They say that age is just a number. Youth and adulthood are determined by your disposition and outlook in life. I just turned 25 recently but I feel like I'm still 18 - not that I am immature or anything of the sort (though I do have my childish moments), but because I feel young and I want to live like I'm young. 25 is still pretty young though, right?
For the past 25 years of my life, I can say that I have had so many ups and downs; so many controversies to overcome; and, so many battles to win. Despite having many troughs, I believe they have helped me become a better person because of the lessons I have learned from those experiences. And then there are those apexes which I will forever be grateful for allowing me to experience them.
I am only 25 and it is quite obvious that I have yet to experience more things. But one thing I learned from living for 25 years is that life will always be a series for apexes and troughs. One day you're at your peak and the next day you are at the bottom of the ocean. While it may be depressing to have those low points, it is where we become more mature, stronger, and more knowledgeable. Without these low points, we can never appreciate the high points and work harder to maintain it. Life will never be perfect and it will continue to challenge us and give us hurdles to overcome.
My life was never perfect; though I used to believe that it is. I have always been a sheltered child and I only learned how to use public transportation when I was already in High School (and mind you, I never had to travel far). I always get good grades in school, I am able to socialize well with other people, and my teachers have always liked me. I always felt good about my life and thought I will never have any problems. I was simple-minded as a child and I never thought life is/will be complicated. Oh, the innocence of a child! But as I got older, I had more responsibilities on my shoulder and due to certain "experiences" I grew aware that life is never that easy. It is not as perfect and simple as I thought it is. I always thought I will always be on top that it actually made it very difficult for me to cope when I experienced my first "down" moment. It was a depressing moment. But somehow, I survived and was able to pull myself out of it. You just have to accept that life will never be perfect and it can never be fair (at least in my eyes, it is not fair).
There are so many things to talk about when it comes to life lessons. But with only 25 years in experience, I don't think I am in authority to teach them to anyone. And I always believe that lessons in life are best taught by experience. No matter how much I expound on them, none of you will be able to really understand it unless you learn it yourself. So with this, I end this post. :)
I hope all of you will continue to cheer me on as I add more years in my life and more lessons to learn.
Floral Hairpin: Forever 21 | Top: Cotton On | Skirt: Jellybean | Shoes: Asos
Necklace: Forever 21 | Cuff: Accessorize
Have a great week ahead! :)