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It’s My Birthday!

If you’re reading this on 4/20 (depending on your timezone) it’s officially my birthday. I’m 26 today and that feels kind of weird. I’m happy to be 26 because I wasn’t always sure I’d make it to this point. But here I am and thriving!

6 Things I Learnt At 16 26

I decided to share some things I’ve learnt at the ripe old age of 26 ๐Ÿ˜… I have also added some songs that I think are relevant to each lesson. These songs all hold a special place in my heart so please do give them a listen. They may not open in the Reader so click here to view the post in a new tab so that the songs play. I’m not very wise but these are my lessons so far.

Disclaimer: Some of the songs contain explicit content.

  1. Adulting Is Hard

When we’re kids all we want to do is grow up. But the reality of adulthood is sobering in many ways. Adulting is insanely difficult and honestly most of my problems are just figuring out what to cook everyday lo. How am I going to do this for the rest of my life??

2. I’m The Problem

One thing I’ve learnt is that I’m not always the good guy. Sometimes I’m the problem too. I can be spoilt, self-absorbed and quite cruel with my words when I’m in a bad mood. It’s something I’ve been trying to work on but I think as an adult we all need to learn that sometimes we’re the bad guy too.

3. Friends And Family Make Life Bearable

As I mentioned, adulting is hard. But the people you love make life worth living. So, I plan to spend as much time with my friends and family as I can. When we die, we aren’t going to think of work or money. We’re going to remember all the memories we made.

4. Time Doesn’t Heal Everything

“Time heals everything” is a pretty overused cliche. It doesn’t heal everything. Some stuff stays with us our whole life. But it’s up to us to make sure those things don’t weigh us down. We all have scars from the past and I’m sure we’ll get more in the future. But we shouldn’t let our trauma define us or win. We should focus on living our best lives despite it.

5. Set Boundaries

Boundaries are something I’ve always struggled with because of my anxiety. It’s incredibly difficult for me to set boundaries but over time I’ve seen just how necessary and vital they are. So one thing I’ve learnt us that I need to set more firm and clear boundaries. Not be difficult though because there’s a difference between having boundaries and just being unnecessarily difficult.

6. Focus On The Present And The Future

Our past is part of who we are, but we can’t let it define us. The best way to live is to focus on the present and the future. Don’t get weighed down by things you can’t change.

I hope you enjoyed my little birthday post. Thanks in advance for all the kind birthday wishes in the comments. Ps. I like boats and money more than birthday wishes… Jk ๐Ÿ˜… Your kind birthday wishes (some of which I’ve already received) are more than enough to melt my heart โค๏ธ

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251 thoughts on “The One With The Obligatory Birthday Post

  1. The young have many misunderstandings. So when the truth pushes through the fog, there is often a ยผ life crisis.
        I learned typing on a mechanical typewriter. The hammers used to get stuck together. I never did save one. I guess that’s a good thing. The old typewriters had a ยผ and a ยฝ key. So you could expect a quarter life crisis, and a half life crisis.
        It’s good that I didn’t save one because I’ve heard that some of those old typewriters are haunted. I heard that some 16-year-old girls found an old typewriter and during a sรฉance the Angel of Matchmaking appeared and She was angry because the girls forgot to bring matches.
        “How can you light the candles if you don’t have matches?”
        The girls asked in unison,”Why would we need to have boyfriends to light the candles for us?” Then they chanted, “Oh spirit, can you cast a spell on a boy so he will love us forever?”
        The spirit let out a howling, sinister laugh. “I only bless safety matches.”
        “What? What’s that?”
        “Safety matches are made of potassium chlorate, sulfur, glass powder & fillers

    And so, this is just one of many youthful misunderstandings. I’m glad to see that you’re much wiser than that. I suppose I could light a candle for you but I’m not sure what the venue should be. So I hope your wishes come true if they’re good wishes. Perhaps I could get you one of those Vicarious Cakes, but I don’t know what type or flavor you like. So I’ll just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

  2. Happy birthday Pooja ๐Ÿฅณ I hope you had wonderful day ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ Have a blessed year ahead and keep writing wonderful posts ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  3. Happy Birthday, dear Pooja! Oh, youโ€™re still young, wait to turn 38 ๐Ÿคฃ
    I wish you loads of money and at least one boat to sail the world ๐Ÿ˜ƒ And, of course, many more followers to come because you are one of the finest souls I have met on this platform!
    Enjoy your day! Cheers! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‚

    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜Š Haha hopefully I’ll be wiser by my thirties. One boat will be plenty to travel the world haha. Thanks again!

