Before you know it, you'll be waking up on your 25th birthday wondering where the past few years went.
While time could be talked about endlessly, you need to be the front and center subject of this conversation.
Don't see 25 as halfway to anything; live in the now, appreciate how far you've come, and own it. Age is just a number, and reaching 25 is another glamorous stepping stone toward the endless possibilities that lie ahead.
So, don't cut yourself short on your 25th birthday, and be sure to celebrate yourself in more ways than one.
1. Pamper Yourself
Sadly, every day can't be an opportunity to dabble in the luxuries of being pampered. On your 25 birthday, though, milk it!
If you've always wanted a facial, or have been craving a gel manicure and pedicure, go for it. You don't need a crown to feel like royalty.
2. Knock Something Special Off Your Bucket List
Remember, we aren't halfway to anything, but 25 is a prime time to check something off that bucket list of yours. You're feeling accomplished and determined, so use that energy and get on it ASAP.
3. Buy One Of Those Must-Have Items
Whether you've always wanted a pair of leather pants to channel Sandy from Grease, or the perfect leather jacket, it's time to purchase one of them.
Material items don't feed the soul, but can certainly be necessary birthday treats for your night out.
4. Hang Out With Friends You've Known Forever
What better way to celebrate yourself and how far you've come than to be around people who have known you the longest?
It will be fun to reminisce about the crazy stories from your past, and your friends' appreciation of who you've become to them.
5. Stream Your Favorite Tunes All Day
Listening to music can be extremely liberating. Your favorites will get you in the right mindset to simply enjoy your day.
A little dancing couldn't hurt, either. Make a solid birthday playlist, and keep it streaming all day long.
6. Dedicate Time To A Personal Project
Working on something that isn't for work is a great pastime to focus on.
If you've dedicated your time to it, it clearly has some significant meaning to you. The day is entirely about you, remember?
7. Whip Up A Delicious Lunch Or Dinner, Just For You
Ringing in a great day would be incomplete without your favorite food to accompany.
8. Take The Day Off
If possible, don't go to work. No one deserves to be stuck at a desk for their 25th birthday, anyway.
Now, if you have an exciting job you absolutely love, lucky you. Grab birthday drinks with your co-workers after the day is finished.
9. Wear Something That Makes You Happy
Break out your favorite outfit that makes you feel confident and happy. You only get to turn 25 once in a lifetime, so you might as well walk into it with a smile on your face.
10. Watch That Movie You've Been Putting Off
Somebody get the popcorn and wine ready.
There's certainly nothing wrong with enjoying a little bit of down time, and popping in a movie you've never seen (or one of the classics).
11. Embark On Your Favorite Nightlife Activity
If you love clubbing or open mic nights, round up the squad, and hit the road. The night is your playground, without the monkey bars.
12. Look At Old Photos Or Memorabilia
The past has a lot to do with who you are, and looking at old pictures will give you tremendous gratitude for who and where you are now.
13. Toast To All Of Your Accomplishments
Whether the drink is alcoholic or non-alcoholic, you need to take a moment to toast to the lovely person celebrating a birthday.
14. Plan A Trip
Give yourself something to look forward to, and plan a little getaway. It doesn't have to be anything major, and can even be visiting a neighboring city or state.
15. Document Your Entire Day
You want to remember your 25th birthday in every possible way. If you keep a journal, write in it. Also, take pictures throughout the day.
Don't treat 25 as just another year in the books. This is the beginning of your future, so be sure to celebrate the amazing person you are. You're just getting started.