My birthday is on Saturday (stay tuned for our biggest sale ever in the boutique!) and I can’t believe I’m turning 25. It feels like such a grown-up age! On the one hand, graduation hardly feels like it was three years ago; on the other, I have friends who are buying homes and getting engaged and talking about babies. Where does the time go?! I have no idea where I’ll be at age 30 but if the next five years are anything like the last five (literally everything has changed!), I think there’s plenty to be excited about.
Age is such a funny thing, isn’t it? I know 25 isn’t old per se but it’s definitely a crossroads for my peer group. All anyone seems to talk about is how much longer they plan to live in New York, whether they’re dating the person they’re going to marry, what career changes they’re contemplating… They’re all very real decisions with serious long-term consequences. The big decisions we’ve made up until this point (where to go to college, which subject to major in, where to live after graduation) kind of pale in comparison. It’s exhilarating and scary and fascinating at the same time.
I’m curious to know your thoughts on age and birthdays and growing up. How do you celebrate your birthday? How do you feel about your age? Are you where you thought you’d be? Are you excited about getting older? And the age-old (ha) question: where do you see yourself five years from now? This birthday girl is all ears. xx