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Turning 25: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Turning 25 is huge for me. I still can’t believe I became a mom 4 years ago, and a writer 3 years after that. I wanted to write a post reflecting what turning 25 means to me. Some people get a little down around their birthdays but I feel it’s a blessing to have seen another year. Every year I’ve learned something that’s helped mold me into the woman I am today. I’m sharing the good, bad, and ugly of turning 25.  

 

 

The Ugly

I love to save the best for last so I’ll start with the worst.  The hardest thing about learning is the lesson you go through to get there.  I’ve made some pretty ugly mistakes in life that taught me so much.  If you’re a perfectionist like me you probably have a twinge of urgency to attain those goals you haven’t quite met.  Comparing myself to others or my high expectations doesn’t help.  The ugliest thing about turning 25 is how hard I am on myself.  It gets better with time but I still get down when I feel like I’ve failed.

The Bad

I can’t party like I used too!  One sip and I’m ready for bed or I’m too tired to enjoy just one.  Pulling all-nighters aren’t fun anymore, they’re a lot like torture to me.  Being around teens and young adults make me FEEL my age.  I cringe when my pants aren’t high waisted, thanks diastasis recti! If you didn’t know, diastasis recti is a separation in your abdomen wall, causing a permanent belly pooch. Adult acne is still happening, unfortunately.  This list can keep going but I’m excited to get to the good.

The Good

The best thing about turning 25 is finally finding myself.  For a long time I struggled with who I am and where I was going.  After a few trials and errors I found my passion in helping others through beauty and fitness.  I’All in all it feels good to see the progress I’ve made over the years.  As bumpy as the road has been, I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had.m learning to let go of things out of my control and making positive changes to the things  I can.  A lot of people tell me I don’t look my age, which is always a pick me up.  I’ve thrown away my fear of speaking my mind and saying what I want.  

 

 

Turning 25 will not be a sad milestone in my life.  I embrace it with gratitude, ready to learn and continually improve myself.  I believe becoming a young mom made me grow up fast.  My daughter has taught me a lot, she changed my life in such positive way.  I’m always striving for the best to hopefully inspire her to do the same.  It’s been an amazing experience getting to grow with her, I’m looking forward to more.  I hope this post gives you a giggle or two, and shows that turning 25 isn’t all bad.  Share for a loved one who is turning 25 soon.  Please share what turning 25 means to you.

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