Yay for birthdays!

I turned 21 today! Yay for October 20th!! I’m sick so that’s kind of sad, but it sure was a beautiful day outside and for that I can be happy. ALSO, one of my closest friends stopped by with balloons and flowers and that just made my day so much brighter 🙂 I love her! I also love that I’m in my 20’s! Even though it’s been kind of a rough start on a few different levels, I have a really good feeling about these next few years. Things are looking up! As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become obsessed with making goals for myself, especially on my birthday. It’s like a new chapter in my life! Especially considering my circumstances right now. I absolutely never thought I’d switch my major. Or switch schools. And I definitely never thought I’d be taking a year off, living back at home, and working instead of taking classes. It’s been interesting and I’m so excited to find out where I’m headed off to next! I set goals for myself on a daily basis. Sometimes they’re huge and sometimes they’re pretty small, but either way I love the feeling of accomplishment once I’ve reached those goals. And with that, I present you with my goals for my 21 year old self. Thank you and enjoy:

1. Buy a car.

Yes, I’m a carless 21 year old and yes, it’s awful. It’s been working out in ways, but I’d have so much more freedom with my own car. I think it’s about time I got on that!

2. Grow deeper spiritually.

I want to take things to an entirely new level for me and God. Whatever that looks like, it’s going to happen, and it’s going to be awesome.

3. Explore the vegan lifestyle. GASP! What!? Yeah, you heard me (..or..read me?)

As some of you may know, my body is extremely, extremely sensitive and complex when it comes to food. I can’t figure it, or I’ll get too overwhelmed and not be as careful as I should with it. And then it backfires and I get really sick. Hence, me being sick on my birthday. YAY! But seriously, meat is something that gives me stomach pain whenever I eat it. And I’m already not supposed to have any dairy. So, why not? I’m into it and I know my body would thank me. And I would feel better emotionally, mentally, and physically. The power of food absolutely blows my mind. It’s soooo intriguing to learn about! Seriously fascinating! And since I don’t exactly have the choice of not always caring what I put into my body as many of you do, I might as well go all out. Go big or go home, right?

4. Become the best version of myself.

I don’t think that’s wrong or selfish. I think that it makes perfect sense and is totally ok to strive to be the best you can be. After all, my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and I intend to treat it that way. The physical aspect is only one component of being the best version of myself though. It includes everything from spiritual, emotional, and physical parts. I have definitely been struggling in certain areas in my life lately, but you know.. that simply goes to show that I’m human. I fall, but I always get back up. Even though this struggle has lasted much longer than I’d like to admit, I’m taking steps to figure my crap out and that’s what’s important. I’m incredibly thankful for those in my life who have been more than patient with me as I go through this season. It’s been quite the journey! I’m not ready to share about it, so I apologize for being so vague. But you get the idea of this goal.

5. Stop procrastinating on annoying, tedious paper work things.

Ugh, I’m the worst when it comes to paper work. THE worst! It stresses me out and overwhelms me to no end so I try to wait until the very last second to get it done. How dumb is that?? I need to work on this area of my life lol. For real though you guys.

P.s.. Please enjoy my birthday song that I have carefully chosen for myself. Oh, and feel free to dance.


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