I hope you are well and enjoying the summer.
The last month or so we have had a mini series on the blog leading up to my birthday. From what I have learnt up until 24 to the advice others would give anyone turning 25. Whilst these were so much fun to write and get involved in, I thought it would only be right to end this series on a post on my birthday. It is official I am 25!
Time to put the advice from others in to practice.
I am now 25:
It feels weird write that I am 25, especially after the last few posts.
It is safe to say that I am not exactly where I thought I would be, I mean I am almost certain that if you looked through old journals, and spoke to ex best friends, we are a little behind that five year plan.
I am telling you this because for the first time in what feels like forever. I am actually okay. In fact more than okay with the five-year plan not working out how I thought it would. It has allowed for the creation of some amazing memories.
I am grateful for:
There are so so many things I could write and list out here, but the thing is I would feel bad if I missed anything out. So I am only going to list a couple and add to this that I am incredibly grateful for all those things and people that just make me feel a little more lucky.
One of the things I have to be the most grateful for is my friends. From those who have stuck by me since we were 15 (although we don’t speak daily), to those who I met at college, to those who literally changed my life at university and showed me nothing but unconditional support. (For those of you that became family, the love I have for you is something I will never be able to put into words.) To my darlings that made Brighton feel a whole other kind of special. And of course my Daisy without you the last year would have felt all kinds of weird and wrong. In short I love you all more than I can ever explain.
Then there is my family. This one I have no idea how to explain enough how grateful I am for them.
Today I am even more grateful to my family and especially my Nan, it feels weird not making the joke about celebrating our birthdays because they are so close together, it is the first birthday without you and it seems like the perfect time to be especially grateful for the memories.
And finally I am grateful for experiences. I just spent the last almost week with one of my best friends, two days in a row watching Harry (I am sure, you have seen the posts). It is safe to say it was everything I could have wished for and more.
I am looking forward to:
Busted and 5SOS in concert.
Exploring some new places and meeting new people.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?