525,600 minutes

by Krystal Bick
February 21, 2017

When you were growing up, did you ever have an “age” in mind that you felt your life would just be figured out by? Life would make sense. Everything in its place. The path you’d be on would be paved but exciting and full of turns and you knew where it was headed. For me, that age was 31. I’m not sure why I settled on it ultimately — perhaps it was the age of a character in a book I had been reading at the time. Perhaps 30 felt like too even or round of a number. Perhaps as a 15 year old, 31 seemed so far off and so foreign and so, well, OLD.

Well, this past weekend I turned 31. And when I woke up, I don’t know if I felt necessarily settled. Or like I had my life figured out. Heck, I don’t even think I’ve gone grocery shopping in a while (I know, I know, failing hard at adulting here). But you know what I also realized? That I didn’t really care. Because I had a long list of reasons in my head and my heart that made me realize it’s all relative and I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. I had spent most of my 20s thinking I had to attain this level of far off achievement that I when I got to my 30s, it seemed only natural to keep it up. To keep pushing, sometimes at the risk of losing sight of what I had already accomplished for myself. So if for no one else, I’d like to say a few things to my 15-year-old self: 1. Life won’t be figured out by 31. But you’ll LOVE it just the same. 2. Never lose sight of how far you’ve come, even if it doesn’t necessarily feel like it sometimes. 3. Go to bed earlier and drink more water. Your skin will thank me later.

Hope you all had a lovely, long weekend! Thanks so much for reading!

OUTFIT DETAILS: Sachin + Babi dress // Stuart Weitzman boots // Alexander McQueen jacket // Celine sunglasses // Furla bag

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

14 thoughts on “525,600 minutes

  1. Yesss! I totally agree with your post. To be honest, I don’t think we will ever reach to that point where we feel like we have it all figured out. Things will always change and curve balls will constantly be thrown at out. I think we just have to make the most out of life and enjoy it!


  2. Happy Birthday!!! I always thought that I would have it all figured out by 30, I was convinced that I would be married and a home owner by then… but that isn’t in the cards for me and that is totally fine! Great advice to your younger self. I hope you had a great bday!

    xo, Sarah

  3. Happy Birthday! It’s funny to think back on when we thought we would have it all figured out. I’ve come to the conclusion that we’ll never really have it all figured out but that we’ll be happy anyway!

    Loving that leather jacket!

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