Remember saying that? I do. I thought being "grown up" was always SO far away, always a never-going-to-happen-to-me moment. Ever hear those women complain about getting older and wonder why they care, it's just another year? Then find yourself totally relating to those women? Oh, is that just me?
Welcome to 25 years old Mari. You're officially a Grown Up.
Things I thought I'd have accomplished by the time I hit the big 25: Graduated with a Bachelors (I had no specific degree in mind...which is probably why it never happened lol), traveled to Europe, be Tri-Lingual, lived on the East Coast , *If I was married* I was certain I'd have one child by now...ETC, ETC!!
Surprisingly, getting married wasn't on the list until 28yrs! Working retail at 25? Nope. Am I totally happy with being married? OF COURSE! Best. Thing. Ever. (seriously) Am I in love with Anthropologie and completely content spending 40hrs a week in that lovely environment? Definitely. Do I love to cook, sew, and create? YES! I never would have pictured myself doing these things to this extent...ever! I would be so sad without them now, they are parts of me I never knew could bring so much joy!
Life takes interesting turns. Friends you
thought were sure you'd be close with forever are not the friends you speak to everyday. Dreams you once had have turned into new ones. Always expect the unexpected, things never go as you "plan". I have to keep reminding myself this every time I ache for a little one, every time I wish I had been more focused on school (like my very studious spouse), or anytime I find myself wishing for a re-do. It's a bit gooey of me to say, but it's not too late. I can reconnect with lost friendships that I value & miss, I can learn a new language, I can still travel!
Conclusion: Life is good, regardless of whether or not my plan has been perfectly executed.
Am I still having a mid life crisis? YESSSSSS!
Give a girl a break, 25 is a BIG milestone!