you won the Just SVARA + LSR giveaway! Congrats! There's a bit of a birthday prezzie for you, ha! The girls at Just SVARA should be in touch with you soon to send you the box of goodies!


    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  9. Thanks Ashley! I'm so excited I won :) A great bday present!

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  10. Thank you Erin!

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  11. Thank you Terri!

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  12. Thanks Rachel!

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  13. Thank you Grace!

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  14. Thanks Megan!

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  15. Thank you Agi!

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  16. Thank you so much Charlene! Glad my words could help :) Hope you are doing well!

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  17. Thanks Tiffany! Haha...I'm pretty sure my quarter life crisis has already begun :)

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  18. Haha thanks Johanna! I keep joking that I'm a quarter of a century old, but really I still feel 21!

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  19. Love this post. Have a fabulous 25th, and Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

    xo-Brittney
    http://thedivinediabetic.blogspot.com/

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  20. Thank you so much, Brittney!

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  21. Happy (belated) Birthday, Katie! I hope you had an amazing day. I know exactly how you feel about 25...I'll be joining you in a month. To me it looks like you've done a great job thus far. Cheers to 25 more years of success and happiness (plus another 50)! :)
    -April

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  22. Thank you so much April! You are so sweet :)

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Thanks for your sweet comments!