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.