Hello 27

This past Wednesday, it was the first day of spring, national macaron day, and also MY BIRTHDAY! I always get so excited about birthdays because I just love celebrating.

Looking back on 26, it was an amazing year. I got to travel to couple of places with my boyfriend. I also finally graduated nursing school and started my career as a nurse. I know 27 is going to be amazing! I finally have a steady job with steady income, and my blog is finally growing. I am really excited for what’s to come this year because I feel very optimistic and successful. This year, I have couple major things. My boyfriend and I will be celebrating our 3 years as well as saving up to buy our first home together. I have girls trips to Miami + DR. My two nursing besties are getting married this year, with a destination wedding to Cancun. My sorority pledge mom aka “Poppa” is also getting married as well as my cousin. So many weddings and that means bridal showers and bachelorette parties yay!

In addition, my whole life, I felt like I was defined by my age and felt like I had to accomplish certain things once I turn a certain age. For example, once I turn 18, it meant I can drive and will go to college. At age 22, I would graduate college and just started my career. At age 24, I would get married, and by age 26, I would have a family. At first, I would feel guilty and resented myself for not sticking to these milestones and feeling so behind. Thankfully, I got over it and not let my age define me anymore. These milestones aren’t bad to have but life happens and you gotta go at your own speed with your own path. Yes I was following the path and went to college at 18 straight out of high school and did graduate when I was 22, but I graduated with a major that if I stuck with until today, I would not be happy. Deciding to let that 80k degree go and disappointing my parents, was the hardest and best decision I ever made. Always take risks and go after what you want. Don’t look back and whatever you do, do what makes you and only you happy.

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