Am I supposed to feel anything else besides excitement for turning 30?
It’s just a round number, I wish I could afford to celebrate this day with ALL my friends. To bring all the people I love in one place and just appreciate them for being a part of my life and a part of myself.
I’ve got two categories of friends. The ones who met me after going to college, when I was turning AWESOME and the ones who’ve known me for, what seems like a lifetime…before I was awesome. But in both categories I’ve got priceless people, because I’m very picky and I only choose the best. And I chose well. They all know me through my best and my worst…and they still like me and love me…sarcasm and all.
Some of my friends don’t like turning 30. I like it. 29 was weird, but 30…30 is COOL! I’m not the wondering teenager anymore, I’m not even the clueless student and I’m definitely not the beginner teacher. I can’t wait for people to finally see me as an adult, even if deep down I’m just the same crazy 24 year-old pinching her girlfriends’ butts when they least expect it. Yeah I do that, they don’t like it. I love it!
So I read all sorts of articles about turning 30 just to see what’s out there…what’s happening. Long story short, through all the lists of awesome things at 30, it all comes down to one simple thing: YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT. Or at least you’re starting to see what’s important, what’s not, what to let go, who to let go, prioritise and, why not, to find yourself.
That’s exactly what’s been happening to me. Someday you just have to ask yourself: who am I and how do I get there? and to decide that you’re not going to spend another day being led by your emotions or thoughts and letting them design your life. No way, dude! Right now my most valuable possession seems to be my time. I’m deciding to look at my time as an investment and I simply refuse to give my time to people and situations that waste it.
So I’m on the edge, on the edge of turning 30. Looking back on myself. What a view! 🙂
My next feature on this blog, to celebrate this event, will be writing about awesome people that I want to celebrate and learn from; and my hope is that you’ll be able to share similar stories or just be inspired to look at life and our purpose here in a different way.
I’d love to hear your stories about turning 30 or even your fears and hopes, if you’re younger. Other than that, have a great weekend, enjoy the Sun!