Finally 25!

I started blogging when I was around 16 or 17 and I still am at the quarter of my life. Who would’ve thought that after all these years, I still managed to stick with my so called passion? The truth is, I don’t know what my passion is anymore, I mean the one that can support me in my everyday life. Sure, I have a job but I get tired of people telling me it’s not a real job or it doesn’t fit in the degree that I have when I was in college. Sometimes their expectations are exhausting, but when I think about it, it’s what I’m expecting for myself too.

Turning 25 isn’t exactly, “Yay! I’m finally 25!” umm, no. It’s more like, “Wow, I’m getting old and I still don’t know what I’m doing with my life”. If you’re a 20 something who knows what you want and you’re already doing it, you’re lucky but if you’re like me, know that you’re not alone. Midlife crisis is so real and scary and hard, but being 25 means I have to face it with a brave face and take it one step at a time. At one point I thought I already know which road to take but I had a change of heart. Oh well, I hope it’s for the best.

Being 25 means being mature and being positive. So, I try to. After all, my career is somehow blurry at the moment but I’m surrounded with a supportive family, fun friends and cousins who always remind me to enjoy life, and a special someone who loves me just as much as I love him. 

On the day of my birthday, which is 30th of September, I thought it was just an ordinary day. Up until my 7 year old cousin barged in while carrying a huge box screaming “Delivery!” and it was for me. My first thought was, I think it was something I ordered online but I knew it was too big. I opened it and it was from Jan  25 roses, a box of my favorite chocolates and a card. I couldn’t be more happier.  Even though if he’s miles away, he always find a way to surprise me. I spent the rest of the day having lunch with my family and a little bit of shopping. What more could I ask for? My heart was so full. And it still is. 

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    Kristine
    October 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I thought about it too, being 25 has a lot of stuff. People expecting you to do what you have to do, here and there. A job is a job, sure it makes you money and it also makes you happy. I have been working for five years in quite a few establishments, and none of them is my course related. Haha. I guess, just stick with what makes us happy. Also, your boyfriend is the sweetest!!! Omg. I got kilegs* when I saw that on your snap.
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      Alissa
      October 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 and yes, you’re right. As long as we’re doing something, even little steps and as long as we’re happy, then it’s okay.

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    Hazel Evangelista
    October 22, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I’m 26 and I still don’t really know what I am doing. But I think it’s the beauty of it, by trying things you think you want, you are actually one step forward to what you really want to do. 🙂 Happy Birthday! 🙂

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      Alissa
      October 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      You are definitely right 😊 Thanks!

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    Jannette
    October 22, 2016 at 8:26 am

    You look so young! You probably get that a lot, haha. Happy belated birthday! 😀 Your bf is so sweet! And I’m 20 and still am a bit lost in life, but it’s okay. haha. I’m sure everyone feels that at some point.
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    Renee Alexis
    October 22, 2016 at 8:45 am

    “Midlife crisis is so real and scary and hard…” – this is so true! And even if I’m still 22, I am already feeling this way. I can totally relate to you, Ali. Not being able to know where to go from where I am now is terrifying and I am feeling all kinds of things. Thousands of thoughts are running on my mind every time I go to sleep. I always think about what I’ll be doing and where I will be in the next year. It’s tougher because I can’t seem to find that someone whom I can share all my thoughts with and not judge me. Maybe I just need to sort out my life as of the moment and “take one step at a time” like you’ve said.

    On a lighter note, your boyfriend is so sweet! I wish happiness for you two. Belated happy birthday, Ali! Keep moving forward. 🙂
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      Alissa
      October 22, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Thank you Renee! 🙂 he made me appreciate life’s little joys despite the so called crisis.

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    Augustin Ra
    October 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Awwee. So sweet!!! <3 Belated happy birthday, though! Better late than never. 🙂

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      Alissa
      October 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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    ashleyclaisse
    October 22, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Srsly you don’t look like 25. Hehe. Belated Happy Birthday Alissa!

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    Nana
    October 24, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Happy belated birthday Alissa! <33 You look so gorgeous :')
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      Alissa
      October 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Aww Thank you 🙂

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    Chloe Alforque
    October 25, 2016 at 7:51 am

    You don’t look like 25, you look a lot younger. By the way, belated happy birthday Alissa. Your boyfriend is so sweet. You’re so lucky to have him, he’s like a 1 in a million.
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      Alissa
      October 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks Chloe! I really am lucky I have him 🙂

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