Today’s my birthday and I really can’t believe how fast the past year has gone. I was thinking about what I wanted this post to be about… because 31 is kind of a boring birthday. Not that exciting, but I still like to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next.
I have always known that I would love my thirties and it’s been even better than I could have imagined. I know a lot of people thrive in their twenties, but I just did not. They weren’t for me. I survived them and I’m better because of what I experienced.
But, man, I already love this decade. I feel so much more confident with who I am and at peace with who I am not. Feeling “settled” is the best way I can describe it. I just feel good with where I am in life and excited about where I’m heading. It was worth the work to build this foundation.
This summer, even with the pandemic, a lot of big things fell into place personally. It’s weird to feel excited and I have felt guilty for celebrating things, but I do think it’s important to acknowledge the good when there’s good. I have a feeling the next year is going to be a big, exciting one. 🥰
PS I love this picture of me right before turning 31 versus this picture of me before turning 30. Similar outfits but completely different vibes. I think it really captures the vibe of how I ended this year. No makeup, wet hair, a comfortable dress. I feel more “me” than ever and it’s a great feeling.