Opening up about turning 27 and why I've decided to embrace it rather than dread getting older!
When I was younger, the thought of getting older terrified me. But not anymore.
Next week I turn 27. The dreaded 2 7, it was something I was always like 'gahhhhh how did that happen, can't believe I'm 27 soon', but here I am post-run-cool-down, thinking about the prospect and writing this to you.
I'm no longer dreading getting older or turning 27, but I'm actually looking forward to it! I've never been so sure of myself or my postition in life, I feel like as I'm getting older I grow with courage and wisdom and confidence. Every day I grow more into the adult that I'd always wanted to be.
16 year old me was terrified of what people thought of me, or not knowing what I wanted to do with my life or worrying constantly about how I look. I was so naive and confused about what I wanted from life, there is always so much pressure to 'have your life together' at that age, when the only thing you're *really sure about is what flavour WKD is your favourite LOL.
Nearly 27 year old me couldn't care less about what people think, although there is always a part of me that wants to get on and be liked by everyone, I know that's not always the case, so in life I've decided to stay true to myself; those who are meant to be there will be there. I'm confident and unapologetic in the way I look, training for a marathon is making me feel strong and sexier than ever. I'm saving to buy a house with the love of my life and feeling more ready than ever to start thinking about having kids. I've travelled the world and been to countries I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd ever visit!
Whilst of course there are days when I doubt myself, my career and life choices, I've learnt to accept that its completely natural to have 'those days'. In fact self doubt is kind of healthy in a way, I think it makes you question your decision and leads you to think things through a little more!
I'm feeling more content than ever with life right now, confident that at this moment, this is where I'm meant to be. So, no longer am I dreading getting older or worrying about adding on another year to my age. But instead, im going to embrace getting older, and everything that it comes with, from my body and mind changing to my life priorities shifting.
I'm excited for everything that the big 27 will bring me, for I have a cheeky feeling it's going to be a good'un, from completing the London Marathon and fundraising for an amazing charity; Age UK to an EPIC girls holiday to Vegas with 6 of my best life long friends.
27, you're not going to be bad after all - let's do this!
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Are you embracing getting older or is it something you still dread? What have you learnt with age? Let's embrace becoming grannies together gal pals! <3