Your greatest achievements of life,
are moments in time when what you’re doing,
allows you to see how wonderful your life already is…
Of course, the truest test of anything, is time..
And, the new chapter of my life story,
is about to begin..
27 years old!! Hmmm… It is kind of an awkward age — I’m not young anymore but also not too old, or still before the looming 30. It’s inbetween. So, 27 just sounded like a good time for things to happen. That said, 27 is going to be a year where a lot of things come together, and a lot of the foundations laid down since I was 22, come to fruition.
Some people say that, time changes everything. I think, it’s completely NOT true. It’s doing things that changes things. Not doing things leaves things exactly as they were. Because, the thing is, life always gives you two options, either you choose to put action “living your life”, or you choose to be a passive audience to your own life.
So far, 27 has been the strangest combination of courage, confusión, uncertainty, and happiness. But I like it, I think it went pretty cool. I mean, for these 27 years, there’s always a “surprise”, a completely unexpected things that happen beyond my wildest dreams, both good things & bad things.
As what I’ve experienced on living in real life since 5 years ago, life can take me for a ride and then drop me down. But, it is how to rise from there, and take steps towards, taking a ride back again towards where I wanted to go, is all that matters.
The Good Life
So anyways, this past year has been a wonderful year. Because of God’s permission, I believe who I am, isn’t a person who has wasted 27 years of life. I’ll be honest. I didn’t think I’d get to this point in my life. It didn’t come easily to me, I had a really hard time getting here and there.
However, I’ve done things I couldn’t have imagined few years ago, to become who I am today. I have fulfilled achievements of success, climb “big mountain of life”, and many of the things that many would not even dare to dream at this age.
As I am sitting here in my apartment, with my cup of tea, writing from my laptop, looking back to everything that I’ve done, and enjoying the view of my life, I feel that it has definitely outweighed all the bad times I had before. I believe that I have a good life.
I know, living the good life means different things to different people. As for me, the good life deals with the simple & small things that make me happy, the compassionate deeds I perform, the personal goals I strive to achieve, the relationships I nurture, and the legacy I leave behind.
Now that I’m tipping into ‘adulthood’, I know that I am not perfect, and I never will be. I am human—a mixed bag, nuanced, the darkness and the light—as are everyone. But, I have learnt that maturity is about accepting who you are, being honest to yourself, and being happy with it, whilst also being humble that knowing there’s so much more to learn.
As it said, I am turning 27 and looking back at life, I am really glad and thankful to have the kind of life as it turn out to be…
The New Chapter of Adulthood
So, the things is, when I am turning 27, It’s a point in my story where one chapter fades into the next. I want to open the new chapter of adulthood at this age, leaving the past where it belongs, and enjoying the life for the future ahead of me.
Well, it’s time to make a big step, take a leap of faith, and moving forward to a next phase of life. I’m looking forward to this new chapter, even though I’m a little nervous about the life changes it’s going to bring. Don’t get me wrong– settling down is… a challenge. It’s probably, the biggest challenge of my life. But, it will be easier with the right woman.
As I’m trying to take a look at the first page of this new chapter, it’s a beautiful one. Getting a birthday romantic greetings from my dear one today, the right woman so to speak, it took me by surprised and happy, that no of words can describe it perfectly. But, it made me think, that for the most part, I didn’t expect “big things”, not “romance movie-like story”, not even a big wedding ceremony. What I dream most is just to spend ordinary days to be with a woman I love & (probably) our kids together.
And you know what? At 27, let’s open up the doors that I’ve been preparing for so long to open it… I’m ready for you, my dear…
27, I welcome you, the new chapter of my adulthood life…