I’m 20!

It’s my birthday! I don’t even know what to say because I can’t believe it myself. Nineteen felt like it took forever, but I hope twenty has a lot to offer me in terms of my career, personal life, and overall happiness.

I know I don’t often post about myself, but I believe birthdays are an important part of celebrating another year of life that has passed and ushering in a new one. My proudest achievement of nineteen was maintaining a 4.0 GPA for three semesters in a row. While I know a GPA is “just a number,” it meant a lot to me because it was a goal I set to prove to myself that anything is possible with some hard work. I wanted to do the best that I could possibly do and learn the most I possibly could, and for me, this number does reflect it all. Despite the many people who tried to tell me not to “try to be perfect,” I drove myself to be the best that I can be and succeeded, only working harder because of those doubting me.

While I don’t know what twenty holds for me, one of my goals is to challenge myself through writing. I have found that much of my creative writing is very “safe,” but most of the literature that I read is not. I’d like to really be able to write from the weird places inside myself and to be confident in the work I produce by doing so. This is a personal goal, but I believe it can only improve my writing career at the same time.

I hope my birthday is a great day for everyone 🙂

-Alexa

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