It’s my birthday today. Somehow, I woke up this morning and I’m thirty-five. Thirty five. HOW did this happen? I literally feel like I’m only about twenty most days (partly because I have a hard time believing that I’m actually an adult responsible for things like raising a child, car payments, mortgages….), but here I am, a child of the early eighties, now thirty-five years old.
And you know what? It’s awesome! The last five years have been the period of greatest growth and change in my life. Although most days I don’t feel like I’m in my thirties at all, my early thirties are when I really grew up, started putting others ahead of myself, accepted me for who I am and loved it, and found my true passions. I honestly can’t see myself having this blog if I was in my twenties – I just didn’t have the confidence and the strength to put myself out there. But today, at thirty-five, it makes me happy and gives me a much-needed creativity boost to share my passion with my readers, even if I get a million weird looks from people as I’m taking an outfit selfie. So what I’ve learned is to embrace what makes you happy, ignore the doubters, remember what’s important in YOUR life and embrace it all, even the odd wrinkle or grey hair. Aging is beautiful, especially when you’re growing as a person at the same time.
Enjoy the pretty things in life,