This past weekend I celebrated my 28th birthday and DAMN b, I'm living dangerously close to 30! I did a little reflecting and wanted to share some thoughts on it.
How does it feel?
It honestly doesn't feel very different. I've worked so hard to build this beautiful life that I'm so blessed to live in and everyday is just a blessing to me. Sometimes it's a little surreal that this is my reality because not so long ago I was so lost.
In my early twenties I had no idea of what I wanted in my career. I was chasing silly boys and I was surrounding myself with toxic people who's morals and values did not align with my own and therefore, brought me to a place where I didn't recognize myself.
Currently I am quite happy balancing two careers that I do enjoy very much and that I feel I do very well at. I am married to a wonderful man who loves and supports me but also challenges me to help me grow into the badass I've always meant to be. I have a wonderful family. And the group of friends around me are supportive, beautiful, intelligent and successful ass people that uplift me and one another.
How can I honestly feel anything but happiness with that life?
What did I learn this past year?
The biggest lesson I learned at 27 was that you can still grow out of people. I have had break ups and make ups my whole life and I thought that I was done with that but I learned that we all keep growing and sometimes that means growing out of people. I am not the same person I was when I was 21 and I won't be the same person when I'm 39.
I learned to be a little selfish when it comes to my feelings. I would often hold back to spare the feelings of others but this year I did a lot less of that. You have to protect your peace of mind. So I shed a few layers in the name of self love.
What am I looking forward to this year?
I haven't set real goals in a long time. I'm kind of a, go-with-the-flow type of person. My goals were very loose, like, find a career, or do something you love. I've never had a bucket list or true resolutions.
For this year, my goal is to really work on our future. I want a home that I can grow old in, so I need to make a decision of where I want to live. I want to leave a legacy so that my children and grandchildren and great grandchildren will have it easier than I did, so I need to work on building myself in my careers and building our business more.
It makes me very happy to be able to look back and see what I've been able to accomplish so far at my age and excited to see what the coming years have in store for me. I can't wait to meet the person I'm going to be at 30, I have a feeling she's going to be amazing.