27 Things In My 27th Year: This Is Just The Beginning

Friday, April 30, 2021

This Is Just The Beginning 

Well, April has come and gone and I have turned 27 now. Spending an entire month looking on my life, coming up with life lessons to tell my younger (or future self), and trying to live through this pandemic has been a lot. These posts have forced me to take a step back and really consider my life. There’s something humbling about putting twenty six years into a certain numbers of words. Trying to put my life into words really made me appreciate where I came from, where I’ve been and where I still have to go.

And I guess the one thing that I have learned, in a surprising way, is that this is just the beginning. No matter what I would like to think, we all have our own thoughts about aging. I remember when I was younger that I thought being thirty was so old. I thought that by their late twenties and early thirties, adults had their lives figured out. In some ways, there wasn’t more to want out of life at this age. To find out that this wasn’t true was a shock to the system. I feel like more of myself than ever before. Frankly, I think that I have, in some ways, become the best version of myself.

So, in so many words, I am content with where I am in my life right now. There are aspects of my life that I wish I could change, and there are choices I question, but in the grand scheme of things, I’m happy. I didn’t think that I’d make it to my twenties and now I can’t wait for my thirties.
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27 Things In My 27th Year: Write It All Down

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Write It All Down

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27 Things In My 27th Year: You Are Enough

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

You Are Enough  

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Learn To Move On

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Numbers Don't Determine Your Worth

Monday, April 26, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Don’t apologize for wanting more

Sunday, April 25, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Be thankful for what you have

Saturday, April 24, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Don’t strive for perfection

Friday, April 23, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Romantic relationships aren’t everything

Thursday, April 22, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Keep your eyes on your own journey

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: You are loved

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Your optimism is actually pretty great

Monday, April 19, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Never be afraid to ask for help

Sunday, April 18, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Books will forever be your friends

Saturday, April 17, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Keep up with the writing

Friday, April 16, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Nurture your spiritual journey

Thursday, April 15, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: You are not alone

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Stay true to your beliefs

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: You're 27 Today

Monday, April 12, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Finding a healthy balance is important

Sunday, April 11, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: People believe in you

Saturday, April 10, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: But a whole lot of other people do

Friday, April 9, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: People will not like you

Thursday, April 8, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Believe in your intuition

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: You’ll learn to handle your losses

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Celebrate your wins

Monday, April 5, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Progress isn’t linear

Sunday, April 4, 2021

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27 Things In My 27th Year: Forgive Yourself

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Forgive Yourself 

To this day, forgiving myself for past mistakes has been the hardest aspect of being an adult. No matter how much time passes and how much therapy I've been in, I continue to struggle. 
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27 Things In My 27th Year: You Will Make It

Friday, April 2, 2021

You Will Make It

CW: Suicide

As you currently type this, you’re living in the same room where you thought you would say your last goodbye. Instead, you’re twenty six, going on twenty seven, an age you never thought you’d reach. So, in many ways, this is for nineteen year old me, who didn’t think she’d be here today. This is for the girl who was so lost that she felt like there was only one way out. This is for the girl who thought that she needed to make a certain life decision. 

You will make it. 

It hasn’t always been easy and it will continue to be complicated but making it thus far has been worth it. The ups and downs have all led to moments in life that you will cherish forever, but also moments that will always make you cringe. After all, that is the beauty of life.

Through out all of the bullshit and the hard times and the good times you didn't think you deserved, you will make it. You'll fall in and out of love. You'll make friends and lose friends. You'll be incredibly happy and you'll be unbearably sad. 

You will make it.
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27 Things In My 27th Year: 27 things I tell my younger self

Thursday, April 1, 2021

I instantly knew what I wanted to talk about when it came to the month of April. On the 12th, I will be turning 27 and I figured this was a good time as any to talk about things that I’ve learned over the years. There’s a sort of peace that comes in realizing I’m closer to 30 than 20. My 20s were incredibly unexpected and I won’t be ending this decade where I originally thought I would be.

That’s part of the reason why I wanted to do the series: if younger me could see where I am now, she would be appalled. The fact that I won’t have graduated from law school by 30 or be in a relationship or be living in New York City is not something I anticipated for myself. However, I am, after a very long time, very happy with where I am in my life. Taking time off after my undergraduate degree was the best decision I could have made for myself. And now, I want to share what I've learned in the past 27 years.

I didn’t categorize any of the advice that I have in any specific order. I sat down and it simply wrote down a list of 27 things I wanted to tell my younger self. I thought about categorizing everything and doing a weekly theme but that ended up being too constricting. And isn’t life too messy to categorize easily? Either way, I am so happy with how these posts turned out. I can’t wait to go back and read this list as I grow older and see how true everything continues to be for me.
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