Yes, Father Time has knocked on my door once again. It was my birthday this past weekend and I am a year older. How old am I ? Old enough to know better, and feel a bit wiser in my high heels…
I will say though, that my 30’s have been an interesting time in my life. I miss certain aspects of my 20’s, but not all.
What have I learned?
I am more comfortable in my skin as a certified 30’s girl, than I was in my 20’s. Sure I have days where my self-esteem could use a jump-start, but it has nothing to do with my looks or how I carry myself. 10 pounds overweight, doesn’t matter. I’m good to go. I will eat pizza in front of you with cheese dripping off my chin and not really care. Love it or leave it.
I have a certain style when it comes to clothing and/or shoes. I don’t need to try the latest style or trend that will be gone in 6 months. I know what works for my body and what looks good on me. Sure, I’ll step out of my comfort zone every once in a while and try a new look, but I stick to what looks the best on me. And by the way, it’s nothing in the fuchsia color group…
I know what I will and won’t put up with. I’m pretty much set in my convictions and I am not going to budge. I am not trying to impress anyone or make someone like me. If we disagree on something, that’s fine. But I’m not going to give in, just to seem more likable. Life is full of interesting people with different views. It’s what makes the world go ’round.
I have some of the best memories of my life from my 20’s. Times that I look back on, and wish that they didn’t fly by so fast: I received my Bachelor’s degree, met my future husband, got engaged, went to Hawaii, took several road trips, bar hopped, the list goes on and on…
I am happy at this season of my life. Sure, there are things I wish I could change, but don’t we all?
As another year passes, I am thankful and feel blessed. Life is hard sometimes being a grown-up and all, but there it is.
The best advice I could pass on to you young things out there?
Love hard, hug often, and smile like you’ve got it all figured out.