On Monday, November 30, I will be turning 26 years old…eek!
For some of you reading this, you’re thinking, “Oh, you’re so young! Don’t complain about getting old. Just wait until you reach my age!”
…and I totally get that. Please don’t misread this – I do understand that I am young.
However, life right now is not how I pictured it would be. When I was 12 years old, I pictured my life like this:
18 years old - job at Disney (hopefully as Belle), and living with my grandparents while I attend UCF for a degree in Marketing.
22 years old – Graduate from UCF along side my fiancé
23 years old – Get married!!!
25 years old – Raising my little baby girl, with visits to her grandparents as often as possible.
26 and beyond – Live happily ever after, growing old with my husband and watching our children pursue their dreams…
In reality, only part of that actually happened was the college part. I did attend UCF and lived with my grandparents, but no job at Disney, and I graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management. I do not have a boyfriend, and haven’t had one since I was 19 years old, so I’m not married, and I have no kids.
So life doesn’t always go as you planned.
You just have to be grateful along the way.
Which brings us to the main topic today – 25 things I’m grateful for. Since I’m turning 26, I wanted to share with you all 1 thing of which I’m grateful for each year I’ve been alive.
Here we go!
Okay, so this turned into a super long post. Way longer than I intended. For those of you who read through this whole thing… wow. I’m impressed. And super happy you did.
Well, I guess there’s no turning back – I’m turning 26. I’m ready to see what this next year brings me! Maybe I’ll be able to add a 26th thing to be thankful for next y