I can't believe it has almost been a year since I have published my blog entitled, " Today's Subject...Turning 29." I also realize I haven't been diligent in writing but I am here now with some serious thoughts and valuable reflection.
As you can see I have had to change the title of the blog to match this upcoming decade I am about to embark upon...the 30s. I have heard that your thirties are better than your twenties from several people. Apparently one tends to get more settled in their own skin, we learn to react differently to others that offend us, and overall a greater sense of self.
I can honestly say a part of me is really looking forward to the next decade. I have spent my twenties setting myself up for this very moment. I have a house, a great career, a nice car, a cute boyfriend and an amazing dog. I have spent the last few years really surrounding myself with people I love, and who love me and support me. I have eliminated most of the negative people in my life and those that still linger, I wisely limit my time with them. I find myself much more selective with who I let in, and much more apathetic to people's opinions of what I do. I really enjoy this sense of control and it wasn't always this easy to let things go.
The other part of me is sad to see the twenties go. Many years of risk taking, indiscretions, partying, and frivolousness is in the past. I remember being able to party until 6am, wake up at 8am and take a final exam. The last time I stayed up until 6am was because of indigestion and it certainly wasn't from being out all night.
My goal for the next decade is to own my own business, publish a book and start my own family. I'll be sure to reflect on this a year from now to see if I have gotten started on any of this.
So here's to 30! I have made it three decades without any major injuries (minus the trampoline and rollerblading incidents), set-backs or disappointments. I have a beautiful family, a great job and the one I love loves me back. For the next year at least, I will be 30 and fabulous!