So, I have been meaning to write this post for a while. Turning 25 last July was certainly a big turning point in my life which to be honest I did not really think much about at that time. As months flew by, I realized what a vast difference I felt as a person. I knew there was changes coming along for a past few years but 25 definitely will be a memorable year in my life!
Here are TOP 12 reasons why:-
Typically, when I was younger, Weekends meant going out with friends and family and staying at home was "oh so boring...", as I grew older, I love staying home with my boys watching Netflix or just cleaning my pantry and actually feel very productive. Strange right!?!
Falling prey to fashion and sample sales were my thing, Hello Forever 21! I still love fashion and style very much but I have kinda figured what looks flattering and I would definitely pass up a sale if I din't think it added major value to my closet which is already pretty full.
I have derived a deep sense of contentment this year which I really did not think I would. I no longer care to fit in with people who are not aligned with my beliefs and I really enjoy my own company. Solo lunch dates? Yes please!!
This year is probably the only year that I have started to do all the things I always wanted to do. I signed up to be a volunteer at a local shelter and went through all the applications to be one. Joined a bootcamp and weekly Yoga class, I realized I loveeeee outdoors, sunshine, going for a run, cooking vegan treats every other day and becoming a organizing junkie!!
When we are younger, we dream of this perfect life, high school sweetheart as your husband,2 cute kids, Great home etc. It's great if that happens, but sometimes that high school sweetheart could break your little heart and the job you terribly wanted goes to a more qualified person even though you spent months preparing for it, Although, disappointments are part of life's ding dong, I have learned that sometimes you don't get what you want from life, but in the end what you get is bigger & better than what you were originally settling for! Don't give up! Keep going for your dreams! Don't accept yourself as ordinary.
You no longer need to be needed by others and necessarily fill up your free time by going to parties and shopping. I love my free time( which I hardly have with a baby boy and work) indulging in spa baths and beauty treatments with soothing music! I din't even realize the meaning of actual self care until now!!
With every life goal, happiness level is notching itself up! Mine is not your typical 25 year old life, I am mom of a 6yr old, wife of a busy entrepreneur for quite some time and a homemaker apart from my work life! So, sometimes I can really connect well with 35 yr olds who have similar life like me (marriage & kids) & just because they are a lot older does not deter me from learning and growing with them!
I feel like by this time, I really don't care about brands & labels anymore, A Michael Kors watch here & there is Ok, but as long I know I can rock it, I don't care about society's conformations on my personal style.
I have done all my experiments in my early twenties, from working as a radio jockey to being a hardcore bollywood teacher..lol I still feel limitless sometimes with infinite possibilities of things that I could do coz I am definitely a multi passionate person, After 25, you surely have a close idea of who you are and what drives you.
To be honest, the more I know about other people older than me, the more I know that nobody really has this whole 'adult' thing figured out!
Yes, we do become more responsible and take care of our 401k and in my case realize that I truly never want to retire & the fact that nobody should ever settle for someone less than what they actually deserve.
And never waste your time in a sucking relationship- this could be my best advice to any 20 something!
Hope you enjoyed my post! Would love to hear what are your most meaningful life lessons learnt? Please leave your comments below!