25 Years

Well, I’m officially a quarter century old today! It is a weird feeling to say that I am 25 – where did the first half of my twenties go?!

The good ‘ol days: my 21st birthday in my college apartment (look at that hair!)

I believe being 25 is going to instill a quiet confidence in myself. Although the first half of my twenties brought times and moments of unmeasurable happiness, there also was plenty of heartache, disappointment and sadness as I navigated my way into adulthood.

Now that I’ve surpassed all that and I have quite a few life lessons under my belt, I feel stronger and more confident than ever before. No, things aren’t going to now be magically perfect all the time, but I am more knowledgeable and able to handle different situations, good and bad, that are bound to arise.

So, I raise a glass of champagne to myself and all of you for sharing this milestone with me. Cheers!

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3 Comments

  1. carly wrote:

    Happy 25th birthday!!!

    Posted 2.27.14 Reply
  2. Biana Perez wrote:

    Happy 25th birthday!!! I'm sure it's going to be a wonderful year for you!!

    Posted 2.27.14 Reply
  3. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    Happy Birthday kiddo! I know that the next 25 will be even better than the first 25! Look forward to sharing it all with you!

    Posted 2.27.14 Reply

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