25 Y.O.

25 Y.O.

Happy birthday to me!

I turned 25 years old today, and I couldn't be more at peace with myself. The road to 25 has been a bumpy one, but knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have wanted the journey to be any other way. For the first time in a while, I can honestly say that I am unapologetically working towards doing what I want to do with my life.


Hat: Forever 21 | Earrings: Icing | Jeans: Gap (Thrifted) | Shirt: Heart & Hips (Thrifted) Photo: Lauren Herwig

Hat: Forever 21 | Earrings: Icing | Jeans: Gap (Thrifted) | Shirt: Heart & Hips (Thrifted) Photo: Lauren Herwig

As I approached 25, I couldn't help, but reflect on where I've been and where I want go in life. After many years, I've finally admitted to myself that I spent most of my life doing what I needed to do to get by. In short, I was surviving; not thriving or really living. There were moments when I would soul search heavily, and draw conclusions here and there, but never really dedicated time to figuring out who I was and what my passions were. This didn't really hit me until about 6 months ago when I took a hard look in the mirror and couldn't recognize myself.

On the surface, everything looked perfect. I had a college degree, a job in my field (that I didn't really like) , a car, healthy relationships, a place of my own, etc..

But just underneath that surface, I was very unhappy and yearned for more. At the time, I didn't know what the "more" was. All I knew was that I'd allowed myself to become comfortable with discomfort, which wasn't going to fly for much longer.

After soul searching for months and healing from the trials and tribulations of my past, I found myself again and "Sincerely Diana" was born.

Hat: Forever 21 | Earrings: Icing | Necklace: Sleepy Cat Jewelry | Shirt: Heart & Hips (Thrifted) | Jeans: GAP (Thrifted) |  Sunglasses: H&M | Photo: Lauren Herwig

Hat: Forever 21 | Earrings: Icing | Necklace: Sleepy Cat Jewelry | Shirt: Heart & Hips (Thrifted) | Jeans: GAP (Thrifted) |  Sunglasses: H&M | Photo: Lauren Herwig

Hat: Forever 21 | Earrings: Icing | Necklace: Sleepy Cat Jewelry | Shirt: Heart & Hips (Thrifted) | Photo: Lauren Herwig

Hat: Forever 21 | Earrings: Icing | Necklace: Sleepy Cat Jewelry | Shirt: Heart & Hips (Thrifted) | Photo: Lauren Herwig

Hat: Forever 21 | Earrings: Icing | Necklace: Sleepy Cat Jewelry | Shirt: Heart & Hips (Thrifted) | Sunglasses: H&M | Photo: Lauren Herwig

Hat: Forever 21 | Earrings: Icing | Necklace: Sleepy Cat Jewelry | Shirt: Heart & Hips (Thrifted) | Sunglasses: H&M | Photo: Lauren Herwig

My goal with this platform is to do one simple thing: BE REAL WITH MYSELF. I want to share my experiences and interests with the world! The good, the bad, and the ugly from the past, present and future. As I continue to find myself, I hope to inspire others to find themselves, discover their passions, and embrace them. 

Until next time.

Sincerely,
Diana

Hat: Forever 21 | Shoes: DSW | Shirt: Heart & Hips (Thrifted) | Jeans: GAP (Thrifted) | Sunglasses: H&M | Photo: Lauren Herwig

Hat: Forever 21 | Shoes: DSW | Shirt: Heart & Hips (Thrifted) | Jeans: GAP (Thrifted) | Sunglasses: H&M | Photo: Lauren Herwig