Achievement Unlocked: Birthday

It was my birthday a while ago. Since becoming an adult I have gotten into the pattern of getting upset with myself around my birthday because I am always focusing on the things I haven’t achieved being an adult. Most of these things are proper adult things like buying a house, having a car, having a family. In reality, most adults can’t even afford a house until they’re in retirement, cars are freakin’ expensive and I do not want a family anytime soon! (unless they’re the fluffy kind)

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The fluffy family I wouldn’t mind having now. Photo is of The Samoyed Siblings

I seem to be forgetting that the adult years last for around 30 years. So instead of getting sad this year, I am turning it around and writing down what I have accomplished in my life:

  • learned to walk
  • learned to talk
  • completed school
  • was first person of my household to go to uni
  • got all gold trophies in Mario Kart
  • am the only person in my household with student debt
  • am probably not the only person in my household who is in debt
  • went to a concert on my own
  • went flying on my own
  • passed driving theory
  • didn’t fail uni/school/college
  • made an animation
  • knows how to draw in photoshop
  • was first person in my household to be on social media (yey millennial generation!)
  • have a blog
  • won a Pacman teddy from the crane game
  • won a Pacman ghost teddy from the crane game (Clyde to be exact, my favourite!)
  • is now proud wearer of glasses
  • have all BeyoncĂ© albums
  • won tickets to see BeyoncĂ© live
  • dyed my hair
  • has traveled abroad
  • been on a rollercoaster
  • got through puberty
  • finally became a self-employed artist
  • got stung by a wasp
  • beat the final boss in Ocarina of Time

Yes they might not be BIG accomplishments, but it really is the little things we have to remember. (Plus there are some bigger achievements that I am choosing to not blog about at this time.) Yes I want independence, my own family, but I already have a family and a roof over my head. It’s ok to dream and have goals, but it is even more important to remind ourselves of where we are now, in a positive way. Remind ourselves of what we have instead of what we have not.

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Birthday shoob wishes you a happy birthday!