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Third blogiversary

22 Feb

Happy three years to my blog! I spent some time these past few weeks reading through old posts, and I noticed how much I’ve changed since I first started writing. Three years ago I was 22 years old, less than a year out of school, living with my parents, unsure of myself and incredibly insecure at times. The early part of your twenties is super uncomfortable. You’re trying to find your way, supposedly part of the adult world but not really feeling like an adult.

I’m aware more than ever of how important your twenties are for self-discovery. In my first blog post I shared this line: Your twenties are foundational years and should not be wasted or lived unintentionally. It truly is a decade of growing up. It’s funny each year how much you change. I know who I am. I can see how much I’ve matured. I’m more comfortable in my skin.

And I feel proud of the chances I’ve taken.

I decided to make a long-distance relationship work – something that’s been anything but easy. In fact, looking back at old posts, there were times when I was downright miserable. Part of this was the uncertainty of it all. But distance is not for the weak. I’ve learned to trust my heart.

I’ve left jobs (good jobs with awesome co-workers) in pursuit of feeling more fulfilled. I was always looking for the next opportunity to grow. Becoming complacent wouldn’t help me improve. I’ve used my early career to explore different jobs and find what’s right for me. Find what makes me happy.

I also spent money on travel. And while this could have gone to savings or designer purses or a car payment – I have an appreciation for the world that I otherwise wouldn’t. Travel has been my liberator. It has changed me more than anything else. I’m still amazed at how much of the world I have yet to see.

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So happy blogiversary! And thanks for staying along for the ride.

P.S. In case you’re interested, my first blog post, first blogiversary and second blogiversary.

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