I just turned twenty-three a few weeks ago, and it is still so surreal to me, because I feel like I just graduated high school the other day, when in reality that was five years ago. It’s so crazy to even think its been that long! I’m still trying to figure out where the time has gone, and accept the fact that I am getting old. I might as well be thirty at this point, but of course saying that is just me being dramatic.
I’ve noticed that getting older is a bittersweet for me because, on one end, I love how much I am learning and growing, but on the other hand, I find myself putting more pressure on myself to try to achieve my goals faster. I often forget how young I am and think I should already be established in my career, until I snap out of it and realize how unrealistic that is. I may have this mindset because I remember thinking years back that by this age I would have graduated college with a bachelors degree in nursing to then begin my career in the field. That plan was just not in the cards for me as I finally embraced my true passion, which is completely opposite of the medical field. You see, life definitely has its way of throwing curve balls at you, and that can mean changing your whole direction. I can tell you that If you told me back then that I would be doing what I am doing today, I probably wouldn’t have believed you.
I also have found that as I’ve gotten older, I am slowly learning to adjust to these big changes, and accept that not everything in life will go as planned. That it is okay to go with the flow instead of over-thinking and calculating every move I make, which can be very damaging. I think my mentality has evolved so much in this past year alone, and it is important for me to continue to work on myself each day in every way possible. I may have barely turned twenty-three, and I know I still have a long way to go, but I’m excited to watch myself grow in every way possible. Not only that, but I am curious to see what the future has in store for me.
Regardless of where life takes me, I can at least say that I am blessed to see another year.
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