The Year of 30


On Feb. 24, I celebrated my 31st birthday.
It caused me to reflect on this last year.
I’ve lost friends and gained new ones. I’ve changed my address, jobs and my lifestyle.
This last year has really thrown me some twists and turns.
So much has happened this last year and I was starting to feel like I hadn’t accomplished anything.
Then I thought about what I learned from all of those tests and trials that came with the year of 30.
I became a better individual in so many ways. I became stronger- mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
I’ve become more independent. Projects that I would’ve waited for someone to do, I’ve begun doing it myself. I admit it might not be with the right tools and with a mini hot pink tool set instead but I can tell you that I semi know my way around Home Depot now. Even if the put together objects fall apart.
I’ve become more determined. While I haven’t crossed out everything on my short or long term list, I’ve discovered that I hit some of them and I’m okay with that. I’ll just roll it over onto the next list and make sure that I get to it.
I’ve become more dedicated. The focus that I’ve given some projects this last year is astonishing coming from the ultimate procrastinator. I have a habit of either waiting until the last minute to do something or getting halfway through it and never finishing. For some projects, it seems like I’m going full speed ahead. So close to the finish line that stopping is no longer an option.
Most of all, I’ve become more accepting of myself. I’ve learned so much about myself, my limits, what I will put up with and what I won’t, what I can accomplish in one day without killing myself and what I need to allow to roll over onto the next.
I’ve learned about me and I’ve loved me.
Without needing anyone to validate it.
With all this new knowledge, the year of 31 should be one hell of a ride.
I’m just saying.


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