Friday, February 25, 2011

My Word for 25

Today is my birthday.  I’m 25, which feels very old to me.  Boyfriend insists that I’m not old though but that may or may not be because I tell him that he is old all the time (he’s six months older than me).  Anyway, 25 is going to be a big year for me—I graduate in May from law school, take the Bar in July and hopefully become a real lawyer. 

Anyway, I was inspired by this post over at less cake {more frosting}.  I took some time to come up with a word that I thought would be a really good goal for me for my 25th year.  I finally decided on: 


I’m a worrier and and perfectionist.  I like everything just so.  One of the things I need to work on is letting go of the things that I can’t do anything about.  Sometimes stuff happens and there is no point in dwelling.  I was thinking about these things as I was trying to come up with my word and I kept coming back the serenity prayer.  You know, this one:


The poem was my real inspiration.  As I was narrowing it down to one word, I started thinking about what serenity means.  It also means peace and I think that is something that I am going to be searching a lot for as I wrap up this crazy, stressful journey of law school.

So there’s my word: serenity.  The top frame is on by nightstand so it is the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I see when I go to bed.  I printed a few copies of the Serenity Prayer and put it in several places, including framed on my dresser (the picture above, plus in my planner, in my wallet and on the inside of my medicine cabinet.  I will constantly be reminded of my goal to have more serenity in my life.

1 comment:

  1. Happy belated birthday from your newest follower! I just turned 28 on the 13th and am becoming increasingly terrified of the "big 30", which makes my (older) co workers want to puke! My husband is also 6 months older than me, so it's usally a good warm-up to get used to how old I will be!