Thoughts on turning THIRTY…
This month I hit a pretty big milestone that I was not particularly looking forward to. I turned (GULP) thirty. YIKES. No longer a twenty something…Once I got over the “shock” of turning the big 3-0 (with only a minor instance of feeling “old” when I was talking to an attractive, young twenty something at a party) I realized I’m pretty
indifferent excited to be thirty. I made mistakes in my twenties (of course! and thank goodness it was all pre-social media), and through trial and error, I hopefully learned from them and have no desire to have them repeated. Like that feeling at the beginning of a new year when the previous year hasn’t gone quite as planned, and it feels like you’re getting a fresh start…I’m excited for this new decade of my life, and my “fresh start” at thirty.
Not only am I thirty but I’m also single! (OMG, I know!) But as much as I want to be married and have babies, I’m so enjoying being single right now! I can do what I want, when I want and I don’t have to worry about a significant other. Stay up blogging or reading until 2am? Sure! Shopping without having to explain any purchases? Yes, please 😉 Time to pursue any hobbies that interest me without taking time away from a relationship? Yup! Staying at home on a weekend, lounging in my sweats, snacking on whatever I want and binge-watching an entire season of Nashville on Netflix? Uh-huh! Take a nap in the middle of the day? Oh, how I love naps! Saying yes (or no) to every social event in my calendar, without having to consult someone else’s schedule? Awesome! Of course, this won’t last forever (and I don’t want it to) but I will definitely enjoy it while I can!
A few more thoughts;
At thirty, I’m feeling more like a “grown up” (whatever that means). I’ve joked with my friends that now that I’m thirty I have started enjoying coffee, wine and (some) beer, whereas before, my palette was very limited in these areas.
I love my body! Do you ever look back at pictures and think, “Wow, I looked better/was skinnier then I gave myself credit for!” I have. I want to be fit and healthy, but now, I’m going to rock the body I have. I’m not ever going to look like/have the same body type as some of my friends but that’s O-K! Thank God we don’t all look the same! What a boring world this would be if we did.
I care a lot less what people think of me. Or at least, I get over what people might think of me a lot faster. If you don’t like me then too bad cause I’m awesome 😉 lol.
I know what I want (I think). Ok, I’m still figuring some things out (life IS a journey, not a destination) but I know what I don’t want. Which I think can be just as important as the latter. And when it comes to relationships, I don’t want to be in them with people who are not genuine, selfish, drama queens/kings, negative, closed minded…you get the idea… I want to invest in relationships more than “things”. Investing in people will always hold a bigger and more rewarding payoff than any commodity ever could.
I’ve also come to realize that I need to take better care of myself. Eating what I want, not exercising, going to bed with my makeup on, getting only a few hours of sleep…those things may have been “ok” for my twenty-something self, but just does not cut it now that I’m thirty. I don’t want to take my health for granted anymore and want to focus on being healthy and happy. Spirit, Soul and Body. In that order!
Well, a few reflections and revelations so far on turning thirty.
I’m sure I will have a few more along the journey. 🙂
So, what are your thoughts about turning thirty?
(Or any other age)