Turning 24

I’m turning 24 today and for the first time, I’m at peace.

When I was a child, I always wanted to grow up so that I could live my life without restrictions – I could buy whatever I want, watch tv all night and never go to school.

When I was in college, I wanted to go back to being a kid, I hated the stress of long classes and extra Saturdays. I was unsure if I could make it to the big corporate world, I wanted to sleep more, rest more, live more and be carefree like a kid.

When I got my first job, I felt I’m getting old way too fast. Whhaaattt? I have to be an adult, go to an actual job, pay taxes and bills? I have responsibilities? When did this happen? I wanted to stop growing old.

In my entire life, I never understood how ageing works and definitely didn’t be at peace with who I’m.

Now I’m different.

This year as I turn 24, I feel at peace with myself for the first time. I feel I’m exactly at the place where I should be.

I am optimistic.

Realising that I’m alive and kicking, humbles me and fills me with a deep sense of gratitude. I feel that I hold the power to control my life and that I can change if something feels amiss. I don’t have to jump years to get things done and I can let past be bygones.

I love who I’m.

“I’m too fat, my dark circles, my imperfections are visible to the entire world to see, I’m ashamed.” – I used to chant this everyday like a mantra. I didn’t see that I am my worst cheerleader. Over these years, especially this year I have started to love the person who I’m and have started to understand the circumstances/turning points in my life that shaped my personality.

I respect and acknowledge my roots and history.

I put my family first

So when I realised that I’m growing old, I realised that my parents are growing older as well.

It’s like a wake-up call!

I spend more time with them, taking care of them, listening to what they have to say and share my stories. They are my best friends and the people I confide in.

I’m grateful for my parents and my entire family to always being my biggest supporters in whatever I do. They are the real MVPs.

I strive for balance

I understood that you can’t make one thing your entire life. You have your career, your family, your passion, your health – all aspects which are important but neither one of them is important enough to override the others.

I have started to at least try keeping a balance. Work hard with dedication at office, relax when I’m outta there, spend time with family and work on my passion projects – all at their designated times.. which makes it ever more important to be in the moment.

I live in the moment

To successfully keep a balance, you need to be in the moment. As I said before, I always wanted the time that I could never have – either the past or the future. Now, I am perfectly happy in being the moment.

I live everyday as if I travelled in time just to live this one day and do it justice. This has changed my life.

I’m more mindful and I feel everything so deeply just because I know I only get this chance once. That this time that I have right now, shall also pass and I should live it like it.


As I turn 24 today, I feel that the lessons I learned has been a great gift to me. I’m grateful for everything I have, I’m grateful that you guys are reading this and of the wonderful support you all show me. My heart is filled with gratitude and love.

Thank you all of you, thank you universe! Here is to many more happy birthdays.

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Comments

  1. Nancy

    Happy 24th birthday! It is great that you feel like you’re on the right path. I love how positive you are and that you’re living your best life. Sending you lots of love for another bright year ahead!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  2. Ellyn Rebecca

    I turned 24 this year too, although I found it a bit weird. Like it feels like an real adult age, yet I don’t feel it? But I do agree with a lot of the things you mentioned.

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

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  3. arshelski

    happy birthday! I liked reading what you’ve learned. hope u have a great year x

    Arshelski.com

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  4. A Cup of Wonderland

    Firstly, happy 24th! Reading this post brought so much joy to my heart – especially your values concerning your parents. I have similar feelings. I hope that this year will be a great one for you x

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  5. madisonpittman

    Happy 24th to you. Love this idea of recapping where you are in life. So positive!

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      Sakshi Raina

      So glad you enjoyed the post, thank you!
      I understand, it surely takes time to be positive, see and hope for the future. I have struggled with this and I know you’ll get through this soon xx

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  6. Himanshu Saini

    Happy Birthday!! You are 24 but you write like 28 …. such matureness. I will remember this line – ‘I live everyday as if I travelled …. ‘ always. Keep writing like this.

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  7. bournemouthgirl

    Happy 24th Birthday. It is great that you are feeling happy and content with where you are and how you feel! I hope this year brings you everything you want x

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  8. justnatonya

    Ok we were born on the same day! My birthday is July 7 ❣️🎂🎉 Happy birthday Sakshi, I hope it was filled with an endless amount of beauty and joy😍

    Your post was so encouraging because it reminded me that the little things matter just as much as those big moments. It’s easy to feel rush and want to fly through life because everything seems to move at a fast pace. But when you take time to sit down and enjoy a good meal and dive into valuable conversations with others, you are definitely living your best life. I appreciate this post so much. Thank you for always sharing your wisdom with us. Love ya sis!

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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  9. Mind and Love

    Happy birthday! Peace and contentment; what a wonderful place to be! Congratulations! The fact that you feel true gratitude for your life must be a terrific feeling. Nice post!

    Roger

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  10. ESWTBlog

    Happy belated 24th Birthday! I hope you had an amazing day, no matter how you chose to celebrate it. I’m so glad that you feel at peace now within yourself. Living in the moment is something I feel not many of us are doing, but could be one of the greatest tools towards maintaining a happy, content life.

    Davis | http://www.everythingstartswithtea.co.uk

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  11. Boss Babe Chronicles

    Happy 24th! It sounds like you’re at a really good place. Good for you 🙂

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  12. Elen Mai Lees

    Happy birthday! Loving yourself is the most important thing in this life – too many people and companies are trying to make a profit on our insecurities already. It’s so refreshing to see that you’re at peace with yourself and your life, you don’t see that often enough! xx
    El // Welsh Wanderer

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  13. Hannah Read

    Happy belated birthday! I totally get you with the not feeling at peace with your age thing… I’m 26 now and have only recently felt like I fitted with my age. I’m glad that you feel like you’re in the right place now, and that your outlook is so positive!

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