I’ve made it to a quarter of a century.
I can now legally rent a car. However, I am no longer eligible to pay VIA rail youth rates. But, who needs youth rates when I can rent a Mercedes, AMIRITE?! Why this is the first thing I’m bringing up on my 25th birthday, I have no idea..
Moving right along, the below are goals I set for myself on my last birthday (aka, all I wanted to accomplish at 24), here is how I did:
1. I WILL become more confident.
This was a rocky road but, I whole heartily believe I am far more confident than I was a year ago. I have more to learn about confidence (obvs) but I notice my head is held higher and I listen/trust myself with less second guessing. Confidence is not about being center of attention or being extremely extraverted, which a lot of people mistake is the definition. Confidence is believing in yourself, thinking positive thoughts and trusting your decisions. When someone says, “you need more confidence,” it’s gut-wrenching to hear. You think something is wrong with you when in fact, nothing is wrong. Confidence is saying “yes I can,” and doing your best. Keep your head up and confidence will instill within naturally.
2. I WILL take on a leadership role.
Head coach for an All Abilities soccer program and promoted to an Account Executive role at work. Leadership roles on fleek.
3. I WILL push myself to achieve more than I ever thought possible.
I am slowly on my way to achieving a few long term goals. The path is officially in front of me, I simply need to skip along. Don’t stop, get it get it.
4. I WILL go to a foreign place I’ve never been before.
What about planning on going to foreign places.. I’m counting it because, I make the rules here. I leave for Japan in less than a month!!
5. I WILL be smarter with my money. Moving out would be great and all, but for the next year I’m giving up on this whole ‘moving out’ deal (sobs, so many sobs). It’s just not going to happen and I have to be real with my expectations. As a result, I’m being smart with my money and saving it.
I put enough in my piggy bank to be able to afford two months of travel. Plus the whole moving out deal, if the stars align and my birthday wish comes true, I will be moved out by February. Here’s hoping..
Now, onto NEW goals for 25-year old Jessica:
1. I WILL leave my comfort zone.
2. I WILL start living a life that make ME happy, not one that will please someone else.
3. I WILL be more independent.
4. I WILL learn a new language.
5. I WILL start building my empire (LOL.. the time has come)
Oh hey, while I still have your attention, here is a video I created about the 25 things I’ve learned in 25 years. I hope you like it. 🙂 Thank you to my friends and family for all your birthday love and support, it’s much appreciated and never goes unnoticed. Cheers to 25!!