25 Things About Being 25 + My Birthday Giveaway

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You guys!!!!!

I’m a quarter of a century today! The big 2-5!

Not quite thirty yet, but way more mature than me at 20.

WAY MORE.

Anyway, I absolutely love my birthday because every year, it’s a chance for me to reflect on how grateful I am for everything awesome in my life.

I mean, good stuff is going on guys!

Wedding 88 days from now…a new house almost ready for us to move into…family…friends…my blog is bringing in some income!

I have zero complaints.

I am truly blessed.

So I decided to put together a list of 25 things about being 25, because I’ve learned a lot in my life so far, and I’m extremely happy to have reached this milestone.

And twenty years from now, I want to remember what my life was like at 25.

And maybe some of you can relate to these.

So here’s what my life looks like right now at 25, and I couldn’t be happier.

  1. My 15 year old brother has more friends than I do.
  2. Brunch is a much better idea than grabbing dinner.
  3. My “little” cousins are now starting college.
  4. Just the possibility of going to bed before 9 makes me cry tears of joy.
  5. My bank account is depressing most days. Seeing how much money I spend on food makes me feel like I really should weigh 400lbs.
  6. Wrinkles. Damn, wrinkles.
  7. I’m finally starting to feel like a grown up at work.
  8. I no longer have the energy to force relationships.
  9. I’m totally over trying to please everyone. You like me? Good! You don’t like me? Ehh..too bad!
  10. Going to a restaurant by myself is not only something that I can do now, it’s actually kinda nice.
  11. I’m starting to buy quality fashion pieces, even if it means saving up some money and shopping less frequently.
  12. I don’t fight with my mom EVERY time we talk.
  13. I’ll be a homeowner in 2 months, and I’ll finally be INVESTING in something that’s really mine.
  14. HGTV is always on the tv.
  15. I’m actually excited about learning how to cook.
  16. Gray hairs. Plural. No longer just one random one. Nope, they have friends now.
  17. I’m owning my side-hustle and finally having the courage to tell people, yes, I’m a blogger.
  18. I’m realizing the kind of lifestyle I want, and looking for a job that will allow me to have that.
  19. I’m making room in my home for the things that make me happiest.
  20. I have zero problem with voicing my opinions.
  21. Every other week, I’m sticking to a no-carb diet.
  22. I feel extremely accomplished, and I’m very proud of all that I’ve gone through this far.
  23. Having no debt feels absolutely amazing.
  24. Yoga is life.
  25. I’ve totally come to terms with the fact that everything is temporary. The good, and the bad. So the good stuff, I’m embracing fully, and the bad stuff, I don’t dwell on it so much. It’ll be over in no time.

Yep, that’s my life in a nutshell! And I’m loving every second of it!

And to continue the celebrations, I decided to host a little giveaway for you guys! Because you’re my friends too, and I’m so happy to have you all in my life! My life has changed drastically because of this community, and because of your support, so a HUGE THANK YOU for that!

YOU GUYS ROCK, so one lucky winner’s gunna be getting all this stuff I found at Target’s Dollar Spot! I had to do some digging, but they really had some super cute things!

The Milano cookies weren’t a dollar, but dude, who doesn’t like those??

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Oh, and I’ll also be throwing in this wristlet from one of my favorite Etsy Shops, Everglam.

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Thanks for everything guys!!! Have a fabulous week, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!!

 

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62 Comments

  1. Liz Joiner

    August 10, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Happy birthday!!!! how exciting, I turn 25 next year.

    I definitely agree with so many of the items on this list. Number 25 is the most important. Everything is temporary, the good, the bad, and the ugly, we just have to remember how much it was an influence to us at the time.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  2. Mattie

    August 10, 2015 at 12:38 am

    I’ll be 25 in a month and a half! I totally vote brunch over dinner, and I don’t understand why food is so expensive. My bank account is so depressing. I just started my blog a couple of months ago so I haven’t really ‘gone public’ but I hope someday I’ll be brave enough to!

  3. Rachel G

    August 10, 2015 at 1:50 am

    I’ll be 25 on my next birthday. Thankfully the gray hairs haven’t begun to set in yet. 🙂 I can’t imagine being close to being able to buy a house–though I feel like I’m already quite the cooking expert. haha! We all have our different things.

