Turning 30 didn’t feel scary. I was ready to welcome a new decade in my life. Little did I know there would be so much I would learn in this first year of my decade.
- Learned: Being Present- it’s so easy to get lost in Instagram and forget to be present in the moment. I’ve learned to put my phone down and revel in the moment more. It’s taken immense pressure of trying to be ‘on’ in a situation and allowed me to build deeper connections with my loved ones. Time isn’t to be taken for granted, it’s never guaranteed so enjoy the moment you’re in!
- Loved: I have learned to love the path I’m on- I’ve struggled with several things this past year weight, work, and our timeline to start a family. I had such a heavy focus on WHY NOT ME instead of sharing my gratitude for what I currently have. I started to put more emphasis on thanking God for the current path I’m on and it radically changed how I viewed my timeline in life. I know that in time God will provide more than what I could ever imagine and has already proven that in my life, time and time again. I’m happy, I’m healthy and I’m thanking God for all that he has provided in my life.
- Let Go: the pressure of saying yes to set healthy boundaries. It’s so easy to say yes- I felt the pressure more than ever going into my 30s. I said yes to projects at work that entailed more work- with no additional pay and didn’t align with my passions and to blog campaigns just to earn additional income even if I didn’t feel a great connection to the brand. It took me a while to find my voice but I am so happy that I did. What I realized when I learned to say no was that I was able to say YES to what I was passionate about and the opportunities continued to come in.
After my first year down I am looking forward to this next decade and what it has in store.