Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Why I Named this "It's All Down Hill After 25"

    I remember it like it was yesterday. I waitressed  for years, so most of the women there I grew super close with. The owner's daughter and I were turning 21 and at the time we always went out as a group for everyone's birthday. (If you remember 2015, then you remember the song Trap Queen by Fetty Wap,
it was all any of us were playing, hence the cake.)
We went to Barnaby's and laughed over drinks and appetizers and one by one everyone went around and told us what we had to look forward to now that we were 21. Other than being able to legally drink, I really didn't think much about what the rest of my 20s was going to be like. 19 to 20 felt the same and truthfully I was just ready to drink my way to 22, but it was one person's comment that stuck with me. 
    "Enjoy the next few years because it's all downhill after 25." Now, I will be honest. This comment is one of those comments that you hear, but it doesn't hit you right away. It didn't hit me until I was 25, pregnant, wondering how the heck I got there, but we will get to that story when we get better acquainted.
    What's interesting is that I have had some of the best moments of my life after 25. I got married, had babies, moved across the country, even started my business! All these things happened after 25, yet 25 to now feels like it has been the never ending rollercoaster ride of my life! Filled with so many lessons, stories, tears, and everything else in between. Little did I know how life was going to hit me. No one prepares us for adulthood really. Some handle it a little better than others, but I am not sure if you can even put into words what this 25-35 period really is. Man has it been a ride.
    I am so happy to have this blog to help follow me along the rest of the way. My hope is that it will help someone on their path through the unknown. If my story can help just one person, then that's got to be worth something right? 

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