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.



34 thoughts on “What I Wish I Knew…

    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:09 pm

      Oh well- that’s what makes us wiser in the end πŸ˜‰


  1. Elyse October 12, 2016 / 5:10 am

    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.


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:11 pm

      I’m glad the move was such a positive experience for you!! Right now I’m not too worried about 30- though that may change when I get a little closer πŸ˜‰


  2. kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 12, 2016 / 8:19 am

    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.


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:12 pm

      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.


  3. Nadine October 12, 2016 / 11:05 am

    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.


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:13 pm

      I haven’t even flinched about saying, “I’m 26” so it’s funny to me that 25 was such a panicky moment! Ha!


  4. Rebecca Jo October 12, 2016 / 11:51 am

    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


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:29 pm

      Haha. Ya know, I always said I’d like to stay stuck at 23 and I still agree that was a great age… but I’m ok with getting older, I guess. Ha.


  5. erin (everything with love) October 12, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    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!


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:31 pm

      It’s just too impossible to predict πŸ™‚ Stability is never a bad thing, in my opinion.


  6. Amanda Bumgarner October 12, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    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™‚


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:32 pm

      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.)


  7. Mattie October 12, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    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™‚


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      I agree I see pictures from a year ago or I read my FB “on this day” page and I’m like, ‘Whaaaat? I feel like that JUST happened!’


  8. SMD @ Life According to Steph October 12, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Gah, can you imagine? I would not have wanted to know the year that would unfold politically.

    We attach big things to numbers and it’s just….always fine. Right?


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      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?


  9. lifeasunusuals October 13, 2016 / 6:47 am

    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.


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:37 pm

      You definitely had some big changes between then and now! My dad had to ask me yesterday if I was turning 25 or 26. Haha. Dipstick.


  10. Christina October 13, 2016 / 9:56 am

    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˜€


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:39 pm

      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™‚


  11. Christina October 13, 2016 / 9:57 am

    Oh, and it looks good on you! πŸ˜‰

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  12. Carolann October 13, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    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.


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:40 pm

      Ahh, yoga! I will always suggest yoga πŸ™‚ Girl- you are going to ROCK 30!


  13. Torrie October 13, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    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?


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:42 pm

      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!


  14. alyssa October 17, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    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!


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:43 pm

      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.


  15. Donna October 17, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    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!


    • Louise October 17, 2016 / 11:44 pm

      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.


  16. Jessica Kim (@frikkenduckie) October 21, 2016 / 1:03 am

    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.


    • Louise October 23, 2016 / 8:58 pm

      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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