On my birthday I woke up in Poland after a long journey. Although the date clearly indicated that today I’m celebrating becoming 25 – this number still seems to me exceptionally unrealistic. As a child, I thought that twenty-five-year-olds were already truly… adults. In retrospect, they also seemed very serious – from appearance, dress to the behavior. Now, when I look around among my friends of a similar age, I wonder how I might have been so wrong? 🙂 The further into adulthood, the more I think we are all still children (well, maybe a little taller), who by the method of trial and error try to find themselves in this reality. This does not mean, however, that we all go completely blind, searching for an ultimate answer what to do in life. After all, each of us has smaller or bigger dreams and plans, and certainly somehow strives to achieve them. However, I think we aren’t talking loud enough about them. It works the same with any achievements. Mostly out of the fear of failure, but also out of fear of what others will say. Birthday is a great time to reflect on this. In the end, not every day means thtat we celebrate living for a quarter of a century! So today I share with you 5 things that I managed to achieve at the age of 25.
1. I emigrated from Poland
2. I got a great job right after college
3. I visited 26 countries
4. I adopted a cat with my boyfriend
5. I’m happy
No big worries or stresses – that’s what I consider my greatest success. This does not mean that everything always works out for me, but I try to deal with it as best as I can, and in the end, in spite of all the nagging and doubtful moments, I can honestly say I’m happy.
Did you ever try to make a similar list for yourself? Upcoming New Year’s is a great time for some resolutions.