I was never really excited about my birthday this year because in some ways i felt like 23 was the end of my adolescence.... I know... crazy sounding.. But it makes sense in my head. Being 23 officially makes me feel "old"... I know that people say your 20's are the times to live it up, and make mistakes, and just have fun. But i feel like you have to do all that with a plan... because everyone knows time flies when you're having fun.
I feel like i just turned 20 yesterday... and i don't want to be 30 and not be confident in the woman that I am. In a perfect world at 30 ill be married... ill have a baby... and ill be happy in my career... but I'm very much a realist. I know my timeline is not etched in stone and the world wont collapse if things don't happen WHEN or how i want them. but i do refuse to be 30 and unhappy. I see it everyday.... it terrifies me.
So right now in my close-to-mid 20's. I'm planning. I'm learning how to manage my time. I'm working on managing money... and I'm figuring out who I want to be. Because that's what your 20's are for. Finding yourself... And that doesn't just mean drinking until blackout drunk every weekend (though once in a while we all love a good blackout! LOL), and spending all the money that you DO make at the job you had to search months for. My future is very important to me... but I'm going to love being 23. =)