On September 23, 2017, your girl turned 25! I'm officially a quarter century old and I'm ready for everything that comes with that including the adulting and the horrible hangovers... well maybe not that last part. But this was such a meaningful birthday to me because I got a chance to look around and see all of the blessings I'd received within 2017 ALONE. I celebrated in San Diego, where I moved in March and I was surrounded by friends. There was a time where my birthday was 'just another day' not only to me but the people around me. There was a time where my depression was so bad that I didn't even know if I would make it to 25. It was a day where I felt so much gratitude.
A lot of 24 was growth for me, and finally being able to accept who I was and everything that that meant. 25? 25 is a year for growth, for trying, for thriving, for success. It's a year for doing the things that I've always wanted to even if they scare me. Even this website is a huge jump - it's something I've been thinking about for years but had no idea where to get started. I even shot with not one but TWO photographers so that I could have content, even though I struggle with anxiety! I never would have thought that I'd be in front of the camera that way.
Now you may not have anxiety, you may not have been through what I've been through, and you might not even be 25 yet or anymore (although deep inside we're all always forever 21 amirite?), but I'm sure there's something that you're looking to accomplish. Something that you think you deserve but you're too scared to go after. I'm here to tell you that the time is now. Think on it, plan it, then get started. The only way you'll know if it's truly meant for you is to at least TRY; so get moving. I admit that it'll be scary af. But the satisfaction of what you learn and receive from your experience will be worth it. The universe will give you confirmations about whether you're going the right way.
Long story short, 25 is now #TWENTYTHRIVE (oh btw thanks Whit for letting me copy you with this amazing name!) It's the time to go for it. Its the time to obnoxiously be ourselves in all that that means. It's time for us to really show up and be present for ourselves. You want it? Go get it. The universe is waiting for you to be who you're supposed to be.