Last weekend, I celebrated my 25th birthday with my family all in town! I admittedly had been dreading this milestone. I couldn’t help but feel like somewhat of a failure because 5 years ago, I thought I’d be more “successful” by 25. I eventually told myself that I was good enough and that I’d put in work and overcome a lot of things that are worth celebrating as successes.
We celebrated me and my dad’s birthday with steamed crabs and seafood, and a perfect sugar plum cake! I capped off my night by meeting a local celebrity at dinner (almost had a meltdown) and sailing with friends down the Elizabeth River.
I spent the rest of my vacation time soaking in time with my siblings and nephew who traveled from opposite ends of the country to come home, and squeezed in some pampering time too! I treated myself to some new activewear and tapas at Still in Old Town Portsmouth. The time away from work was very much needed, and I feel energized for all the things I want to accomplish this year. I’ve compiled 25 things I’m looking forward to/goals I’ve set for my 25th year! Take a look:
- Learn Spanish
- Get married!
- Bake a cheesecake
- Read more books on my bookshelf
- Visit California
- Bike more
- Practice yoga daily
- Attempt homemade ice cream
- Blog regularly
- Use my camera more often
- Aquire more houseplants
- Finish up all grad school work
- Continue my curly hair journey
- Become a morning person
- Play more video games
- More walks with my dog
- Shop and live more sustainably for the environment
- Discover more music
- Watch more new movies
- Explore outside more
- Become more frugal
- Continue building my credit score
- Drink more water
- Find volunteer opportunities
- Cultivate more self-worth and positivity
Excited to get started on these goals and tasks, and reveling in the fact that I’m here in this 25th year!