Reflecting on this past week, I couldn’t feel more blessed and happy about where I am in my life and celebrating 29 years. It’s funny, when you think about what you thought in high school and so, and you thought to yourself you would be married by like 23 and popping out babies…THANK GOD I was wrong. I think about more and more how lucky I am to wait for those things in my life so I can enjoy my experiences and career at this time. However, don’t get me wrong. I do have those “Oh sh*t” moments that I am almost 3-0. I don’t feel like I am almost 30, I still feel like I am 25…so that’s a good thing I guess. Ending my twenties here soon, things are starting to click for me…personally and professionally. I know what type of people I want to be friends with, I am starting to get a feel for me what I professionally want in my life, and just giving a fewer f*cks about things that don’t really matter anymore vs. in my early 20’s I felt like I had to worry about every little thing. Now I am not saying that I have it all together because I don’t but things are starting to make a little more sense to me.
At 29, I am starting to feel more balanced in my health and social life. I mean let’s face it, my friends and I are can’t rage face like we used to…well we just simply can’t handle it but also we want to be healthier and take better care of ourselves. When we do things together, it involves a workout or something relaxing/pampering, and don’t get me wrong their might be wine involved at some point but it’s under control more. It’s important to me to be with those who have the same common interests as me so I don’t have to feel out of place or keep to what is important to me.
So what does a 29 year old do on their bday?
Def get that workout in! I want to feel good on my bday.
Followed by a pumpkin protein waffle and coffee.
At night, a little family dinner at Hersh’s pizza with some cocktails, apps, and pizza.
Throughout the rest of the week, I did some dinner dates and taught a Friday night themed spin class. Packed class and I had several friends who attended. These are the type of events that I love doing. You can get a hard workout in, and enjoy a few cocktails in afterwards vs. just going to straight up Happy Hour and drinking for 3-4 hours and eating like crap.
Here’s some tips that I have given myself to feel good as I get older:
- Take time for yourself, you are only one person and can only do so much. I am the worst at this but as I am getting older, I am starting to realize I can’t be every where and do everything. At the same time, it’s important to me to find those things that are important to me to keep me sane, like cooked meals, sleep, workouts. If you miss a friend’s function, just send a little love card. You will be surprised how much people understand.
- Write down goals for yourself professionally and personally. Don’t lose what you want in your life….keep chipping away and keep track. If you don’t hit a goal, it’s not a big deal but recognize and see how you will conquer it for the next round.
- Don’t do things just because they are comfortable and easy. I found this in my relationship and career in the past few years. I had to pick those times when happiness had to come 1st in my mind vs. being comfortable/easy. Think of those things that you wished you wanted to do but you were scared because it was out of your comfort zone. I think the time you had to break out of your confront zone will overcome the time you keep thinking in the back of your head what you could have done and might have been happier.
- Remove the fluff in your life. I am talking about that sh*t aka “Fluff” in your life. What are the things that bring your down that you need to remove. Keep the negative things out of your life and bring in positivity.
What are some life guidelines that you give yourself?