When I was in fashion school – a year ago- one of the most important Fashion History lessons we had was about the “roaring 20s” and how at that specific decade fashion was at its very best (feel free to Google it, I know I’m right).
This post, however, is not about fashion or about fashion school.
When I am talking about the “roaring 20s” in this post, I am referring to the decade that’s bound to play an important part in my life. Yes, world, it’s my birthday!
I am entering an important, life-changing decade and although I am excited to be growing up and constantly learning something new about the world and myself, I can’t help but being a little worried. You know, they say that your 20s should be your selfish years. A decade filled with adventures, trips, people, education and every thing – any thing that can change and elevate your soul. It has a point, when you are 20 years old you literally have a whole life ahead of you to be a young adult who’s making mistakes and learning from them, a whole life to change you mind, meet new people, get into situations that confuse and teach you important life lessons about the world.
When you are 20 years old you start building your character while knowing that this will be the product of yourself. At times, I say to myself that I know exactly who I want to be, but do I really? Countless questions are twirling inside my head, while a sense of worry fills me up when I think about all the things that I want to do and worry about the time that I have in my hands. On one hand, I think that I have to make the best of it and not let the time fly away from my hands (because honestly, even I don’t know when did I grow up so much), that I have to take advantage of it quickly and do one thing after the othe just so I can tick off every single thing off my bucket list. On the other hand, a part of my starts laughing with that ridiculous worries. You know why? Because I am 20 years old and nothing of that matters. Time flies only when you are taking advantage of it, when you fill up your life with adventures, people and activities, when you are doing things that you love – that’s when life seems like it’s passing you by too fast. Sure, I am nervous about what the future holds for me, but does it really matter?
If I make sure I enjoy every second of my life, take advantage of every day and every year of this roaring decade, then I will never be sad or dissappointed of myself, because I’d know that I am doing things that I absolutely love.
One of the most important things in my life are the people who I surround myself with. People that despite my complicated personality they are still here, through it all, through my emotinal wreckage journey, through my ups and downs, people who even though I rarely listen to their advices they still insist on giving them to me, just so they can make sure that I don’t ‘lose my mind’ again. I celebrated my birthday with those few people and I couldn’t be happier. They say friends are the family you choose, they couldn’t be more right. I chose them and I wouldn’t change them for the world. I’m sure you have those kind of friends as well, and if you don’t then they will come in your life eventually, trust me.
Technically, my birthday is on October 3rd (mark the date), but we chose to celebrate them a bit earlier due to my job commitments. It’s not easy to find free time when you are working all day long and you are doing a ton of other activities as well to keep your body and soul going, but I am happy that we at least had that night.
A surprise, a very delicious birthday cake, a tiara and a scepter just for me, balloons, presents, food and the people I love. Nope, I need nothing more. The tiara might be a bit too much, but hey, you have to go extra on your birthday, especially when you enter a new decade, you have to be spectacular! I won’t tell you exactly what happened that night, I think that’s a lovely night I have to keep for myself, but know this: it was beautiful because I realized exactly how much loved I am and how I need to appreciate the people around me more. All worries and stupid thoughts aside, I have never felt younger or more thirsty about life. I have never felt this happy or excited or satisfied, even though I still want more. And I will always want more, because if you don’t have high goals in your life, then what are you doing? I’ll tell you what I’m doing. I am living, I am thriving, I am working on myself with myself by myself (as a quote says), because at this age that’s exactly what I’m supposed to do and I want to do it right. Have I set new goals about those years? Sure! Will I add more? Possibly! Will I change and improve? Most likely! Will I do it with a smile on my face? Definetely. So, ladies and gentlemen, happy birthday to me. Cheers to an awesome decade!