I am so thrilled to say that my essay, 25 is Not the Loneliest Number, was the WINNER of the Divine Caroline Quarterlife Crisis Essay Contest!
Thank you so much to everyone who "liked" my article and supported my efforts. This meant a lot to me. I can't say it enough.
celebrating JGIWC's 3rd birthday last year
If you're in your early twenties, I want to tell you something. If things are good, you're very fortunate. If things are not good, they're going to get better. I promise. 20-24ish were a big for mess for me. There were high highs and very low lows. My 25th birthday wasn't one for the books, but the year of 25 was invaluable. I learned so much about myself and about life. I took leaps of faith and got my heart broken. I succeeded and I failed. Most importantly, I learned to live my life on a more even keel so that my lows wouldn't be quite as low anymore.
My 26th birthday was fabulous and my 27th was off-the-charts amazing. It's hard to imagine that 28 could surpass it, but I haven't a doubt that it will. The love I have in my life now is very different than a year ago or even six months ago. I'm the happiest I've ever been, and the attitude I've learned to adapt in my "late twenties" is a big part of that.
No matter your age - my article has a universal lesson. Try something new. Leave your comfort zone. Think outside the box. See the gray in a world of black and white. You're never too old or too young to change your life.