one of these days it's gonna be right soon, you'll find your legs and go and stay gone


In just over a week I will be turning 21!  It is impossibly exciting and scary all together. Although this summer has been terrible for the most part, I am excited to make 21 my best year yet.  Like most 20-somethings, I am at that suffocating in-between place in life.  Having just graduated from college, I took the summer off.  I had planned on travelling Europe and having adventures, but painful family matters kept pushing my plans farther and farther from sight.  I won't let that hold me down, though!  Everything happens for a reason, and even though that reason is often hard to understand in the moment, it is important to have faith.  You must have faith, girls!

So in the greatest leap of faith, I will be jumping out of a plane at 9,000 ft for my birthday!  After that, who knows what will happen!  It is taking immense strength at this point in my life to remain true to the person I am with the values I have. Shouldn't I be like everyone else? Go out? Party? Be in a relationship? Shouldn't I want what everyone else seems to want? Money? Security? Comfort?  The shoulds are always scrambling around my head, confusing me.  Fight back against them, my dears!  Live outside the norm! Do something exciting and different! Those that try to put you down for it are simply unhappy with their own un-lived lives.

It's funny. I'm in my 20's and I feel like I should be this grown up, adult-like person already! Society tricks you in to thinking you need to be a certain way by a certain age.  But we are still babies!  If not now, then when?  Why do we feel we need permission to live?

So stop asking for permission from others and give it to yourself!


8 comments:

Junaluska said...

Happy Birthday! You are quite brave to go sky diving. The pictures are beautiful, too.

LG said...

Wonderful blog. Congrats on the upcoming birthday, and yes, go do that jump...keep dreaming and enjoy life...all things happen for a reason...

Sara said...

Happy birthday, dear! I hope it was everything you wanted it to be and more.
I never had the party-life, and I've never regretted it. I'm 28 next month (shh! it's a secret, I'm pretending I'm still 21 to myself) and the need to be like the majority of the world just never came.
Give me the dawn and a steaming mug of tea any day :)

♥Abby said...

Ah, I've missed your blog! I'm glad I'm back to blogging now so I can read your wonderful posts!
How exciting! I was going to skydive for my 16th birthday a couple months ago, but they suddenly changed the age to 18. I was quite upset, but I'm counting down the days until I can! =)

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Caroline Cakewise said...

Really adore your blog! You have so many of my favourite quotes :) And it's brimming with positivity and day dreams. Happy 21st!! xxx

chalsie said...

Lovely blog you've got here.

Happy birthday! Hope you have a lovely day.

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Şenay Selin said...

So beautiful! I just can't believe and count how many of the bloggers lately been writing about how i feel and what i go through, it's odd but it makes me feel better because I feel like i'm not alone and never was. I wish the best for you at your new age and as I turned 24 only a week ago, i wish the same for myself too. This has been a selfish comment but i just can't believe how much i can relate (:

Ioana-Carmen said...

Hy sweetie! lovely post, maybe we can follow each other? Kisses

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