This week I turned 27

The years are going by and I’m feeling less and less scared…

You read about when women (especially women) turn 30 they feel more alive and less scared of the 20 something person they were. I’ve realized that being in my 20’s is probably one of the biggest obstacles you as a woman have to face.

Everything you thing will change. Everything you do now will not be part of your life anymore. You will have to grow up, but in a good way.

I didn’t want to turn 25 because my mother decided to freak me out and tell me that turning 25 was a quarter of your life gone.

With that little note of confidence, I began ultimate panic mode and thought, where is this life I’ve created going? What do I have to show for myself? Well, I don’t have a whole lot except I’m one of the few who actually uses their degree everyday. I have a career I can at times be proud of. I get to meet knew people in a small-Ohio town and learn new things everyday.

I’m surrounded by good people and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

There are many things that I would like to accomplish and I’m working on them. It takes time and I have to get used to that.

I’ve been volunteering my time to my community through our local art guild and it has been a wonderful, challenging experience.

This month I have also accomplished being vegetarian/vegan for a full year. It probably has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I feel better and it has been a personal challenge of mine and I knock off my list. I want to take the next challenge and become full vegan and I feel I can I’m just starting slow. My main concern is not the fact I’ve ate cheese and drank milk for years its more of the financial restrictions I have for my monthly budgets but I’ve found some great recipes and great sites that make it very affordable. (More about this specifically later)

I’ve come to realize it is the life you make not life that makes you. That fact is hard and it has taken a long time for me to come to terms with it. I still don’t feel like I’m fully there either. Don’t be discouraged. Keep Smiling.

Simply yours,

Nicole

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