I’m Feeling (Way Older Than) 22

LIFE UPDATE:

  1. School started back and I lost $20 all in the same day..boo
  2. I just turned 22 on Saturday!
  3. I finally found my favorite t-shirt that went missing a couple of months ago. *dabs*

Anywaysssss…

I would love to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. Although my birthday was Saturday, I am still receiving birthday wishes and gifts from my friends and I couldn’t be more grateful. Turning 22 years old was probably one of the saddest/happiest moments of my life. 21 was an amazing year for me and I remember thinking to myself, “This is it. You have no more birthdaysย to look forward to after this”.

The week before my actual birthday, I didn’t realize how quickly the 14th was coming and I honestly couldn’t believe how old I was turning. I know turning 22 isn’t the end of the world and I’m not going to all of a sudden find wrinkles all over my face, but it seems like just yesterday I was 15 years old counting down the days until I could finally get my license to drive my car. I remember as a child wishing that time would fly by faster so that I could be a “grown up” and do my own thing. Now, time goes by so quickly and I have to tell myself that all that I can do is appreciate life’s moments and make the best of every opportunity. Reflecting on my life up to this point, I can truthfully say that I am proud of my accomplishments and the choices I’ve made– all 22 years worth of them. Even though there have been bad moments, I believe that everything happens for a reason and I do not regret anything. Moving forward, I know that I will constantly remind myself to be optimistic regardless of what life may throw at me. As I plan to finish out my final few semesters of college, I am excited for what my future holds and the people I will meet along the way.

Again, I am so grateful for those who have stuck with me throughout my journey and for pushing me to be the best person I can be. I am also grateful for my family for my upbringing and for my parents teaching me that I can do/have anything I put my mind to. The constant support is what pushes me to be a better person and I am excited for this new year of my life!

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xoxo, Mackenzie

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Broadcast Journalism student at Indiana University who's obsessed with iced-coffee and clothes.

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