27! I’m closer to the 30s than I am to the 20s and this is crazy! I have been here on this planet, the 3rd rock in our solar system, for 27 years! (Beware of the celebration GIFs in this post that’s coming your way xD happy reading!)
During this time, a lot has changed and a lot stayed the same. I learned a lot and unlearned so much more. I’m grateful for all the things that I have been blessed with over the years, for my family and friends, for the people around me, for those who helped me and taught me new things over the years. I’m grateful for myself for being who I am and believing in myself. This blog post is not about my experiences in life, it’s something somehow different.
When I was younger, I found number 27 big and I thought by this age one will achieve all their life goals and they settle down and that was it. I thought that by this age, people would be more mature. Here I am at this age and many times I find myself lost and get frustrated when my plans don’t work out. I’m not saying I’m not mature enough, I am, but there is also a part of me that hasn’t grown much and I’ve come to think that maybe that part of me will never grow up. There seems to be a part of me that will be goofy and try to have fun like a child. When I see a swing in a playground, I run to it and try to have a good time regardless of what people say. I will sit with teenagers and talk with them as if I just turned 16. I’ll definitely mess around and make many more mistakes. But that doesn’t mean that there are parts of me that don’t act like a grown up.
There are times when we need to be a grown up and act all mature because there’s no other way to handle it. But I’ll stay true to myself. I won’t force myself to be something that I am not and probably will never be. I won’t squeeze myself into a mold that I don’t fit in just because I have to and that’s how it’s supposed to be. I’ll let my inner child have her moments and have fun while letting the adult me take care of her and manage the seriousness of life. I will do my best to keep a balance between both.
Here’s to my time on the earth! I’ll keep on dreaming big and try to achieve most of them. Hopefully to have a positive impact on as many people as possible and have them realize that it’s okay to let your inner child have fun even if you’re no longer a child. Remember, age is just a number, the rest is up to you.
And lastly, I want you to know if you haven’t figured out everything by a certain age, that’s completely fine. Stay true to yourself. (Check out my Instagram for more birthday pics.)