What’s the best thing to do on your birthday?

Pack your bag and travel to a place you’ve never been to before.

For one day. Even just for one day, stay away from anything that causes you stress. For one day, live like it’s your last day on earth. Eat whatever you want. Do whatever makes you happy.

That’s what I’d do. 🍻😘

*This is a scheduled post. I am currently somewhere I’ve never been to, eating whatever I want, staying away from stress, living like it’s my last day on earth and doing whatever makes me happy. Have an awesome day!*

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To be 26 and happy.

Today is my birthday. I am a year older and I hope a year wiser. I do not know what the next months will bring me but what I do know is that, the last year was awesome.

How did it feel to be 26? I would say, the same way it felt to be 25.

I guess I am past that age where every year brings new revelations. I am long way from my teenage years where every minute of my life I longed to be anything but a teenager.

For me, the last 5 years is a period of empowerment and self-discovery. I started working before my 21st birthday and since then, I have slowly discovered what truly means to be an adult.

I have never been ashamed of my age. I always believe that the only time you should be ashamed of your age is if you have reached that age without learning anything. Age is just a number, as they say. You can be 30 and still immature. Or you can be 30 and be young at heart.

I am proud to tell the world that I am 26 years old. I am a better person than my 16 year old self. I am more confident than my 18 year old self. I am more independent than my 20 year old self. Those years were great but the last few years were even better. Compared to an angst-filled, totally dependent teenager, to be 26 with a stable job and so much freedom is way better.

So today I turn 26, traveling and enjoying my life. Challenges are waiting for me but I know I can face it. I am 26 now which means I have 26 years of experience to help me survive.

I am 26 and I don’t have any plans of getting married. Not yet. I am not ready. I have a lot of things to do. I have so many places to go to.

I am 26 and I am single and free. I am 26 and the world is mine to explore. I am 26 and I am in a position to build the foundation of my future. I am 26 and my perspective is wider and better. I am 26 and ready for the challenges.

If today is the last day of my life, I want the world to know that I am happy. The last 5 years were the happiest years of my life so far. If God choose to take me today, I will gladly go. I have lived. I am 26 and it is great.

So yes, it feels good to be 26. It feels as good as being 25. I am loved, accepted, independent, free, and truly happy. Right now, I don’t want to be anything else. I am 26 and I am off to an adventure. Life is great!

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