Another Birthday Has Passed


Another birthday has passed by and I still do dread getting older. Can it feel any more monumental? I don't know, maybe not. Everybody knows that about me already. Although it's important to mark birthdays in life, I still hate the idea that I'm almost out of the calendar, having all these extra responsibilities in me. I think I've only done 'okay' so far, while some people think I'm doing amazingly great in life. Comparing myself now to how I was 3 years ago, I have accomplished so much and I have noticed a really big shift in my lifestyle. But honestly, I don't think I've done enough to satisfy myself, which I know it'll be an endless cycle in life. I still want to go back to school, change careers, visit Japan and move to another state again in the near future. Possibilities are endless.

I turned 27 last Friday, and I usually count up the years to remember how old I am. I seemed to forget the numbers after 21! Turning another year older, I also can't help but feel reflective. Embarking on a new age, or maybe it's a life event that has made you look back and ponder. I could look back years and years but the past few years has been one of the most transformative years of my life. A lot has happened within the past years. Plenty of big decisions made about starting over in life, career, friendships, lifestyle, and ultimately who you will be in your 30's. My recent reflection has been about feeling grateful and appreciative of this life I've been able to live thus far.

I'm thankful for the ups and downs. I'm grateful for my health. I'm grateful to know what comfortable feels like, but also the feeling of anxiety and stress. I'm grateful for the feeling of being loved and yet also the harsh feeling of loneliness being away from loved ones and friends in a city foreign to me. Since my birthday last year, I have identified some lessons and life events that has been a trigger into finding myself even more: moving to a new city, starting a new job that has tested my physical capabilities, being a lifestyle blogger, longing for my dog, missing Las Vegas, searching for the next adventure, and mostly, one thing we can never dodge, feeling unsatisfied on what we have and the choices we made in life dedicated on where we would end up and who we would become. But I'm still thankful for all of that, because it continuously making me a better independent person that I am today.

I make every year a goal to set to myself to be a better, adventurous, and more career-driven person. This year, it's not about what I haven't done yet, it's about what I have already experienced. For that, I am celebrating.



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