So, today is my 25th birthday! It feels a bit strange to be a quarter of a century, but I feel like this is a good age for me. Most of my friends are older than me, so mentally I’ve felt like I have been 25 for a year now. It’s been a crazy year, I quit my last job, started a new one, took a vacation, took a blog break, started cosplaying as a new hobby, and started blogging again with a bit of a shifted focus.

I am happy that the one thing that has remained consistent has been this blog – and you guys, my readers, always have the sweetest words and most encouraging comments. So thank you! You never cease to put a smile on my face after a bad day.


I don’t normally post personal items on the blog, but I wanted to share some of my goals for next year, taken from my “25 before 26” list (which a lot are actually carried over from last year’s list)…some are serious, but some are silly!

  • Don’t sweat the small stuff
  • Go running more
  • Finish five cosplay costumes
  • Don’t be afraid to go out after work
  • Take [another] vacation
  • Purchase solid, investment wardrobe pieces
  • Buy a new couch
  • Grow my bangs out
  • Finish illustrations that I start
  • Collaborate on creating blog/cosplay videos

Hopefully next year, this post will have kept me accountable to complete them!

What have some of your goals been this year? Are you keeping up with them?

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10 thoughts on “Twenty Five

  • May 15, 2014 at 12:04 am

    So happy for you to celebrate your 25th year…. your talents are countless and your blog so inspiring! Keep up the good work and I hope you meet all your goals and more……… :)

  • May 13, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful year and lots of good times! :) x

  • May 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Happy birthday Kyla! Hope you have an amazing day /year ahead of you!
    Love the colours in this illu!

  • May 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Hey Kyla Happy Bday!!!
    Love your adorable illustration :) I have some goals that I would like to accomplish too this year before I turn 30 eek!

    Hope you have a wonderful day and accomplish much this year and have fun :)

  • May 13, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Happy birthday!! Yay for being a quarter of a century old! I’ll be joining you in a month! You have a great list of goals and I hope you accomplish them all!


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