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I'm 25 - Now What?


Where has the time gone? I'm 25. I currently work my ass off 40 hours a week, go to grad school while all just trying to figure out "what's next" for me. I feel as if I've accomplished so much, yet so little at the same time. I'm the type of person who has dreams and ideas bigger than the average person can fathom. I'm a dreamer, always have been. But the road to figuring it out has been nothing but challenging to say the least. I had all of these plans and ideas on how I was going to "get there." Then I figured it out. You know,.... it? That the plans that God has for me are bigger than I can imagine and whatever HE  placed in my heart as my passion, he will work out, in his time. And boy, is HE working it out!

At 25, I thought I'd have it together. You know? The perfect guy (haha), my dream job, a family of my own, and the bank account of Oprah (double haha). I have none of those things, I'm still figuring out life and who I want to be. I'm just now beginning to understand who I am, my value and the power within myself. I have no regrets, just a few shoulda, woulda, couldas. 

So in this year, my 25th year, I'm claiming it as my year of being extra selfish. This is the year I'm going to do some things scared. ( I have a lotta fears I need to overcome.) This is the year I'm going to go for it in life, love and career. The year that I am going to invest in myself and bet on myself in everything I do. I don't have all the answers and I'm far from perfect but I understand and know that what I bring to the table is valuable and worthy of success. This year, I'm living by these 5 principles.

1. Trusting & Obeying God in everything I do.

2. Doing Things Scared & Going for it.

3. Betting On Myself in Everything I do!

4. Living in the moment & for the moments that make up my life.

5. Loving Myself 100%

I'm such a beautiful masterpiece and train wreck all at the same time, and that's ok. Oprah wasn't built in a day and I won't be either. I'm nervous but excited for what's to come for me. I just have this weird feeling and notion that this is my year, the year that God will use and stretch me like never before. And I'm excited about it!

Here's to 25 and doing things my way!


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