24 was a great age for me.
23 was allowing negativity to build up all around and inside me. 23 was about realizing that mistakes were made. 23 was about learning lessons. So 24 was about embracing those lessons and changing my entire attitude.
At 24 I healed. At 24 I opened up. At 24 I stopped letting negativity decide my choices and started finding ways to produce positivity.
I learned that silence is wise, but responsible confrontation is healthy. I learned when to use either of these methods.
I learned a great deal from working with young girls; about how my actions and choices affect others and how I allow others’ actions to affect me. I learned that justifying wrong actions for wrong actions is life-draining. I learned that I had changed, not at my core, but just by opening up and allowing myself to grow into a better version of myself.
At 24 I learned to dance unexpectedly, be happy with being dorky, be healthy.
I learned to get rid of the ‘things’, learned what it means to leave everything and everyone behind, learned to not let fear stop me.
25 will be something else entirely. Mistakes will be made, like at 23. Personal growth will happen, like at 24. And we’ll see what else I can learn and see and do at 25.