25. Twenty Five. XXV. Quarter century. It just sounds old, sorry 30+ reader demographic. But yes, on this day, Juneteenth 2014, I turn 25, and all I want for my birthday is a big booby heaux. I know the lyric, but ass is so overrated, i barely makes my top 5 favorite feature on a woman. Anyway doe, as I take this day pretend to work and check wall posts, texts, and mentions all day as I’m fake special for the next 24 hours, it’s also a day to reflect on the child I was, the man I am, the person I hope to be, how you turn from a man to a person, who knows it sounds deep I’m letting it ride, it’s my day. I believe I’ve said this before but too lazy to reread all my posts but I think the critical stages of persons life is 18, 21, 25, 30 and/or when your child is old enough to see if you aint sh t or not whichever comes first. 18 year old me was young and ambitious, but way too arrogant for my own good, by 21 I became more humble and full of potential, 25 is when I stop talking about it and being about it.
Now am I where I thought i’d be at 25? Not quite. Am I better than 21, I’d like to think so. Am I on the path to where I’d like to be at 30?….well let’s break it down.
Career- I remember a quote, not who said it and if I ever make it big I’ll probably act like I made it up but “you’ll never make it where you want to go working 8 hrs a day”. Simple logic. I thought back to a few weeks back my company’s CEO held a town hall meeting, gave a collective pat on the back for the hundreds of millions the company is making. I mean seriously, rapper can’t outbrag dude he minds well said he has indoor/outdoor pools. Now I like my job, plenty of room for advancement but is it something I can say I want to do?
My issue has always been focus, pick a hustle and go. So much I want to do I havent done much.
Love- Probably more than a career I want a family. Perhaps it’s why I lack focus, I never had a dream job just a dream life. Love is spontaneous and sporadic, I can meet my future wife in 10 minutes or 10 years. I will however assess that I’m at least at a point in my life where I know what I want.
Social- I would think all I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend but no, friends, network, experiences I will admit this is perhaps the aspect of my life that’s dipped since 21. Single, childless, disposable income, this is the time to live but the one man wolf pack is only cool for so long. I’ve outgrown childhood friends, only keep in touch with a few from college, haven’t met many new ones, well except women, which only counts for so much.
Health- I’m way healthier now than 21. Not just necessarily weight, but I’m stronger, faster, and my face clear. 25 is essentially my physical prime, I gotta enjoy it, it’s all downhill for here
Happiness- 18 depressed, 21 stressed, 25 impressed, it’s all good now, I’m out the hood now. As I said my life is far from perfect but at the end of the day I’m making positive steps that I can’t be too hard on myself. There’s days I wonder why I don’t take this paycheck and run off to California and try and be a writer, or wonder if I picked the wrong school, wrong major, wrong woman but most days I wake up content. So as I enter this final 5 years of my 20s and look ahead, I’ll continue growing, continue learning, continue living. I feel blessed to enter my 25th year in this world and blessed for all the opportunities that await.
And….Happy Birthday toooooooooo meeeeee