This is 25.

You know how long it’s been since I’ve put anything on here? Exactly the number of days to make me forget my login. Thankfully, I have a grand total of 3 passwords floating out there, so it wasn’t hard to hack back into my own account.

Since we’ve last spoke, I’ve turned 25. Yes, that may be the most exciting thing that has happened in the past 5 months. It narrowly beat out brushing my teeth daily, feeding myself, and PREPARING FOR THE TREK IN TORRES DEL PAINE! Sorry, I didn’t mean to be so aggressive. I was just desperately trying to remind myself people out there that I am an interesting person.

Usually, a birthday post calls for something along the lines of “what I’ve learned” or “everything that happened during my last age was awesome.” Instead, for tonight, I will be performing the “I ain’t got no more time for this shit.” I hope you enjoy.

Shit I don’t have time for

1. That thing where I feel like I should be doing something else instead of what I actually feel like doing.

2. Taking shit from people.

3. Giving excessive chances to people.

4. Not doing something because no one else is tagging along. Especially if said thing is a coupley activity. Like pumpkin/apple picking. Upside: no one to be embarrassed of me when I fight a small child for the best pumpkin.

5. Drinking excessively, causing a 4-day hangover that I’m still fighting.

6. Not thinking I’m hot shit. Because I am. (Also, people who don’t think I’m hot shit. They obviously have poor taste.)

7. Thinking I’m hot shit all the time. I’m maybe a warm shit at best… well, I’m definitely warmer than lukewarm.

8. Being so emotional on the blog about cheesy shit.

9. Wasting money on shit I don’t need. Recent indulgences include an alarm clock that mimics the sunrise. Who the fuck thinks about buying this shit? Don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely been helping my early mornings, now that winter is coming, but still.

10. Stop saying shit

Shit I should probably do, maybe, if I want to be a functional adult*

1. Reach out to others. I was home alone for about 3 weeks and by the end of it, everything was falling apart. Maybe I should actually get friends that live within 100 miles of me.

2. Figure out why people are automatically taking a certain amount of money from your account each month… and who they are. Is this legal?

3. I’m back to being a hot shit.

4. Do more than stare blankly at the TV during free time. Heck, maybe I’ll go as far as saying actually watching the show you’re staring at when you’re staring blankly at the TV.

5. Be less terrible about confrontation. Normal people call this “having an opinion and talking about it.”

6. Find that balance that all comedians have between self-hatred and hysterically funny.

7. Continue planning shit in advance. Use that goddamn planner you spent $40 on.

8. Buy a new planner. Maybe don’t use it as a journal also.

9. Put more intentional things on the blog. Emotional things that actually matter. While we’re on the whole blog thing, figure out what to put on the blog. Yeah, let’s start there.

*side note: do I really want to be one though?

Some random things that happened during the 5 months that I left out because I was trying to be funny: I got a motorcycle, I got a second job, and I lost 20 pounds. Man, where does the time go? (Now that I’m 25, I can officially use older-people phrases!)

A birthday post just isn’t the same without a self-indulgent photo. So here it is! Does it scream “I’m 25 and thriving” or is it more like “This is completely posed and everything is falling apart. SOS”?


If there’s anyone out there still reading, how have you been?

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  • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

    Happy Happy belated birthday!! I’ll be seeing you very soon ;)

    • Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Thanks Marcella!! Yayyyy can’t wait :)))

  • Jordan Beck Wagner

    I’m glad you’re back! Happy Belated Birthday and welcome to 25 ;)

    • Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Thanks Jordan :) Hope everything’s been going well with you!

  • Camila @ AdventitiousViolet

    Aw happy belated birthday and glad you’re back!! :)

    • Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Thanks Camila!! Hopping over to catch up on what you’ve been up to! :)

  • Lani

    Happy Birthday! You look great! Adventure suits you well ;)

    • Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Thanks, Lani :)) Hope you’re doing well!

  • Kerri

    Ahh, Happy Belated birthday and sorry for taking such a long time to comment, things have been a little busy for me! I’ve definitely missed your posts, but I totally get the whole not-blogging thing too. I’m somewhat considering giving it up myself to be honest… but I’m not sure yet.

    • Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Thank you, Kerri! <3 You commented exactly 94 hours from my post… and here I thought we were friends :p Yeah, I've noticed a lot of us are slowing down hahah. If anything, I like knowing what you're up to so I can update that stalker notebook I keep.

  • Kelly

    Happy belated birthday! I’m terrible with confrontations too…but it’s partially because I don’t have much middle ground between neutral and enraged, so avoiding confrontation is really like kindly sparing them trauma, amirite? And congrats on getting that best pumpkin :)

    • Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Thank youuu <3 hahahaha I wish that was why I avoided confrontation. Maybe if I were better at it, it wouldn't be a problem.

  • Courtney @ Adelante

    Haha! This made me laugh out loud. And I love your lists. Can I adopt them??

    Also, welcome to the old folks club. Adulting is hard. You will need wine.

    Hope you’re doing well!! :)

    • Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Thanks Courtney!! I always appreciate advice from people who are killing it ;) Hope you’re doing fantastically as well at your new job!! Waiting to hear all about it :)

  • Autumn Ashbough

    Damn, I’m last, aren’t I? I have been missing posts right and left. When I turn 25, I’m going to get organized…oh. Wait.

    I like your lists, they made me laugh, especially fighting over the pumpkin.

    And Lani’s right, you look great. Hot shit, indeed.

  • Anna | slightly astray

    Michelle!!! I just realized that you’re blogging again! I’ve missed it! Okay this is super late, but happy very belated quarter-of-a-century! And yessssss, I’m like 5 years older than you, and I’m just now starting to figure out 1-4, and 6 (from the first list). It’s soooo true, I’m just too old to keep giving people chances and deal with shit. And you look GREAT!! xx