bye twenty five

Hello sweeties.

Today is my birthday. I’m not gonna lie, turning 26 is making me a whole lot sentimental. I don’t quite know why exactly, but it feels like some sort of ending to an amazing, free, careless era of being young. I’m still young of course but you know what I mean. Right..?

Anyway. I need to write about it so I won’t forget how 25 felt like, the things I did back then, the thoughts I had and the plans I made.

To be honest it didn’t feel like I moved forward this year as much as I had hoped. We are still in the same apartment, I still have the same dear friends (thank god for that) and I still don’t have the dream body I want, but I have a body and it works and it’s healthy and I allowed me to live fully this year.

But on the other hand: I am getting used to the idea of moving to a house. My relationship went through some hard times but we are more in love than ever now, we have a cat, a new couch, we traveled a lot, I became an auntie. Work offered new perspectives, and I started my own business (which has yet to be practically started). Although it feels like this year only lasted a few days, so many amazing things have happened.

I just went through the pictures on my phone and this is what i did when i was twenty five (sorry for this HUGE ego trip. It’s more for myself than for anyone else but you can relive the year with me if you want to. I just reeaaaally need to document):

1. I celebrated my new year as a 25 yo

 

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2. I worked out (sometimes)

 

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3. We took the plane to Seattle

 

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4. I stood among these incredible giants

 

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5. I obsessed about bears (nothing new) and actually saw a real one in the Sequoia national park

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6. Climbed in trees in California

 

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7. My dream to ride a bike on the boulevard of Santa Barbara came true

 

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8. I “surfed” the pacific ocean and saw dolphins

 

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9. Drove endless roads together

 

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10. Had breakfast at Paula’s Pancake House in Solvang

 

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11. I experienced the greatness of the earth

 

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12. Went to the amazing Canada

 

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13. And the ever serene, calming and mindblowing Iceland

 

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14. Thought about life (haha)

 

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15. Loved my love

 

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16. Welcomed long longed for colder days

 

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17. And the coloured autumn trees

 

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18. I took myself to Stockholm

 

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19. Took forest walks

 

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20. Got excited over Christmas

 

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21. I took some halfies

 

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22. We celebrated being four years together and the winter days at this amazing little house my love took me to as a surprise

 

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23. I became an auntie ❤

 

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24. I obsessed over Christmas

 

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25. Got the same “tattoo” as my love

 

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26. Spent another New Year’s Eve together

 

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27. Welcomed 2018

 

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28. I also looked like this

 

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29. Took some self portraits

 

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30. Celebrated another one of my love’s birthdays

 

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31. Officially started my own business

 

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32. Welcomed this furry love into our home

 

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33. Went skiing for the first time ever

 

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34. Held a huge block of ice without a reason

 

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35. Took an occasional selfie with a goat and became more aware of animal well-being

 

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36. I held a lot of hands (mostly the same one)

 

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37. We went to Dublin, which was a gift from our dear friends

 

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38. I took myself to Copenhagen only two days after

 

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39. Took more self portraits

 

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40. Felt the moon’s energy in my mind and body more than ever

 

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41. Had a lot of coffee in bed

 

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42. Celebrated my friend’s 30th birthday

 

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43. Welcomed long, sunny evenings and fancy dinners

 

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44. Went to a spring festival

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45. Spent time with my precious niece Winter

 

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46. Had more slow mornings at home than ever

 

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47. Took another mirror selfie

 

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48. Lived stunning, cinematic moments in late summer evening light

 

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49. We had to say goodbye to our oldest cat so I held this one a bit more often ❤

 

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50. I finally got the couch I had been longing for (woohoo!) and took the last photo as a 25 yo on it (ah the sentiment)

 

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I cannot wait to see what this next year will bring. I hope to stay this happy, to keep my dear loved ones close and to stay this aware of how amazing things can actually be. Maybe we will find a new home, maybe our jobs will develop even further, maybe we will even expand our tiny family. Nothing is for sure, but if I’m lucky, I hope the moon and the stars will all be in our favour <3.

Here comes twenty six!

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