I am 25 today.
This next year I want to focus on my health. I want to get up and get moving every day and eat less pizza. My mental health is also a priority this year. As a mom I think it’s easy to put my needs last, but there’s this awful cliche that’s actually true - you really can’t pour from an empty cup.
Another goal of mine is to live intentionally. I have slowly been embracing the idea of minimalism for a couple years now. I am nowhere near where I want to be but I have made progress this year. If you walk into my home right now you couldn’t tell, but the small changes I have made so far feel huge to me. A different part of living intentionally that I am putting into place is putting my phone away for a few hours each day. It’s sad that I am on my phone almost all day. If I am not looking at it, it’s not far from me. I want to be more present for my babies, and that stinking iPhone is getting in the way of that.
25 means a lot to me. I feel young, yet I feel that I am aging. I feel unfinished. I see that I still have growing and maturing left to do. I have memories to make, people to love, friends I haven’t met yet, and a great life to live ahead of me. And so many dreams.
So here’s to 25.
And now some lovely birthday memories.