What I Wish I Knew…

I was going to rant today but after yoga on Monday I felt peaceful (for like 5 minutes) and decided to delete my post. (For curious minds like mine, I was going to fuss about our rude ass neighbor and the clustercuss that was Sunday night’s debate. Just FYI.) Instead, today I’m linking up with Mattie & Lexi for Weekly Lessons and Alyssa for her Back to Blogging non-challenge.

So let’s talk about the one thing about today I wish I knew one year ago.

I had to read that sentence a few times before I finally grasped the prompt.Β One year ago today I wrote this post. I was worried freaking out about turning 25. Oh silly little Audrey- you fool.

A year ago today I wish I’d known that things are very, very similar. I think that might disappoint some people, but on the verge of turning the big 2-5 I wasΒ so terrified of change. To be honest, this past year has been calm, fun, and stable. I think that’s something we (K and I) really needed.

So that’s it. That’s all I want 2015 Audrey to know. I doubt she’d make it this far if she was aware of what the presidential race was to become.Β Ugh.

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34 thoughts on “What I Wish I Knew…

  1. I’ll give you a heads up, 30 is exactly the same – well maybe, you’ll have more self-confidence.

    There are SO many things I wish I’d known last year the biggest one would be how “easy” moving would be. I’m not homesick, I’m loving life and I wish I could calm those unknown anxieties.

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  2. i remember also getting a little freaked out turning 25 but when i started turning 38/39 and eventually 40, it was no big deal. i think the whole ‘quarter of a century’ thing freaked me out but after that, after i realized it actually wasn’t really pivotal, i stopped freaking out over getting older.

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    1. Yesss about the quarter of a century thing πŸ™‚ I’d been freaked out about 25 for years so I’m hoping that’s not the case in the future (since no other numbers strike the same terror, ha). The insurance thing sucked, though.

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  3. I remember getting a little freaked out when I turned 25 and it makes me laugh now. Now that I am 33. Woof. Haha! I believe they call it the quarter life crisis. Yeah, I had that.

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  4. Funny how you look back knowing so much more.
    I remember freaking out & getting HORRIBLE depressed at turning 30… & now I turn 45 in a few weeks. WHAT??? How I would LOVE to turn 30 again

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  5. I’ve stopped wondering where life will take me lately, because I’ve just realized that I will never be able to guess, and sometimes it’s fun to be surprised. and I totally agree that sometimes the times in life that are just stable and normal are the best and most needed. thanks for the short, sweet and thoughtful post today lady!

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  6. I tend to worry so much about things and then when I look back I realize everything was perfectly fine. Not perfect or without struggle but I came out on the other side just fine! I wish I could take that into consideration the next time I start freaking out about something. Good to know this year has been calm for you πŸ™‚

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    1. I agree. I’ve really tried to work on letting go of the things that I have absolutely no control over. I think it’s taken away a lot of drama and anxiety. (Though I still have plenty of anxiety most of the time. Ha.)

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  7. I wish I had known how much faster life would start going! I feel like since maybe 18 months ago, life has sped up to an insanely fast pace for me. Crazy! Thanks for linking up!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Numbers are so unimportant most of the time! Age, weight, income- does it really matter so long as we’re healthy and surrounding ourselves with intangible happiness?

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  8. Turning 25 just sort of happened to me and that was it. I think I forgot to have a big freak out. I sometimes forget that I’m turning 26 this year… actually, am I? I might be turning 27. No idea. I need to work that out before the big 2 – 6/7.

    I think I’d like to tell 2015 me, that you will muster the courage to leave your job and it’ll be awesome. It’ll also be a very strange, very hard to adjust to situation, but it’ll be for the best.

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  9. Great advice! I was terrified to turn 25 too, seems like such an adult age! & I was worried I was not accomplished enough for my age.. but no matter how old I turn, I pretty much feel the same! young at heart > young in years πŸ˜€

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    1. It’s tough when you assign accomplishment to numbers! Especially when you compare yourself to others close to your age. But it doesn’t matter- so long as you love the life you’re living during the good and rough times πŸ™‚

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  10. This actually makes me feel a lot better about turning 30 soon-ish!
    I just joined a yoga studio and going there makes me feel so much less stressed and so much more energized.

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  11. It’s so funny how we attach such grand important to big “milestone” ages, but that many times, the real milestones often surprise us (or at least they surprise us with their timing). I just turned 30 last month, and when I was younger, I had attached a lot of silly nonsense with that number (like that I basically thought it would mean that I would be a legit adult in all things and would know everything important there was to know about everything important).

    Silly how we think when we’re younger and don’t know any better, right?

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    1. I attached very little to 25 and a LOT to 26, actually. But I ended up freaking out last year and not giving one flit today πŸ™‚ (And very few, if any, goals are met. Haha!) So funny!

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  12. Oh, I DEFINITELY wouldn’t let past me know what was to come with this election. Year Ago Me would not have had the will to live another year if she knew!
    I was so anxious about turning 25 as well, but it proved to be one of my best years. I wish I could have known that beforehand and saved myself some stress (and some stress-induced pimples especially…).
    Thanks for joining the challenge!

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    1. Thank you for hosting such a fun link-up!!

      25 turned out to be just fine πŸ™‚ And I’m SO glad I didn’t know about the election because the anxiety I have now would’ve DESTROYED me for the last year. Ha.

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  13. I handled 25 & 26 pretty seamlessly…but I turn 27 in January and the thought of that terrifies me. I’ve determined it has much more to do with what’s going on in life and less about the number. I haven’t tackled this prompt yet because I’m so unsure about what to write!

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    1. It’s so odd how different years effect different people! I haven’t even thought about 27, though I know that was the age my mom had me so I might start to get a little itchy when it draws close… haha.

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  14. Here’s a funny story: for my whole 25th year I was convinced that I was already 26. Honestly. I think I was so freaked out about turning 25 that after it happened my brain just said “you’re just getting older so who cares about the number” and I forgot how old I was. On my 26th birthday, I even wrote a birthday post about how I just turned 27. It wasn’t until my coworker (who was born a few days later in the same year as I was) started talking about her upcoming 26th birthday that I realized that I skipped my whole 25th year.

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    1. Oh my gosh- that’s part amazing and part hysterical! Wow! I definitely started saying 26 toward the end of my 25th year- mainly to prove to myself that it didn’t bother me. Haha!

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