It’s My 25th Birthday! Things I Love About Life!

As you can see from the title, today is my 25th birthday. (Woohoo! God, I am so old. Am I officially too old to have a blog? I hope not.)

I’ve been going to a lot of different seminars lately, paid for by my company – bless them, that is all about positive thinking. I’ve built some really crappy habits over the years that keep me in a rut of repeating these negative beliefs about myself. However, today I’d just like to turn that around and focus on all the things that are great in my life and just be grateful to be around.

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Not much to say here. They are perfect beings. I don’t deserve them.

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I work at a really awesome company where advancement is not only possible, but I already received a promotion within a year and a half. Fingers crossed to getting another one in 2018?!

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I often focus on the one relationship that I am lacking (i.e. mean, alcoholic father), but there are so many wonderful, healthy, and loving relationships that I DO have (awesome sister and brother-in-law, loving boyfriend, and sassy, brunch-loving girlfriends).

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I rarely, if EVER, get sick. It’s amazing. And every year when my work anniversary comes up, I have to take all my personal/vacation time before I lose them forever so I have to take a day or two off each week for the next two months. Which I’m currently in the process of doing.

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I really like to focus on the negative of this.  Yes, I’m 25 and I still live with my parents. That’s the definition of a lazy, mooching millennial. But unfortunately, my parents were not able to send me to college. I had to take out student loans and now I am up to my eyeballs in debt – unable to move out until those debts are paid. I do pay them rent, but where in Houston am I going to rent a place for the amount I pay them? No where. It doesn’t exist. But since I live at home, I am able to save A LOT of money. I’ve paid off one of my student loans already. Two more to go and I will be DEBT FREE.

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Stories like Harry Potter have really shaped me into the person I am today. It’s also a great way to escape reality sometimes when I just need a break from all the shitty things that are currently going on in the world (aka the president). And without books, this blog wouldn’t exist.

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I really love making people laugh. It’s honestly one of my favorite things to do, but it still surprises me when I’m able to make people laugh by saying something off the cuff and I’m just really grateful for that talent!

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My room is a heavenly oasis. I’ve filled it with a bunch of things I love: books on sturdy bookshelves, lots of fandom art prints on my walls, a desk that my boyfriend and I painted white, a fashionable headboard and cute bedding. I just love it a lot. Growing up I wasn’t allowed to paint my walls and never had any furniture that I picked out. It was all hand me downs, but now that I have a job I’m able to buy all those things I couldn’t have and now my bedroom is an outward expression of myself.

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Not much to say here. It’s a god send. My mind has really broadened because of it. I’ve learned so much – not only about acceptance of people who are different from me, but also I learned how to use Photoshop and just yeah… the internet is all around a very useful tool.

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I’ve taken my life for granted so many times. I’ve had so many low points in my life. I suffer with mental illnesses which is a generally crappy thing to have to deal with so I’ve certainly thought “I hate my life,” “I wish I was dead,” etc. And although I was experiencing very real things that made me feel that way, there were other times where I would simply nit pick and choose to focus on all the shitty things going on and ignoring the good. So I think it boils down to practicing in your life to choose happiness and positivity. Focusing on the good really makes me realize that life is worth living.

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And that’s it for me. I definitely think it’s beneficial to focus on the good in your life every once in awhile rather than “stewing” in all the bad.

Hope you’re all having a fabulous day and I will talk to you all later!

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38 thoughts on “It’s My 25th Birthday! Things I Love About Life!

  1. Yay! Happy birthday Bridget!!! And these are all such amazing things to be happy for! And about choosing positivity, I think I’m very naive and ignorant about a lot of things, but, still practising positivity with the ‘little’ things could go a long way to help us shoulder more heavy burdens when/if they come. Congrats! And stay awesome!

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYY!!! & awwww I love this! I love that it’s all the simple things in life that make you happy. That’s amazing. And girl – aint nothin wrong with living with your parents if you can!

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  3. Happy Birthday Bridget. Your list here made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside – it was an absolute delight to read. Yes to the internet – how would us book bloggers even function without wordpress and Goodreads, haha.
    I hope you have a lovely day and make sure to gobble up lots and lots of yummy frosted cakes! 😀

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  4. Happy 25th!!! And, also, congrats on the promotion. 🙂 Good luck to another!

    I do really love the way you went about this. I also still live with my parents at 25, also because of student loan debt and the fact living costs are so high (luckily, my parents would rather I not move out until they know I won’t be drowning in my debt), life is expensive! I have to agree with so many points you gave, and it gives me secondhand happiness seeing all the things you’re thankful for. Great post! 😀

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  5. Happy birthday! This is such a great post, I love everything you listed. I’m also 25 and live at home, no shame!! It’s so hard these days with all the school loans and whatnot, and I get along well with my parents and they don’t mind having me around until I can get on my feet a bit more, because like you said it’s so much easier to save up money this way. And that’s a real accomplishment paying for school all by yourself !!

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