LOOKING BACK ON 25

LOOKING BACK ON 25

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I turn 26 at midnight, and though 26 seems somewhat “old” to me, I have to say I’m kind of glad to leave 25 behind. For me, 25 was a year of limbo. I feel like I’ve been gearing up for greatness but it hasn’t happened yet, but I’m hoping it’s all going to happen for me when I’m 26!
I think the headline of the year is that I finally was treated for depression. Taking medication has really improved every aspect of my life. I have always been a person who tended towards melancholy, but this past summer I was having a hard time just functioning, so I finally went to a doctor. I am so glad that I did! Now that my “dark side” has subsided, I really feel like nothing is holding me back. However, I feel like I’m playing catch-up for all the years of my life where I was too sad or overwhelmed to chase my dreams. 
So, look out, dreams. I’m coming for you.
This year I also really learned the value of female friendships. I was always a girl who had a boyfriend and (regrettably) often prioritized my boyfriend over my friends. This year I have spent a lot of time with my friends and I love them all so much. They are just the smartest, prettiest, funniest group of girls I have ever met and I feel so lucky to call them both my friends and oftentimes my co-workers as well!
I also relaunched this blog in August, which has given me a lot of personal fulfillment. I love writing for you guys, I love shooting photographs, and I love reading comments and other blogs. I’m so excited to be a part of this community and hopefully I’ll be churning out some great content as a 26-year-old.
I’m looking forward to the coming year! No boys, chemical imbalances, or lack of funds are going to keep me from going after exactly what I want in my life. After all, I’m really not getting any younger.
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12 Responses

  1. What a beautiful recap. I loved that you wrote: "So, look out, dreams. I'm coming for you." Life is such a learning curve and I think that whatever we go through, survive, and learn from – we'll always grow and come out the other end much better! Cheers to you 🙂

  2. Ah I am turning 26 this year as well! So glad you brought this up and I think you hit the nail on the head with transitioning from 25 to 26! Thanks so much for sharing this and Happy Birthday! Hope you have such a fantastic one!

    Denise
    http://www.fashionloveletters.com

  3. Happy Bitthday <3 I think most 20 something's go through a period of being lost. Make sure you chase those dreams. RW x

  4. Happy Birthday!!! I'm also turning 26 this year and boy does it scare me right now haha. Time is passing by too fast- gotta cherish and be thankful every moment!

    Leeanna
    elle-tea.blogspot.com

  5. Great post! Life should have no limits because in the end you will only regret the things you didn't do. Happy birthday lady!

    xo http://www.naomiinwonderland.com

  6. Happy birthday! I hope for your year 26 to be amazing!
    ~Sophia
    http://plaidismyfavouritecolour.blogspot.com/

  7. Even though you felt being 25 was a limbo year for you, it still looks like you had a good year with getting your depression sorted and spending lots of time with your friends! Happy belated birthday!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  8. Happy Birthday! I wish you the best for year 26 🙂

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
    (IG: @TheStardustBohemian)

  9. Happy birthday! So glad to feel like you've accomplished so much, especially tackling your depression xx

    ☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

  10. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend xoxo

  11. Lovely post and photos. Your 20s are hard, nobody really says that (it's all, oh it's the time of your life, enjoy it etc). I'm glad you're feeling positive towards the future.

    Happy birthday for yesterday!

  12. 25 sounded like it was full of learning lessons. I turn 25 in April, so I'll see how it goes. It's always good to reflect & see what's changed, how you've grown, or what you've learned. Happy birthday! Have a wonderful weekend!
    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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