25 & So Alive
I celebrated my 25th birthday on April 6th and I am one of those girls who celebrates for the whole month, at least a solid week of being like it’s my birthday everyday and Spencer gets so tired of it like babe it’s one day but not to me. To me it is my favorite holiday to celebrate throughout the year, yes I consider it a holiday & I have always been this way. People keep saying as I get older it will change but I really don’t think it will, I love a reason to get dressed up & definitely love a reason for everything to go Carlita’s Way. It is so crazy to think that I have been through two and half decades of life, I am definitely starting to feel like an old soul which I am completely OK with. Meaning I would much rather spend my Friday night snuggled up on the couch with my dogs and Spencer than out at some noisy bar or club, like to be honest the perfect weekend is one spent outside in good weather with him and the dogs!
24 was an amazing year and one that will always be remember as I bought my first house with Spencer! Then made the major move to quit retail and start a brand new career in I.T. Recruiting and staffing. One thing this past year has taught me is to take the leap, if you fall and fail at least you will learn, if you jump and succeed you will be that much more proud of yourself and what you can accomplish. Be uncomfortable, go to that event alone, buy the shoes. My advice & probably mantra for the year.
Now Carlita 5 years ago would never have thought I would be this “reserved” at 25. Maybe I got my party years out early growing up at Penn State and going out literally being a part of your high school culture. Not saying that I have given up going out completely but I am definitely satisfied with a quaint night at home with a couple of blue moons. What I am realizing most of all is that everyone goes through life at a different pace and it is OK what ever stage you are at as long as you are happy with your life.
Truly take the time to find what it going to bring you true happiness and focus on it! Because surprise no job, no relationship, and no amount of money is going you that feeling of being good even when you’ve had a shitty day. Being able to dig inside & realize what you’re grateful for-that will make a bigger impact on your everyday than you will ever know until you start owning it. This is a conversation you constantly have to have with yourself cause it will change drastically year to year and even month to month depending on what you’re going through, but as long as you can be honest with yourself you’ll find those every day little stresses will start to bother you less & less because you have so much to be thankful for.
Well my rant is over, enjoy some throw back photos because I am so in love with this album my Meme gave me & my birthday dress by For Love & Lemons I am obsessed with that I got at The Geisha House in old city Philly.
Best and drunkest photo for last