Every year I get older the same thoughts always run through my mind ... Have I done everything I was supposed to do before I get older?
There were a lot of things I thought was going to happen by the time I was in my late 20s that never did, but on that same token.. there's also SO MANY things that did happened that I never ever would have imagined, like having my own company!
So if there's one thing I've learned.. it's to enjoy the process. And the best part about getting older? Life gets better and better. (That might actually be the biggest thing I've learned lol.)
It's so crazy to me because when I was 21 the biggest thing on my mind was dating and finding "the one." But fast forward 7 years and ...
I've traveled the world.
I've started not just one successful business, but two. (Rosalie Agency and Rosalie Studios.)
I'm involved at church and I have an amazing core group of friends and a kind boyfriend.
My anxiety is almost nonexistent.
And I have all of you guys to talk to every day!
For a long time I thought I never felt confident in myself because I thought I needed someone to complete me or people to help me in every single way, but after 28 years of life, I'm happy to have finally found my independence. It truly is something special when you realize that there's so much you can do with your own two hands.
I spent my early 20s investing in my career and honing my skills as a photographer. Now as a 28 year old, it's finally paid off. Not to say that this is the end, but I'm finally in a place where I feel like I can be proud of myself. It's next level when you know that no matter what happens, you can support yourself, you can buy all the things you want, and it feels damn good. And it feels even better knowing that you can do all of these things on your own without anyone's help!
I feel as women we have to especially remind ourselves that despite social norms, traditional views, and our own insecurities.. we can do anything.
Now that I'm 28, I feel more empowered than ever.
Being 28 now for me means I can do anything. Rosalie Agency is doing well, and I'm excited to see how Rosalie Studios grow this year. I want to share more beauty tips and posts with you guys. I want to travel to Europe and Asia. I want to take my parents on a trip. I want to volunteer at a charity. I want to read books. I want to have more alone time. I want to work less lol and work out more. IDK!!! The world is my oyster--OUR oyster!
This journey is not easy, especially going from 21 to 28. But if there's one thing I've learned.. it's to enjoy the process. It's not easy but it gets better and better.
Here's to turning 28!
Thank you Jesus for everything You've done and I look forward to doing YOUR work this year. 🙏