Well on August 6th I turned 25.
YOWZA. How did I make it here?! I feel like just yesterday I was 14. The years have sure sped by.
I was definitely dreading this birthday, and as it slowly crept up on me I started having weird thoughts like, I should get married! I should buy a house! That good old quarter-century crisis... ha ha.
Well luckily I didn't do anything impulsive like that. I sat down and I looked at my home and thought to myself that for the first time in years, I feel like I'm totally on track. That I'm happy to have my own living space, my own responsibilities, and my autonomy. My whole life I've lived with roommates, or boyfriends, and I've been on my own, really on my own since February of this year and I love it. No need to rush out and buy a house, or get married. Other than my little crisis my 25th birthday was nothing extraordinary, but for me it was.
I spent the first part of my day working, which was a blast and something symbolic for me too - a real indication of growth and change. My coworkers kept asking me why I didn't book the day off. My response was, "Why?" Anybody I cared about spending time with worked during the day as well. If I'd stayed home I would have stayed in my pajamas all day. I got to go to work and spend time with my coworkers which was a lot more fun than staying home watching TV, bored.
I went out for an amazing dinner with my boyfriend. The girls at work helped me pick out a gorgeous dress and I dolled myself up and we went for a nice fancy dinner.
My 25th was slightly monumental for another reason - I spent it sober. On August 23rd I will celebrate 8 months sober and I couldn't be happier.
On August 6th my favorite band (Coheed and Cambria) also announced the pre-sale of their deluxe box for their newest album (The Color Before The Sun) to be released October 9th! While on my break at work I was on my phone in the break room frantically ordering the deluxe box set. This also marks my very first Coheed box set!
So basically my birthday rocked. For a multitude of reasons.
I'm pretty stoked on life right now! Alright 25, what do you got in store for me? I can't wait to find out.
PS - Check out Coheed and Cambria's newest single, You Got Spirit Kid. I'm groovin' on this constantly lately.