I just turned 25 last month and what’s a better way to welcome adulthood but to throw a themed party. Well actually, it was my beau and my closest friend here in the land of the sand who organized and made this party come to life.

October wasn’t an easy month for me, but with a little help from my friends and support from my beau I got through the month strong and steady. I guess that’s what birthdays are for, to remind you of reasons why you’re still here on earth occupying space and breathing every moment of what life has in store for you.

 3 valuable lessons I’ve learned as I turned 25 

It doesn’t get easier, you get tougher.

Sometimes, you get tough unconsciously but most of the times it is an everyday choice. You have to hold on to the reasons why you are fighting, why you’re still standing. Things could shatter in front of you in a split second, always have a clear picture of your whys, your reasons, your foundation. Hold on to that because that’s the only thing that no one could take away from you.

Seek for quality not quantity.

Even with picking chocolates, at this point you have to choose the good stuff and not just a waste of calories and space. Having said that, choose to have quality relationships – with your friends, family & lover. I am so blessed to be surrounded with an unfaltering support system. I have amazing friends and I found the love of my life. What more could I ask for?

You are not defined by your past. 

You are the choices you make and not a product of the past that you have no control of. PERIOD.