Forever21

When you turn 21, it feels like life is just beginning. Whether you’re already working, trying to get through college, or hoping and praying for a job offer, adulthood seems like it’s really happening.

Early 20’s is a time when you think you should have it all together – whatever “it” is; but in reality, most don’t, and that’s okay.

Well, as I am preparing to enter my last year of college at the end of August, I could be overwhelmed with the stresses of life. I could tell you 21 things that are weighing on my mind, and give you 21 reasons why I don’t want to be an adult anymore.

Instead, I’m choosing to focus on the positive.

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Here’s 21 reasons why I am happy:

1. I’m alive and healthy.

2. I’ve successfully completed 3 years of college.

3. Tuition has always been paid. (by God’s GRACE)

4. I’ve obtained my scholarship.

5. The fact that I HAVE a scholarship.

6. I’m officially a traveled woman.

7. Africa tremendously changed my life. (specifically Zambia)

8. I have the cutest new haircut.

9. My family is relocating to DC. (While this is also a reason to be sad, it’s the beginning of a new chapter in our lives, which is a reason to be happy)

10. My health has gone from not that good to great in a matter of months.

11. I have the most genuine, loving, supportive friends in this world. (I dare you to disagree)

12. I have a secured internship for the whole 2015-2016 school year

13. My relationship with God is the best relationship I’ve had (And we’re never breaking up)

14. I have decided that I’m going to officially learn how to cook (lol)

15. I drink at least 3 cups of green tea a day (Try it, you’ll be happy too)

16. My brother is now a college freshman at the University of South Carolina. (I know you guys don’t really care, but I’m such a proud big sister)

17. I’m so excited to be one of the editors of my school newspaper (The Script) this year

18. God is preparing a car for me (praise break)

19. I turned 21 yesterday.

20. No more fake IDs

21. Happy Hour every Friday 🙂

Be blessed everyone. And always always always focus on your reasons to be happy.

xo, mjb

Author: Maya J. Boddie

Daughter. Sister. Friend. Lover. Giver. Writer. Dreamer. Doer.

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