To all my birthday twins, Happy birthday! may this year be ever prosperous for you!
Today is my 25th birthday.
It's crazy to not only say it out loud but feel it throughout my senses that I'm a quarter century old.
This morning I woke up with a lot of self-doubt. Wondering if I was on the right path and in all honestly, thinking what I was doing with my life. I literally thought to myself, "what am I doing, where am I going? I have nothing to show for my age, I'm still finishing my second degree, I have no boyfriend, definitely no plans of marriage in my new future... what am I doing?"
Those thoughts truthfully brought tears into my eyes, luckily for me I was getting dressed to get my hair done, so I was more focused on the clock than on myself.
All my life I thought and was told by outsiders that my life would start when I finished my eduction. Which truthfully made sense. Finish school, start a career, find someone to date who is career and goal oriented, get married and BOOM your life starts...
While at the salon, and God bless my hair stylist for putting up with my mini crisis and my indecisiveness on what to actually do with my hair, if I should get darker highlights or get an all over base color. I mentioned to her, "do you remember what you were doing 10 years go?"
We had a conversation about that for a few minutes and I realized that 10 years ago I was 15, I had the world at my feet and at my disposal. Anything I wanted was within reach.. and still is 10 years later!
I had that wrong frame of mind for many year, that my life would come when I graduated and moved on from college but thats not true!! If I knew only 5 years ago what I know today, I'd be completely different. Maybe even doing things I never would have imagined doing, instead of being in a little humdrum college town.
Everything we do is based on choices and discussions. What we choose today has a direct result on what happens tomorrow, next week, next month or next year even without us truly being aware of it.
I'll tell you this, don't wait another second for your life to start. Don't be like me who has a mini-melt down in a salon chair about where time has gone. Get up RIGHT NOW and do something for your betterment.
Don't wait, because like I've said before, time passes by and time is one thing that is unforgiving.
To all those birthday twins of mine, Happy birthday, may this year be ever prosperous for you!