20 years. That’s how long my lil blonde, goofy self has been running around this planet. That’s 7300 days, 1043 weeks…175,316 hours living as me. (Well it will be as soon as we hit February 2nd.) February 2nd 1999, just your average Tuesday. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the No.1 sought after book. Meanwhile, Britney Spears ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time‘ is the song on everyone’s lips. It also just happens to be the day my clock on Earth started ticking.
Not to sound like a cliche: but where did time go? When did 20 years pass by? And the more unnerving thing: are the next 20 going to be just as quick??
As I turn 20, I leave behind my teen years and although that may be heartbreaking for my besties, I for one am ready to kiss that era good-bye. For me there are two versions of my teen years; two parallel copies intertwining with each other. One showcases the everyday girl studying English Language, going to Malia with friends and spending too much money on Dominos pizza. Whereas, in version two there’s a girl who’s mum died when she was 15 years old. Losing my best friend, my counsellor and my mum all in one was definitely not in the script of how my life was going to go. So with my teen years overwhelmed by an abundance of happy and sad memories, it’s fair to say I’m ready for a fresh start.
Year No.19 you’ve been a blast.
I moved in with my boyfriend. Got glowy and tanned in Gran Canaria. Saw England almost bring it home with a glass of sangria in my hand. Plus, I’m halfway through university, working two jobs, blogging more than I ever have…feeling like a true working girl. All whilst having an amazing support system of family, my boyfriend, friends and of course my dog Alfie. Personally, I can’t think of a better way to enter a new decade: my twenties!
What am I looking forward to in my twenties?
The best thing about hitting 20, is knowing absolutely nothing. Right now I have no clue what is going to happen in the next few years. At least when I was a teenager I had the semi-structure of going to school and having family dinners every night at 6pm. Right now I am standing in a corridor lined with millions of doors, each leading to a different version of what I could end up doing with my life. And as terrifying as that is, it is also very very exciting…
Here’s to another 20 years filled with love, laughter and making memories with the best people!
I hope I can make you proud Mamma x