Monday, June 24, 2013

My Birthday

It's my birthday today. I'm 27 years old. I have had problems with my birthday the last few years because I always feel like I am not where I should be for someone my age. I watch everyone around me pursuing careers and moving forward in their lives and I always feel like there is something wrong with me because I'm stuck. I always felt defective. This year, I don't. I've realized that everyone begins finding themselves in their 20's and everyone does so in different ways. The fact that I'm not what society says I should be doesn't mean anything. I have had to go through my own process, my own way, and I'm where I need to be. I'm also taking steps towards my future. Frankly, that should be celebrated, no matter what age it happens. So, this year, I'm going to focus on what I have accomplished instead of what I haven't. The time will come for me. So, here's what I have accomplished this year and I'm quite proud of them.

1. Figured out I want to pursue Journal Therapy Facilitation
2. Came up with a plan to pursue Journal Therapy Facilitation
3. Figured out I want to move to Atlanta
4. Sold my useless car which gives me a good start towards getting one that works
5. Discovered Coursera, which will help me continue my education
6. Learned significantly more about myself, my personality and how I operate
7. Learned more about poetry and practiced more

In the grand scheme of these, many of these are a big deal. I'm in such a good place compared to where I was for the past few years. I still have a long way to go, but for the first time in a long time, I feel like I'm on my way.


  1. Letting things happen will never bring about change! Make them happen! Be in control! And the feeling is good! It energises you to do more! A very positive post!

    1. So true! It took me a long time to learn that and even longer to get up the courage to make changes.


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