thirty years

I’m 30 today. After all the hype, it’s finally here, and I feel…THE SAME!

I’ve been thinking about what to write about this birthday for a while. What wisdom can I impart? Do I have any in the first place? ;) I went through the whole, “holy crap! I’m gonna be 30!” phase. And “wow, did I do everything I wanted to do before 30?”

Then yesterday, I came to the conclusion, “WHO CARES?!” This past year I’ve been learning to make the distinction between what people think of me and what I think of me. Here is a perfect time to practice. Why do we think 30 is old/a milestone/a benchmark? Why do we think we need to have a, b, or c accomplished before 30?

We put that pressure on ourselves (or we think other people are putting it on us). All that matters is that you’re slowly moving towards who you want to be and what you want to do. And age doesn’t matter.

I’m a little bit happier, a little more enlightened, and a little bit closer to my goals than last year, so YAY.

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Things this past year of life has taught me:

  • The most important person you need love from isn’t your s/o, your friends, your parents, or even God. It’s you. You need to love you.
  • Mindset changes everything.
  • If you don’t like something about yourself, you can change it.
  • If you tell yourself, "everything is hard for me," everything will seem hard for you.
  • If you tell yourself, "everything is easy for me," everything will seem easy for you.
  • If your brain is spiraling out of control with a thought or feeling, label it “thinking” or “feeling,” and it will calm your mind.
  • There’s no use stressing about things you can’t control. It’s a waste of energy (something I always “knew” but never really knew).
  • Also, everything is going to be okay. 
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