So my days as a 21 year old came to an end this week as I turned 22. With every birthday that rolls by, I get this sudden urge to assess everything that I have done thus far but more often than not, I tend to focus on all those things that are STILL on my to-do list. The latter, is usually filled with a slight hint of disappointment as I torture my mind with thoughts on all that I haven’t accomplished yet. Yep…I’m just a real party animal when my birthday comes around.
- Go to university
- Live abroad
- Strengthen my relationship with God
- Go natural (11 months in – woohooo!!)
- A good relationship with a man who is also my best friend (boy that took a while!)
- Join the gym – and actually use it =)
These are just a few things on my ‘things I’ve done’ list and damn it I’m proud! It put me in a much better mood and allowed me to focus on being thankful to God for another year, than feeding negative energy. This however, is not just something that is experienced around Birthday time, but can creep into our everyday lives. Acknowledging our accomplishments at any time can sometimes be just the thing we need at those low times, because we all deserve a pat on the back every now then.