30 years old…It’s all downhill from here! Or is it?
Well, it came and it passed…I am officially 30 years old! I have been asked a lot of questions over the last week. Questions from friends, family and coworkers. I have been told a lot of things over the last couple years, scratch that, we have ALL been told things about the infamous age 30, pretty much as soon as we turn 21! “Enjoy your 20’s” “Do it now! While you are young!”. Etc. Etc. As a woman, there is so much emphasis on the negative parts of turning 30. A handful of people even said to me “Welp, it’s all downhill from here!” WHO SAYS THAT?!
30?! it’s all downhill from here!
Can I just tell you how much I HATE that statement? “It’s all downhill from here.” It’s already bad enough that we are told that the dreaded thirties are coming for us every birthday we’ve had for the last nine years. So let’s just make it worse on the actual day by saying…good luck, hold on tight! I did not get a chance to really live up my twenties because I had three kids during my twenties. My first, at the age of 21. But, I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. One of my friends asked me how I felt on my birthday, and I responded with the usual sigh, but then after sitting for a moment and seeing my beautiful friends around me, and thinking about my kids, husband, health and life, I replied back saying that I felt good. That day was just another day. One day older yes, but that is not a bad thing. We all get older, it’s a part of life, but as you get older you appreciate the things that you may have taken for granted when you were young. I am about to tell you why turning 30 isn’t so bad! And hopefully you are right here with me saying yassss girl! 😉
These are going to be my best years yet, and let me tell you why!
- I know who I am– I’m pretty freakin awesome…Gone are the high school days of trying to fit in, trying to be cool and worrying what everyone else thinks about me and what I do. I have grown more confident than I ever thought possible and that makes me amazingly happy.
- I have a beautiful family– I have a family of 3 amazing kiddos, and a ridiculously awesome husband. Each one of us have our own little personalities and when we are together I feel nothing but extreme joy.
- I know what I want in life and no one is going to stop me– I have been through hardships, I have experienced emotional traumas, I have made friends, lost friends and reconnected with old friends. Missed out on huge opportunities and made bigger ones. Taken chances and regretted not pushing the envelope further. Through all of these experiences I have learned what I want, and what I will accomplish for myself and why. I’m sure these goals will change, and I hope they do, because if you aren’t growing in life and achieving the things you are setting out to do, then what the hell are we doing with ourselves? I for one, am much happier when I feel like I have a purpose.
So, long story short, I think I am going to kick 30’s ass! And I am going to keep kicking all the way to 40, when a whole new chapter of my life will start. This year though, 2018, is mine, so watch out!
If you aren’t feeling this way in your own life, then I encourage you to take a deeper look at what is going on around you. Who are you surrounding yourself with? What activities are taking up a lot of your time? If you are unhappy in any part of your life, your job, your finances, love life, physical appearance etc. it’s time to make a change. Figure out what kind of life you want and create it. If you need a little help, reach out!