I have grown so much as a person in my twenties. I guess most people my age are just finishing up graduate school or are just entering the work force, and enjoying parting, hanging with friends and have minimal responsibilities; me? Not the case. My life is full of responsibility and stress, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I made the decision when I was 20 years old that finishing up my bachelor’s and master’s degree was something I wanted to do while working full-time. I didn’t want all those student loans that my friends have (I actually just finished paying off all my undergrad loans; now I only grad loans left), and I didn’t want to leave college with no practical experience. I wanted to be involved with my community and be able to say I already have 4 years of experience in HR and administration, when I was 24 years old.
Life Is Like a Sea of Waves
What I didn’t realize was how much life changes when you “grow up”. Not in a bad way, but what I mean is, life is always fluctuating. It’s like a sea of waves. One minute I am focused (or stressed) on one thing, and the next minute, I am spending all my energy on the next. I am slowly early how important it is to have a healthy balance between a career that I actually enjoy, friends, family, our dogs, date nights, volunteer organizations, startup projects, my blog and everything else that is extremely important to me. Some months I give more attention to those certain areas in my life that need immediate attention, while the rest lay at a standstill for a bit.
I have missed blogging and writing so much. Even if no one else reads what I write, it feels good to just release my thoughts, ideas and share bits and pieces of my life with the “world”. I am so proud of how far Matt and I have come over the last 5 years. We work very hard, day in and day out, to reach the goals we set for ourselves. Through all the highs and lows we have faced in our lives, we always have been able to keep a positive attitude and get through all our obstacles; together.
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Sooner than later,