I celebrated my 24th birthday this week and I’ve felt this week was really pleasant and kind to me which has been a relief. Recently, I’ve been looking less forward to birthdays as they represent getting older and it’s still something that terrifies me. I want to be at a point of my life where I’m happy with what I’ve achieved. I definitely can see a quarter-life crisis looming. Jokes. I’ve already had that multiple times but at least I won’t be 25 until next year.
On my 23rd birthday, I came up with 22 lessons I learnt when I was 22 which you can read here. A lot of things still resonate with me which shows that my morals and attitudes haven’t much changed. From investing in yourself and knowledge to appreciating where I am in life to learning to not be jealous of other’s success. I still have a Tik Tok obsession. I’m slightly concerned but proud of it. It’s a fabulous app and it makes me feel young.
As I’ve gotten older, birthday gifts and celebrations are less important to me. It is the lessons I’ve learnt and becoming a better, more confident and authentic me that I value the most. I’ve learnt to care less what others think of me and experience life the way I want. To me, there isn’t a point dwelling on disappointments, regrets and setbacks. Learn to forgive and let go. The only way you’ll be able to get what you want is to fight for it. Nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter. You are the only person responsible for your happiness so don’t expect others to give that to you.
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I guess my 23rd year of life made me a bit of a selfish person. Going back to the statement that you have to care less of what people think is that you will not be able to please everyone so please yourself. In this covid environment, I’ve put a priority on self-care and self-love. Even as simple as doing a skincare routine. If you asked me a year ago what retinol or hyaluronic acid, I wouldn’t have a clue. I’ve been more assertive by saying no much more than I ever have. I’ve become really comfortable with my introversion and it feels really genuine.
Free time is limited as an adult. I work a majority of the week so spend time doing things you enjoy with people you enjoy. I am optimistic with what the future holds. Tauruses are known for security and comfort so the idea of not knowing what my future holds daunts me. However, during my 24th year, I’ll make every effort to improve and hope to change my physical and social environment if desired. I definitely am eager to change my working and living environment after this covid landscape.
I am incredibly excited that it is Taurus season and to my fellow Tauruses, have a belated birthday this year! Be as deeply and beautifully stubborn as you want and am manifesting creativity, productivity and everything else you desire.