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Turning 26

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I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.

-David Bowie

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I turned 26 in November. Now that it’s been about a month since, I think I finally have some thoughts on the 26 year-old experience. Of course, I first have to start off by acknowledging 25.

25 was a big one for me. I feel like it’s a big one for everyone and it’s something I think I’m going to spend a good part of my life writing about at some point, but when I turned 25 I was very confused. I had a lot of ideas and no focus.

It was over the course of the year that I was able to find my way out of the fog of being 25 and confused and move towards being 26 and confident.

Coming into 26 I feel I have more clarity, confidence, and commitment. Three very big things for me.

I still feel as though I have a lot to figure out — obviously. We’re all constantly evolving and changing and sometimes it feels like I alone am the one on this chaotic journey, but we all are.

Most importantly, I begin my 26th year on this planet realizing I don’t fit the mold and that’s okay.

For now, I look to the future with bright eyes and a sense of trust that wherever life may lead me next is exactly where I’m supposed to go.

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