Well shit. I am officially 20 years old.
(I have been now for a while, since the beginning of May to be exact.)
Seeing as this blog started as something to document my teenage life, it only felt fair to make it full-circle and give you (and my future self) some insight into what I was feeling in the moments leading up to turning 20.
Below you can find a little something I wrote a few minutes away from my birthday.
“I’m ten minutes away from turning 20 and I have this strange feeling of sadness. I have not been particularly looking forward to my birthday and for the longest time, I couldn’t figure out why. Now I think I understand.
I feel this tinge of sadness for my teenage years, for all the memories and experiences I made. It is harder than I thought, letting go of that time period of my life. Somehow it feels like I am saying goodbye to a chapter in my life – like it is coming to an end – and… well, change is scary.
My 20s are uncharted territory, I have no idea what to expect. But what lies ahead is sure to be as educational as what once was. I take the first step towards my new path in hesitation but not without excitement. Teary-eyed I say goodbye to the 6 years in my life full of confusion, love, self-discovery, first times, memories, dreams,… some of the most significant years in my life.
As the clock strikes midnight I open my eyes and welcome the change. For life keeps moving, no matter what. And we must evolve with it.”
- new blog name reveal (SOON!)
- new blog design reveal (SOON!)
I hope you’re just as excited as I am for this new chapter. Turning 20 was definitely a significant milestone in my life, one I got to celebrate with some of my closest friends. And to make this post even more sentimental than it already is…
I would like to thank all of you for sticking with me and giving me all of this incredible support. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by so many creative souls ❤