Happy Birthday to me! A week ago I turned 29 on the 29th, and though a part of me still feels like I’m only twenty, there’s the other part telling me: You’re getting old. It’s really kinda silly if you ask me, but I wonder if this is how everyone feels when they’re so close to turning or have turned 30. They say the 30s are the new 20s, but what does that really mean anyway?
Apparently in your 30s you start to care less about everything. Perhaps going out with bare, unpainted toe nails (something I’ve never been able to do) won’t seem like such a big deal anymore, or missing out on brunch won’t give me major FOMO?
Turning 30 is a major milestone–it’s a big leap from one decade to another in which you start reflecting about your entire life and whether you’ve made the right choices or whether you’ve simply wasted time. Are you in the right career path? If not, you need to get moving, if yes, then you still need to get moving. Have you thought marriage? If yes, then what are you waiting for? If you ARE married, then when will you be having kids?
So you see, it seems like all the questions and what-ifs in life begin to intensify. You can no longer keep putting things off like you used to–or at least it feels that way. Maybe I’m jumping ahead of myself here–I did turn 29 and not 30, but with only a year of difference I don’t see how there could be much distinction between the two. If you’re reading this and are in your 30s, tell me, am I wrong? Am I getting antsy for no particular reason? Should I not be freaking out about it?
One thing’s for sure though. I want to fully enjoy my last year as a twenty-something to the max. I want to close out this decade by savoring every single moment and not worrying about how I’m getting old because in reality that’s a good thing. It means I’m alive and I want nothing more than to celebrate that. I’ve created a list with my personal goals to remind me to just keep going and continue to bring you (hopefully) inspiring content.
And when I do turn 30, I’m sure that’ll be a whole ‘nother story. Stay tuned!