i honestly can't wait to turn 30.. ♥
i've always said i can't wait to grow older. not in a "i'm-rushing-to-be-older-and-more-mature" kind of way, but in an "i'm-not-afraid-to-grow-old" and "i'm-so-excited-to-see-what-life-has-in-store-for-me" way. they say that 30 is the new 20, 40 is the new 30, 50 is the new 40, and so on. i've always loved reading articles about older women who have such a strong sense of self, who have a treasure chest worth of experiences, and who just are so wise about life!
it is no question that everyone in their 20s feel like they go through some sort of "quarter life crisis", if that is an actual term. i think the anxiety that comes with being 20-something is more of because it is the age where you decide what you want out of life! whether it be in terms of career, love, friendship, where to live, where to travel to, whether to spend or save, what to do! waaaah!!!
there is so much anxiety that comes with being in your 20s! do you feel it too? know that you are not alone!
i saw this issue of in style magazine with cameron diaz on the cover, and in the article inside, she put it perfectly. when i read it, i knew instantly, this is the reason why i can't wait to turn 30. :p
"the experience of growing older is that you become more introspective. you learn who you are and what you want. when you're in your 20s, you have no idea what the hell's going on or who you are or how the world works. wisdom is really underrated. we are obsessed with youth, with physical youth, what we look like and what happens to our bodies as we get older. we forget what happens to our souls, our minds, and our actual human experience."
it is good to know though that i feel my family brought me up well enough, that i know i am growing older focusing not just on the physical but more so on the soul, mind, and actual human experience!
i am extremely blessed and happy and i never in my wildest dreams would've thought i'd be the person i am now that i'm 27. but.... i gotta be honest and say i do wonder what life will be like around three to five years from now! ♥
celebrate my blog's anniversary with me! in connection to my post, i would like to invite all of you to SHARE YOUR INSPIRING GROWING UP STORY!!!! every september i celebrate my blog's anniversary and this year my blog turns seven years old!!!! seven!!!! how time flies. i would like to celebrate this year's blog anniversary by posting YOUR best lesson learned because of an experience that forced you to grow up! whether it be a life-changing job, a discovery, a break-up, an accident, a chance encounter, a major decision, anything! i would like you to share a major moment in your life that forced you to grow up, and the life lesson you learned because of it. i will read through all of them and share some on my blog anniversary post this september, so that your story can help inspire others going through something similar! post your story on the comments section below! i am sooo looking forward to reading your stories! ♥