  4. LisaLDN

    August 10, 2015 at 5:26 am

    How exciting! I turn 25 next, and loved all these points 😀

  5. Nichole aka CuppaGeek

    August 10, 2015 at 6:57 am

    I remember 25. My first tattoo. I was pregnant for the first time. Became a supervisor at my job. Lots of things happened that year. Happy 25th! I love the list you have. So goal oriented. Wish I would have been that way at 25!

  6. Olivia DeFilippo

    August 10, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Love this giveaway!! & duh Milanos are the best thing ever!! 🙂
    http://www.stylebyliv.com

  7. MsCrookedHalo

    August 10, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Happy Birthday! I passed 25 about 16 years ago and my oldest child is already 20. I like the idea of making a list of where you are now to look back on years from now.

  8. Alexandra

    August 10, 2015 at 9:00 am

    A big happy birthday to you! And I love the idea of a list – you should make one each year, but add an item for the extra year of life 🙂

  9. Anna @ Your Healthy Place

    August 10, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Great giveaway and happy birthday! I freaked out about turning 25 (and had a – slightly smaller – freak out about turning 30 a month ago!) but it’s a great age and it sounds like your attitude about it will take you far!

  10. Amber

    August 10, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Happy Birthday!! 🙂
    I love making lists for birthdays, so I loved reading yours! I just turned 24, so soon I’ll be 25 and I’m only half scared of it! 😉 I hope I’ll be able to accomplish some of what you have by then (prime example: actually enjoying the learning experience of cooking haha)

  11. Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    August 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Happy Birthday! I love your lists and your links. I hope you enjoy the next 25!

  12. Sarah Ma

    August 10, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Happy 25th! Hope your birthday is fantastic!

  13. Gina

    August 10, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Happy Birthday! I love your positive attitude!

  14. LaTanya T

    August 10, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Happy Birthday!

  15. Emma

    August 10, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Happy birthday! 25 is a great year – I hope you enjoy every minute of it!

  16. amy guillaume linderman

    August 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    happy bday! i love target and all it’s fun goodies

  17. Taylor

    August 10, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    This is too cute! Happy birthday!!

  18. Joy

    August 10, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I am about to be 26 – enjoy your 25th year, gal! It goes fast 🙂
    Okay.
    #5 PREACH
    #8 Preach it LOUDER
    #13 is sooooo fun. We just got our first house and it’s so rewarding. In fact, we just started a blog as a married couple and we’re chronicling our renovations and little ditties. So check it out, it might be helpful for you! http://www.theaccidentalhouseblog.com
    Blessings on the the 2-5, girl!

  19. Shauna

    August 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Happy happy birthday!!! 25 is pretty grown up, sounds like you have established quite a lot of things that I had only hoped to establish at 25! 🙂

  20. Danielle Greco

    August 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    haha omg I am dying!!!! I am 25 … 26 next month and this is SOOOO TRUE! # 8 and 9… YES! HGTV… YEP! lol pretty funny how similar that list is to my life! Are we twins?! lol! Great post girl! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Cheers to our wrinkles!

    Danielle Greco
    AccordingtoD.com

  21. Carly @ FitLiving blog

    August 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Happy Birthday! As I am about to turn 26, I can totally relate to most of things on your list. Homeownership and a wedding both came in my 25th year and they were big, but amazing, changes!

  22. Mistle

    August 10, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I remember how much I dreaded turning 25 only because I was half way to 30. Now I will be 30 in May and now I am like gosh…I’ll take 25 again! It’s great that you have a positive outlook at being 25. I absolutely love being in bed by 9 and am grateful when I am. My little cousins as well have started college and it’s so odd. Once you get older you learn that trying to please everyone is not important anymore, pleasing yourself is. Also, the whole not arguing with your mom thing…feel you on that one. Happy Birthday!

  23. Crysta

    August 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Love your list. Brunch and yoga are the best. Happy birthday!

  24. Shannon Ketchum

    August 10, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Happy birthday and congratulations :). Reflecting on everything you are grateful for is such a good practice. I am going to start doing that every year! I don’t let a day go by that I’m not grateful for my life and the people in it, but making a list like that is such a great idea. Things change so quickly and we need to take the time to reflect and appreciate our blessings.

  25. Lisa

    August 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Happy Birthday!! That list is so true!

