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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My last day of being 21.


I've always lived in the future. I remember being a little kid and thinking "when I'm 22 I'll be like this...." and list of all the things I wanted to be. Tomorrow on the 22nd of January, I turn 22 and I'm so different and so far off the person eight-year-old me wanted to be.

For years I just thought if I wanted it enough it would happen - that the universe would somehow hand it to me but lately I've realised that it was wishful thinking and that I have to take steps to make it happen.

One of my biggest dreams is to move back to Sydney - we left when I was 8 years old but it still feels like home. For some reason I haven't made it back there yet, but now I'm actively saving money so I can make my dream a reality in 2015. Another thing I really want to do is experience more things - I want to do typical things people to when they're in their twenties - I want to make mistakes, get my heart broken, find myself and so much more.

Here's to finally being 22.

Love,
Erin

8 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I am so nervous to turn 20 in a few months. I can only imagine! 22 is a great year though i am sure. xx

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    1. Thank you! I was extremely nervous about turning 20 as well but it ended up being fine :)

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  2. Happy birthday!! I adore this post, I so agree. I felt like this when I got 21 last year, but just with a little more confusion I guess. I couldn't believe I 'already' turned 21 without having 'only' achieved this much. My attitude has changed a bit since then luckily, I'm trying to be less harsh to myself and like you: experience more things. Have a great year!!

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    1. Thanks so much Louise!

      Yeah I felt it at 21 too, even more than I do this year. But I was in a much worse place a year ago so my outlook was a lot more negative. I achieved so much in 2013 and I'm just so grateful that turning 22 I can honestly say I've changed and have a lot more direction in my life. It's a great feeling when you can be truly proud of yourself. :) x

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  3. Happy birthday,I think this is one of the best posts I have ever red!

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  4. happy birthday! so sorry i missed it. and i think the person we want to be changes along the way. maybe you're not who you thought you'd be but maybe you're a lot more you. maybe? anyway, sydney would love to have you back. :)

    and your new layout looks lovely!

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    1. Honestly don't worry about it :) I definitely think I'm becoming a lot more 'me' - probably because I have gotten rid of anyone who tries to tell me who I am is wrong or tries to turn me into someone else. It's weird though, I really did change so much last year.

      Thanks love <3 I'll be in Sydney soon (April, to be precise... for the John Mayer concert).

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