Well, guys, today I am another year older.
Today, I turn 25.
And really the only question I can ask myself is, "how did I get here?"
I'm definitely not where I thought I would be at 25 and I'm not going to list all the ways.
Single. Living at home. No full-time job.
I may not be where I thought I should be, but if there is one thing I'm repeating to myself today it is that
that is perfectly okay.
I'm not sure what 25 is going to bring with it, where I will go, who I will meet, or what I will do.
But, I'm ready for the journey, because I know my future is set.
I know I have a Father that loves me and He only draws me closer to Him.
I'm letting His love fill my holes.
So, over the past few months (since I started blogging again), I've "met" quite a few girls who are exactly where I am in life. Although our lives do like different in some ways, we are all across the nation, we have different jobs, etc...they all have one thing in common. They have passed along some great advice! Throughout the months, I started a bookmark collection with the title of "READ ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!!!" And well, I just read them all. I wanted to share with you these wonderful words. The advice in these posts are greater than any words I could have probably ever written.
I hope you will read one or two, or nine! :)
when are you "old"? by jackie at jade and oat
Favorite Quote(s): "Every age sounds so old until you actually reach it." and "It's about being in the best place for yourself in every moment."
...because i'm a twentysomething by jessica at today was meaningful
Favorite Quote(s): "i’ve started to think about how easy it is to become controlled by our age. and the expectation of what your age signifies to everyone else." and "forget molds." and "say goodbye to all of the things that have kept you stagnant and vow to keep moving forward."
twenty-five things you should know by faith at 'cause you gotta have faith
Favorite Quote(s): "You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there." and "You can’t please everyone." and "Music is good for the soul." and "Never let one bad day make you feel like you have a bad life."
quarter-life crisis by kari at lipstick stains and coffee cups
Favorite Quote(s): "Quarter-life crisis? What the hell is that? Did you just make that up?" and "You are not alone."
how to avoid the quarter-life crisis by cat at budget blonde
Favorite Quote(s): "Don't worry about what others think" and "The secret for avoiding the quarter life crisis is working hard, pursuing different passions, and constantly learning, adapting, and exploring."
7 cures for your quarter-life crisis by paul angone (article from relevant magazine)
Favorite Quote(s): "Limit obsessive comparison disorder" and "We are in the exact spot we are supposed to be, it just looks nothing like the picture on the front of the brochure."
20 tips to make the most of your 20s by ashley crouch (article at huffington post)
Favorite Quote(s): "
Your twenties are a prime time to explore and grow, without all the baggage that comes with settling down and making your mark." and "make a great breakfast" and "limit your online life" and "brew a great cup of coffee or tea" and "be alone" and "hold on to a good friend."
And last, but not least, if you have only time to read one, try and make it be this one. Since I started blogging again, Amy has given me some great advice and some great reads (whether she knows/believes that or not). Every word spoken in this post, is something I want every twentysomething to know, believe, and remember.
25 years... by amy at taking steps home
Favorite Quote(s): "God's plans are bigger than mine, and i have to trust that." and "i've learned that it is better, easier, and less stressful to just trust God." and "Never be afraid to make a fool out of yourself. (in the good way)" and "So cheers to 25 years!"
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