  26. Samantha

    August 10, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Congrats on turning 25! You’ve inspired me and I think I might write a 26 post! 😀

  27. Danica

    August 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

  28. Selma

    August 10, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!! Being 25 was my favorite thing!! Enjoy it to the fullest!!! 🙂 And yes, HGTV and Yoga are awesome…just those damn wrinkles need to appear when we all turn 50.

  29. Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog

    August 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I love this list! I just said goodbye to 25 and hello to 26. I love being more comfortable in my own skin every year. It’s the best feeling, even if that skin does have more dang wrinkles than I would like. Happy Birthday!

  30. cassie

    August 10, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    25 is a nice round number 🙂 have a great bday !!

  31. Stacey @StaceyHomemaker

    August 10, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Oh how I relate to all of these points. I’m turning 27 in two weeks and I’m dreading it, I like 25 so much better. Food is SO expensive, owning a house is tough, and I have grey hairs too. I think they invited all their friends and family to come join them because I’ve found lots more recently! Boo. My fiancé says the blog gives me grey hair but I say it’s hit fault! Haha. Congrats on your upcoming wedding and moving into your new home! It’s an exciting time!

  32. Sharill Y

    August 10, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Happy Birthday. hahaha I enjoyed so much reading your list. I can see a bit of myself there. I will be 26 this year and I wanna cry! Where did time go? I was 18 yesterday? I figured I wasn’t a teenager anymore when I stopped fighting with my mom (just like you said) hahahaha! Now I miss her and wish I could have her even half of the time I fought with her. <3 Thanks for the cookies 😉

  33. DJ

    August 10, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

  34. Emily

    August 10, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Have a very happy birthday from Createyou86!

  35. Fresh,pure,sweet

    August 10, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Great list, and now I need to look through the target dollar bin again! 🙂

  36. Steph D.

    August 10, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Awesome post. Also, thanks for the opportunity to win all these cool things! 🙂

  37. Natalie

    August 10, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope this year is the best one yet 🙂

  38. Gema Díaz

    August 11, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Happy Birthday!!
    I love birthday too and love the idea of the other week no carbs!!

    Xoxo
    Gema from belovedgems.org

  39. DT

    August 11, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Happy birthday 🙂 Your list is amazing.. I could relate to so much on that…
    I also need to get on a no-carb diet … but keep losing the motivation!
    —DT | Here I Scribble

  40. Ronda

    August 11, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Happy Birthday. Love your list. I say a lot of these things in some way or another every day.

  41. Elizabeth B

    August 11, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Happy, happy birthday!

  42. Erica Musyt

    August 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Happy Birthday! You’re so lucky to be realizing some of this at 25. I’ll be 32 at the end of the month and am only beginning to realize a few of these. Love your blog #authenticbloggers

  43. Bena Wilbern

    August 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I do hope that it was the best one yet! 🙂

  44. Abby Barge

    August 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Glad to know I’m not the only one who feels like they mostly have their life together, except for things like bank accounts and trying to stick to some kind of clean eating every other week. 🙂 You’re an inspiration!

  45. Megan Fussell

    August 12, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Happy, happy birthday lady! What a fabulous way to celebrate. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  46. Tara Simone

    August 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Happy Birthday, I hope you enjoyed it!

  47. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    August 12, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Happy Birthday – <3 xo

  48. Elisabeth

    August 14, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Happy 25th birthday!!! I’m 26 and I think all of these apply to me too! 😉

  49. Sandy

    August 14, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Happy Birthday!:) What a fun little celebration, I love the idea of doing a giveaway like this! Hope you’ve had a fabulous time celebrating, enjoy your lovely 20’s!

  50. dari

    August 15, 2015 at 3:53 am

    There are people who don’t like you?!

  51. Emily Smith

    August 15, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I don’t remember much about being 25. I had a 3 year old, a 2 year old and an infant. All boys, kept me VERY busy.

  52. Jenna

    August 15, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I love target, although the target fairy always draws me into buying things I didn’t originally go in there for!

  53. Aditi

    August 16, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Happy Birthday girl! I’m also a part of the HCBN and must say, you always have such interesting and engaging posts 🙂 This would be an awesome giveaway! xoxo

    http://www.ADIMAY.com

  54. wen budro

    August 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Happy 25th Birthday!!! You seem pretty together for 25……Kudos!!!

  55. laurie murley

    August 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Happy Birthday, hope you had a great one. thanks for this great giveawy

  56. Jennifer Scheldberg

    August 16, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Very cool giveaway and so gernerous.

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