Life at 27!

Last Friday I turned 27 years old. That is crazy! The years are flying by. Over the past few years, I’ve written posts about what life looked like at the time of my birthday each year. You can read what I wrote when I was 26 here: Life at 26 and 25 here: 25 Years of Life and My Conclusion so Far. Today I want to share with you what I am learning at 27.

At 27 I’m No Longer Doing Life Alone – I’m getting married in just over 2 months. Even though Laura and I don’t live together yet, the level of commitment in our relationship has changed my life! I don’t get to do everything I want any more! I’m not the only person I have to think about when making decisions any more. I’m not just planning my future anymore, we are planning our future. I can’t imagine doing life alone and I certainly can’t imagine doing life without Laura.

At 27 I’m Confident in Who I Am and Who I am Called to Be  – I know my strengths and I know my weaknesses and I am very comfortable with both of them. I know my insecurities and I am not as concerned  with them as much as I used to be. It’s a wonderful thing to start to be comfortable in my own skin!

At 27 I’m Learning it’s ok to Follow What’s in My Heart – So often in my life my decisions were based on more on what I thought people might think of me than they were about what God had put in my heart. I’m learning to trust and act on what God has put in me!

At 27 I’m Focused on Productivity – I have been obsessed with learning how to become more productive this year. I’m learning the process required to make my dreams become a reality. It requires a lot of hard work, focus, and intentionality. At 27, I am developing the systems and habits necessary to succeed.

At 27, I’m More Excited Than Ever About Helping People  – How can I help people? How can I help people live the lives God intended them to live? I can I help people develop to their maximum potential! These are questions that are constantly going through my mind! It’s what I live for!

At 27 I Recognize that if I am going to have Great Friendships, I must be Extremely Intentional in Keeping Them Great – Great friendships don’t happen on purpose. In fact, I’m finding that the older people get, the less quality friendships they have. To develop and keep great friendships, I must pursue my friends, have purposeful conversations on an ongoing basis, and be consistent with staying in touch with them.

At 27 I’m Becoming More and More Convinced that Family is EverythingJohn Maxwell defines success as having the people closest to you, love and respect you the most. The older I get, the more I buy into that statement. Family is everything.

At 27 Personal Growth is a Must – After 10 years of being intentional about personal growth, I am even more convinced that having a personal growth plan is a decision everyone must make.

At 27 A Healthy Lifestyle is a Must – If I’m going to get 80+ years out of this life, I need to take care of myself and that means right now! Getting in shape and eating right feels good and causes you to have more energy, confidence, and higher quality of life. There is no reason why you shouldn’t be in great shape!

At 27, The Possibilities are Endless – At 27, I’m dreaming bigger than I’ve ever dreamed. I’m realizing that the entire world is open to me and I can go anywhere and do anything! This is only the beginning!

These are just a few of the major things I’m learning at 27. What are some reflections you’ve had at your current age? What are you learning about life?

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