Cheers To Another Year Around The Sun

Hello, friends of the digital world! I’m back on the blog after a short hiatus. I was trying to figure out my crazy schedule over the past couple weeks, so that’s why I’ve been so MIA. Time management is something I’m learning to be more productive at, and my recent career change has proven to be quite the test for me, in terms of time management.

 On a random side note, I think I’m going to cut down my posts to once a week — for now! I wish I had more time on my hands to spend on this blog, but one post is all I can handle without over-stressing myself.

Any who, I wanted to share a new blog post with you all today! I recently celebrated my 24th birthday, and to say I’m feeling nostalgic would be an understatement. Have you ever had one of those birthdays where everything you’ve been wondering about just magically became clear, all at the same time? That’s honestly how this birthday felt. Like a day of figuring it all out — well, sort of.

This was my first birthday back in Cleveland since I turned 18 years old, so in my mind it makes sense that this particular year was significant for me. I’ve learned a lot about myself over the years, and I feel like I have so much more clarity about the inner workings of life than I did one year ago.

Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery to alter your perspective.

Leading up to my 24th birthday, I started to feel more pressure to have it all figured out, and by that I mean adulthood.

Well, NEWS FLASH — I don’t have adulthood figured out in the slightest.

So far, 24 has been the age where people have started to ask me about my future plans. People wondering about where I’ll plant my roots, or asking my thoughts on marriage and kids — which is all fine and dandy, but like, let’s slow down here, people.

Some get married at 24. Some start having kids or buy their first home at 24. But me at 24, yeaaaaaah, I’m not going to be doing any of those things. Disclaimer: this isn’t me saying that 24 is too young to do those things, because it’s totally not! It’s just too soon for me in my life at this exact moment, ya know?!

I’m not ready for those monumental events of early adulthood, and that’s a-okay. I think the universe, or whatever higher being you believe in, has a plan for all of us. Life is all about figuring out who we want to be in this world, and for right now, I’m definitely not getting married, or having kids, or buying any type of property.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but why is there so much pressure in regard to ‘deadlines’ or ‘timelines’ for when we should start doing things in our adult lives?

I just want to live my life — no timelines — and that’s exactly what I plan on doing.

Do I know where I’ll be in a year, or five years, or ten years? No. I literally have no idea — but that’s just how I roll!

So, cheers to another journey around the sun! I’m excited to have all of your support throughout my adventures on Stylishly Good Vibes.

As always, keep up to date with what I’m up to by following me on Instagram @stylishlygoodvibes.

Until next time!

Alicia <3

Blouse* (Caite), Coat (Anthropologie), Jeans (Levi’s), + Hat (Aldo Accessories)

*This asterisk (*) notes that an item within this blog post was gifted to me by a company. All opinions are my own.

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