I turned 30 on April 30th this year, and I had all kind of feelings a few days leading up to the big day and a few days after. I always thought that turning 30, and then 50, would be two of the biggest milestones in my life. So with each milestone, I had set some pretty lofty goals.
My twenties have flown by. It feels like between the time I hopped on a plane at 18 to attend college in the USA and the time I got married and started my career, only a few years have passed..Definitely not 12! It all happened so quickly.
There are so many things that I wish I had done differently in my twenties.
There are many personal and career goals that I thought I would have reached by now. I had a pretty clear idea in my head of what my life “should” look like at 30. But that’s the thing with life – it doesn’t always work out the way you want it to, and that’s okay. It’s all about being positive and counting your blessings.
Because the truth is, I feel pretty awesome at 30 today. My friend KJ had always told me that 30 was awesome and she was damn right.
I feel the prettiest and healthiest now, and that’s because it takes time to figure sh*t out. I’ve finally figured out the hair color that works for me. I’ve figured out the fitness program that works for my body. I’ve figured out what type of clothes to buy to enhance my body type and match my personality. (Definitely not giving up on ripped jeans, graphic tee and sneakers anytime soon. Sorry everyone. Haha)
I’ve figured out how to handle my anxiety (for the most part). I’ve figured out how to re-connect with my husband when life tries to pull us apart. I’ve figured out how to be a better wife, daughter, sister, and friend. I’ve figured out how to say “no” to things that wouldn’t make me happy and to not give a sh*t about it. I’ve figured out how to be more spontaneous and do things that would make me happy (I’ve traveled all over last year and it was so amazing).
I’ve figured out a lot of freaking things in the last ten years, and that’s the best part about growing “older”.
So cheers to 30 and me. It can be easy to forget to cherish what we have in life because we put too much emphasis on the goals we have set for ourselves. But growing as a person, and growing in age, can be so rewarding.
So I’m going to enjoy this new chapter & drink some more champagne!