99 days.

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Today marks 99 days until I turn 27. 27. I can’t believe it. I am officially in my late twenties and there is so much I had planned for myself by this age. Needless to say, I am lacking in some ways but happiest in most. I know, I know… life isn’t a race. Don’t get me wrong, I have never forced myself to be somewhere or do something to meet my age deadline. Lord knows I’ve always done it at a turtle pace just to make sure it’s what I want/need. However, it’s crazy to think about how fast it is all going and as cliche as it sounds… How nothing and everything has changed all at once.

If you asked me as a child, by this age I would be engaged or even married. Am I sad that I’m not? Not even remotely. I’m a little amazed at how many years I’ve managed to avoid relationships and found what my real love was: travelling. It sounds so silly and insane, but it’s true haha. Reflecting on it is the most fun. I never knew as a kid that I would get to see all that I did. I grew up in a family that considered driving an hour distance as a weekend vacation. By the time I was 17, I had only ever been on an airplane 2 times. One of which was to leave where I was born (Iraq) and the other to leave Greece, where my family had immigrated to. Now I’m almost 27 and I’ve seen so much of this beautiful planet. I’ve travelled over 100 times since 10 years ago and I plan to travel just as frequent in the years to come.

I don’t really know what the point of this post was but when I realized I’ll be 27 in 99 days, I felt like I owed it to myself to jot down some of my feelings. In the next 99 days, I’m going in with the mentality that I have to make myself to do something everyday that challenges me or changes me in one way or another. Whether it is an exercise that’ll hurt like hell, helping someone that I’ve never met or fixing a relationship that I may have had troubles with in the past, I am going to challenge myself. By now, I know a few things that I didn’t know just a few years ago. One being that I can’t help how others behave but I sure can control my actions and emotions. Everyone goes through stuff and even though I may not understand it, I can be compassionate in trusting that they’re not being the kindest or their normal self because of their own battles.

I guess that’s all for now, lunch break is coming to a quick end and I need to feed myself something haha have a great week! xx

Ps. This is a countdown app I have on my phone, it is perfect. Key for all of life’s special moments! It’s called dreamdays and it’s only $1.19 🙂

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