Can any of you relate to start embracing your new age before your actual birthday? Well, since October I’ve been mistaking my age. Safe to say I’m excited to turn 24 because I am eager to experience what this new age will bring. For now I already feel a lot wiser, calmer and less anxious about the future. I genuinely hope these qualities stay rooted in me as I navigate through this new chapter of the 20’s.
This is the first time I celebrate my birthday on the blog. I got inspired to write some vows dedicated to this new phase and I thought it would be due to share it with you all. Here are my 4 vows for 24!
I shall make no excuses
Because excuses usually define the gap between where I am and where I want to be. Polishing my self-discipline and taking accountability for my actions are the approaches I’ll be taking in order to completely ditch excuses, instead of using them to hinder my own progress. As Brian Tracy puts it in his book ”If it’s to be, it’s up to me!”.
I shall try my very best
and nothing less than my best. There is nothing worst than regret. Wishing that you could go back in time and do things differently is always arduous. That is a feeling I am trying to avoid, and I will do so by continuously making sure I’m going to sleep satisfied with what I accomplished during the day.
I shall eat whatever God serves
I made this quote up, one of these days whilst daydreaming. Basically, I shall
(try my best to) not complain. This is intertwined with the premise of being grateful, always grateful. Knowing that someone out there is having it worse than me is enough reason to stop me from complaining about the daily trivialities. Complaints, when repetitive, yield a handful of negative feelings inside of us so it’s best to avoid them.
I shall take the driver’s seat of my life
and no longer leave it to my parents or to life circumstances. I have pretty defined goals, aspirations and plans. It’s my job to get rid of any obstacles that will hinder my progress regardless of their nature. Allowing other people’s opinions or suggestions upon what I do or how I live my life, has become increasingly uneasy to me. If I’m still in this world, blessed to turn 24 then let it be to make myself happy in order to make others happy and not the other way around.
Does any of you has the habit to make birthday vows? It’s like new years resolutions but in a different way. I really enjoyed writing these…perhaps because it was only 4 haha – not sure if I would write 9! Let me know your opinions on the comments.