Incase you aren’t following me on social media, this weekend I celebrated by 27th Birthday. In some aspects, the thought of growing older scares me a little but the more I think about it, the more I begin to realise I 27, I am ready for you and the adventures you bring a long with it.
Looking back, my twenties have included some of the most trying, turbulent years of my life but they have also included some of the most life changing moments which I would not change for the world.
One of the things turing 27 teaches you is the importance of learning about yourself. The past year in particular, you really found out a lot about yourself. Your likes, your dislikes, what is important to you and you start to picture exactly what you want out of life.
Another thing you learn is that life can be unpredictable. You may not have everything 100% nailed down and that is ok. Everyone makes mistakes and failures. That is what makes us human and there is nothing wrong with that. As long as you learn from those mistakes and failures, forgive yourself and move one from them.
Being 26, I tried a lot of new things. I started a a 98% plant based lifestyle, moved twice and took gambles on my career. I opened up a little more in my little space on the internet and took the time to work on the important relationships in my life – including the relationship I have with myself.
For probably the first time in years, I listened to my body and mind focusing on what they need in order for me to the best version of myself. I am a people pleaser by nature but I have learnt the importance of using my voice, speaking up for myself and understanding sometimes, you do need to have uncomfortable conversations in order to progress.
Repeating to myself nothing is out of my reach has been vital – especially over the past couple of months. It has allowed me to go out of my comfort zone, reach out to people like Alex Singer and Kaye Ford and make waves too create content I am happy with and proud off.
26 – you have been a game changer. 27 – I am ready for you. The question is, are you ready for me?