It’s hard to believe I spent two years of my life as a fairly regular blogger! The silence since April was not intentional, but a result of my decreasing mental capacity and free time. In short, life got hectic.
Since my last post in April, major highlights have been –
1. Getting a dog, Yogi the Bear
2. Going to Mexico (vacay)
4. Traveling for a full two weeks in June for work – Straight from D.C. to Las Vegas!
5. Becoming an aunt :-)
6.. Getting promoted in July
7. Turning 25 and going skydiving!!
It’s been an amazing few months! And as my quarter century birthday approached, I got the nagging itch to record words for posterity. Is it weird that I enjoy reading old blog posts? A peak into old topics and memories?
I know blogging isn’t something I can do on a regular basis moving forward, but it is nice to come back to. I have always blogged 100 percent for myself, so I think I’ll continue to do so as the urge arises, still for myself. Particularly at these “milestones”, whatever that means…
Y’all, it’s straight up weird to 25. I remember my 21st birthday vividly (at least most parts), but the last several years run together. I’m happy with where I’m at, but surprised by how quickly time eludes us. After several birthday celebration cocktails with friends, we got on the topic of what we want to accomplish by the time we’re 30. I just said ‘go skydiving’, which I ended up doing the next morning despite the raging hangover.
As I considered the topic more, I thought about how much I have learned these past four years about what there is to know. Did that make sense? No? In other words – My goodness, there is so much knowledge to be had in the world! Do you know how much there is to know about buying a house? Making a car work? Training a dog? I have learned that there is literally no limit to my ignorance. I find this fact to be exhilarating and so look forward to all that I can learn over the course of my life.
So, back to the “pre 30 list.” I ironically already blogged about this list a while back (here).
While I still mostly agree with this list, life happens every day. And I’d say that’s been my second biggest realization over the past four years. I try to think every day about what I can do to – Be successful, be happy, do good for others, learn more, etc. Sometimes that means doing nothing and sometimes it means jam packing so much into a day that you collapse when it’s over. Either way, life is constantly happening.
I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished in 25 years, but even more so, I’m grateful. The past several months have been filled with blessings and so was my entire 24th year. I finally became a mother to my long-awaited puppy. I became an aunt to an actual human baby (still so strange to me)! I was blessed with mentors in work and in life who make me an infinitely better person.
I’m excited to see what the rest of the year brings. I wrote a post at the end of 2012 about ‘surrendering to the poses‘. I loved writing that post, and it was so true. 2012 was completely about coming into my own in small, unexciting ways.
But in that post, I also wrote, “Some years we find ourselves holding an unexpected and uncomfortable crow pose before we are ready – Those are the years we grow bigger and taller and many take notice.” That is 2013.