  4. Pfft. Twenty-six is not old (unless you act like an old woman, but thatโ€™s not an age thing but something else entirely).

    Anywho, your advice is solid. Iโ€™m not 26 yet, but youโ€™re right. I felt you on the adulting part the most. Adulting is difficult, but Iโ€™m glad that I am experiencing it. I just so recently turned 23 a week and a few days ago (almost two weeks soon) and boy oh boy is it hard? I have to cope with expectations. Expectations as a teen was hard, but itโ€™s worse now. Iโ€™m glad though that I have supportive family for the most part that care about me and while they canโ€™t be vulnerable always with me, they care about me and I donโ€™t feel too scared being vulnerable with them.

    Oh my though, number is me too. Iโ€™m unbearable and frequently the problem and Iโ€™m just now taking accountability. Good thing for maturity!๐Ÿ˜‚

              1. I mean, Iโ€™m from the US in the south, thatโ€™s just a thing there. You look aboutโ€ฆ.hmmm, in your twenties, but by how you talk you probably seem 24-30 at most. You look 22-26. Both you and Pooja look young but talk very seasoned.๐Ÿ˜‚

                  1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Nah, because Iโ€™m sure if I talked about something specifically millennial, youโ€™d probably talk to me like it was the olden days.

    1. Yes, exceptions is so much harder as we get older. And the same with responsibilities. Adulting isn’t the best but it also has some good. I’m sure you’ll see that by the time you’re 26.

      We’re all the problem in some way or the other ๐Ÿ˜…

      1. Youโ€™re right about that. Iโ€™m always excited to get wiser because Iโ€™m a bonehead right now.๐Ÿ˜‚

        And youโ€™re also right about that.๐Ÿ˜…

  5. Oh God; the cooking ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ these are some beautiful things youโ€™ve learned Pooja. Good luck with the boundaries, theyโ€™ll save you a lot of heartache and pain. Cheers to a new age, be great โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿค—

  6. Happy birthday Pooja!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‘‘
    Iโ€™m super proud of you. 26 years on this earth is a huge deal. I pray all your wishes and goals for this new year all come trueโค๏ธ

  7. belated birthday wishes pooja ,๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚โœจ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ’sweetheart ! You’re 26? You calling yourself old? uh im not sure what would u call yourself at 36 and 46 and many more years ahead then ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช Jk uk . Enjoy your nw age to the fullest and I hope you have a day as special as you are Pooja di !

  8. Happy Birthday Pooja! Cheers to your health, happiness and peace. ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ’•
    Hey we not only share the same birthday month but the same age as well.

  9. Happy birthday, Pooja! Wishing you all the joy, love, and happiness on your special day. Cheers to another year of amazing adventures and cherished memories

  10. Happy Birthday for yesterday ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ I get that feeling of not being sure you’d make I this far! I have that each year. Keep learning and hope this next year is a good one for you x

    1. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š It’s always nice to feel gratitude for still being here especially when we thought we wouldn’t be.

  11. Happy Birthday didi ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿฅณ , thrilled to see your bday close to mine , keep spreading positivity, I save every post of yours. Happy 26 years !!

    P.s – late wish never mind ๐Ÿฅบโฃ

  12. Happy belated Pooja. I had a breakdown at 26 but at 32 I am learning more and staying humble.
    Enjoy the ride because time really goes way too fast.

  13. A very very long overdue happy birthday Pooja! ๐ŸŽ‚ I am taking your life lessons with me as I turn a year older this year. May sweet 26 be filled with goodness and love โ™ฅ๏ธ

  14. Happy belated birthday, Pooja! I apologize for having missed your post, but you know how it is with writers and their first drafts of a story….I hope you had a wonderful birthday. And, of course, many happy, healthy returns of the day.

  15. A very Happiest Birthday Pooja( Sorry belated)
    I really wish that. May this year bring lots of love, charm, success, prosperity, love and happiness to your life! Hope you had a great birthday!
    Happy birthday once again โคโคโค

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