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I’m always left in wonder trying to figure out how time passes by so quickly. Here we are, another month coming to an end and a new one about to begin. My birthday was at the beginning of the month, on the first to be exact, and as I sit here on the last day of the month, I’m realizing now more than ever that I’m one month closer to hitting a milestone birthday next year. You guys, I will officially be in my mid-thirties. How in the world did this happen?
If I’m being honest, getting older used to scare me. I was never one of those people that wanted to rush to my 21st birthday or wish time away. I enjoyed birthdays, but also realized there was nothing I could do to make myself any younger. Since having kids, and I guess you could say maturing a bit, things have been put in a new perspective for me. I now realize that birthdays are always important. They’re a gift. They’re a time of celebration. And they’re a great time to do some self reflecting.
You know that saying, age is nothing but a number? Well, I feel like I really get it now. I’m not exactly sure what someone in their mid-thirties is supposed to feel like, but I know that I don’t feel much different than I did before. Ok, maybe that’s not entirely true. The tired factor weighs in more, and I certainly feel some aches and pains more than I did before. But aside from that, I still feel like I can connect with all different age groups and have friends in many different circles. I really hope that’s something I hang onto and don’t lose over time.
I’m a firm believer that even when things feel like they’re going really well there are always different areas we can look to improve on. Especially taking a look at things like wanting to make some upgrades, initiating new habits, or goals to work towards. That’s why I’ve decided to put together a list of things I want to work on throughout the year to prepare myself for entering into a milestone age with confidence.
UPGRADING MY CAR:
INCORPORATE MORE SELF CARE:
I try my best to take some time for myself. As moms, as women, as people in general, we all can get burnt out. I do little things for myself here and there, like a face mask, or trying to fit in a few chapters of reading, or lighting a candle to unwind. But I feel like there is so much more I can be doing for myself. Most of the time when I am trying to focus on self care, I’m piggy backing it with something else and trying to twist it into also being self care. Like a two for one thing. Oh look, I took some time and watched an extra episode of that show I really like, let me cross off self care for the week. I take time for me as it comes, but this is something I know I could do a better job at.
UPGRADE MY CAMERA LENS:
CONTINUE TO SHARE MY VOICE:
As I think about all of these things that I want to work towards within the next year, I can’t help but wonder how many of you are similar. Do you reflect on things you would like to upgrade or work towards as you approach those milestone moments? Do you use milestone moments to think about upgrades like a new home, technology, or trading in your car?