is the natural number following 24 and preceding 26
is a square number
is the atomic number of manganese
is the number of years of marriage marked in a silver wedding anniversary
is the number of cents in a quarter
is the number of days approximately that takes the sun to do a complete rotation on itself.
Fascinating, I know. What may interest you more is that 25 is how old I will be... tomorrow! For some reason, 25 feels important. I mean, honestly, it's a quarter of a century. This is big news!
Birthdays are times that lead to reflection about life, like: yikes, I'm getting old or what do I want to do this year? or what have I accomplished so far in my life? Sometimes I look at other people who are my age or thereabouts and think "man, I have to start doing something with my life!" However. I think sometimes I get too caught up in what other people have accomplished in their lives, and start to measure "success" by events, or awards, or careers. And I forget... success isn't necessarily defined by what we do, or how much money we make. Success, to me, is knowing that I am in the right place at the right time, working to accomplish my goals and having fun in the meantime! So even if I'm broke and not done with college... I'm getting there :)
Marilyn Monroe says it perfectly: "I don't care about money, I just want to be wonderful!"