25 *BLEEPING* Terrifies Me

It is official. I, Casey Marie Brown, am 25 years old. I have lived a quarter of a century. Wow, the time flies, doesn’t it?!

Among the very heartfelt messages I received from friends and family on the big day, one stuck out to me. My best friend Emily said, “Don’t be scared of 25—I know it’s going to be a great one for you!” She didn’t just say this to be the supportive friend she is; she knew that this birthday was weighing heavily on me.

The truth is, for the last couple of months, the thought of turning 25 absolutely terrified me.

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