Welcoming 21
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Woah guys, what a year. 

Today's my 21st birthday. I get to say goodbye to being 20 and hello to being 21 and welcome in all the fun little surprises that come along with growing up. Today's a good day to reflect on how I've changed since last year, and create a plan on how to take over the world before I turn 22. 

Just kidding. 

(Maybe only a little bit)

Really though, 20 was a big year for me. I changed schools, changed cities, changed programs, moved a what feels like a million times, got my own place with my boyfriend, started this blog, cut my hair, immediately regretted it, and got my first real job. 

- Whew - 

I started off my 20's by being pretty unsatisfied with where I was at, so I took a lot of big leaps of faith to try and fix that nagging feeling. These leaps of faith took me on a giant journey that's nowhere near over, but have been pretty dang exciting so far. This year I started SO MANY THINGS, and I'm exciting to reap the benefits of these new beginnings in the years to come. 

 I feel like I've done more growing up and self discovery than ever before, and I'm really happy with where I'm at.

 I think I'm the happiest now that I've ever been, and that's a pretty incredible feeling. 

I spent a lot of last year thinking about my values. What are my values? How do I show my values? How do I expect these values to change and grow as I do? And most important of all, how do I live a life that reflects these values? All of this thinking has lead me to understand who I am a little better and what direction I should take with my life. 

Its been pretty refreshing. 

Truthfully, I usually hate birthdays. They can bring out the worst in my perfectionist nature and cause me to get pretty upset with my "lack of progress", even if I've accomplished a lot. 

Does anyone else get that from birthdays? 

But this year, strangely enough, I feel really at peace with the passing of another year. For the first time, like, ever, I'm looking forward to the new year and seeing how I continue to grow and change. I think that's because agaisnt all odds, being 20 was the absolute bomb, and I'm ready to have even more years like this one. 

I guess what I've learnt in the end is that being fearless pays off. 

So whats in store for 21?

Keep being fearless as fuck.

With love, 

Rachel

Creative lifestyle blogger, dedicated to the process of making new things and worrying about being perfect LATER. Lover of Instagram, making things, and wearing dresses instead of pants.

I post a new handmade garment every Wednesday!