Well, Monday was my birthday and after all the lovely messages, phone calls, cards and presents; you are left with the feeling of slowly but surely getting older.
I’m not really sure what I think about ageing. I’m a little vain to get very excited I’d have to say.
I think as a teenager, I saw 24 as being an age where everything in life would have slipped into place. That I’d be a more successful, slimmer, financially stable, well-travelled version of myself. The problem is that we (I) tend to focus on what we haven’t achieved rather than what we have.
Achievements of a 24 Year Old
☆ I have a Bachelor of Music (majoring in Performance Voice) and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
☆ I won my school talent quest in my final year and The Establishment Idol in Wellington in my early twenties. Haha! No but seriously, I have performed a hell of a lot and recorded my own demo CD at 19.
☆ I have travelled to Rarotonga, Scotland, Ireland, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Bali.
☆ I moved countries by myself
☆ I got my drivers license and a cute little Honda Jazz
☆ I started my own business and knew when to change direction with it (better late than never)
☆ I have stuck with my personal trainer for 12 months
☆ I do still rent my apartment, but I do own a washing machine, fridge, dining table, bed and fold out sofa bed.
☆ I managed to snag the best boyfriend in the world (don’t ask for tips, I have no idea how I did it)!
☆ I am no longer in credit card debt
I think it’s important to remember everything that you have accomplished (and believe me, it’s not easy – this short list took me hours to complete), because too often we dwell on where we thought we would be and who we thougth we would be by a certain age.
Celebrate everything that you are great at and proud of. Do it today. Do it right now, go on!