I turned 26 a few days ago and realized that I didn’t get the tattoo that I promised myself I would get before I turn this age. A lot of times we don’t get to do the things we thought we would do at a certain age or phase in our life but you know what’s beautiful about it? In the end, by some twisted reason, we end up where were supposed to be.
Twenty six is big, it’s a step towards hitting that number when you no longer get the luxury of bumming around and be irresponsible. At twenty six you’re expected to be a lot, experience a lot and have lived a lot. Growing old is always scary, never thought that I’d get moments when I wish I could turn back time and realize how true what the oldies say about not growing up too fast during the time when I was trying to act like an “adult” to get away with doing “adult” stuff.
So much has happened in a year and I’m looking forward to more exciting things, even the curve balls that life throws at us. One of the important things I’m looking forward to this year is learning and continuously improving my knowledge about my job. I always thought marketing was attending business meetings, dressing pretty, impressing crucial clients or people, but I was wrong. Marketing uses a lot of thinking, strategies. It entails a sleepless nights of research and analyzing. It requires you to be observant and always be current. It asks you to sacrifice a lot of things just to make sure the work is being done right. I can go on and on and on but the point is that, I’m willing to go through all of this because I love what I do and that I’m proud to say I have accomplished the past year - being where I’ve always wanted and dreamed myself to be doing for the rest of my life.
Maybe this year, I’d love to give love a shot. Enough of the one sided love affairs and the crush-hoppings. Maybe I should try how it would be like to be in a relationship with someone. Yikes, the thought of it just gives me goosebumps.
Maybe this year, I’d love to travel more, eat more and read more.
Maybe this year I’d learn how to forgive people and learn to let go of things that have been holding me back.
Maybe this year I’d finally have the chance to get that tattoo.
- Posted on September 3 2012 at 12:34 AM with 1 note
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