My Golden Year!!!
Before I get into what I am looking forward to in my 29th year, I wanted to back track and little and shed some perspective.
As the end of 2018 and the end of my 28th year ended very differently than I originally planned, I was determined to remain optimistic. However, it was only natural for my mind to think with a new year approaching… I’m kind of starting over but woahhh… like really starting over, I am not exactly where I thought I would be, relationship wise, career wise, etc. and to be honest, knowing I was so close to another year older and not having things I thought I was just about to have was at first a tough pill to swallow. However, as the days went on and time went on, I was seeing and feeling clearer.
Then the other night as I was 3 weeks away from my Golden birthday… (29 on the 29th)… I had somewhat of an epiphany. It hit me that maybe I really am exactly where I am supposed to be.
Perhaps all along this happened at this time because I was approaching an amazing new chapter. Birthdays have always been very special to me. I LOVE celebrating and truly believe in celebrating all month long and heck this year I may celebrate ALL YEAR. But I couldn’t help but think this birthday was always going to be different as it was always going to be my golden birthday for a reason. To think that this all happened just before not only a new year, but also my GOLDEN birthday felt kind of crazy (in the best way). That moment gave me a feeling of excitement!
It’s my last year in my twenties and it’s time for me to grow for myself and do what I want to do and really follow through on things I may have put off. And I can’t think about my age or that “I’m getting older” in a negative way because that is the inevitable. I need to continue to embrace it like I always have even though it looks a little different. I’m just as excited as I was to get the things I have always wanted.
I feel so lucky it happened in this point in my life.
I’ve grown so much and I have so much more growing to do. I am a true believer in everything happens for a reason and even when times are tough, it’s important to find the silver lining in things because I really believe that helps you move forward.
This year is preparing me and getting me ready for all that I have ever wanted to be: a balanced person, a great mom, a great wife, an even better influencer, an even better friend, daughter, sister etc.
With the help of my encouraging amazing friends, I created a list of….
29 things I am looking forward to in 29 and 2019:
- Creating content
- Becoming a dog mom to my fur babies (B&B): I will reveal the names when they come home!
- New beginnings
- Falling in love with myself
- Abs- I would like to see more stomach definition haha
- Time in the kitchen- can’t wait to cook and create more recipes
- Make my house a home- girl cave
- Host 4 parties this year
- Go on more bike rides
- Read a book a quarter
- Tidy up- I need to remember to put things away in their space
- Keep my car clean
- Clean out my closet more consistently and sell clothes
- More cardio
- Saying yes when I want to say no
- Get Netflix
- Try to save more $
- Pick up my phone less
- Challenge myself more- get out of my comfort zone a bit
- Don’t procrastinate
- White board sessions- I love brainstorm sessions and writing them clear on the board so I see them every week
- Plan ahead
- Girls weekend(s)
- Being the best aunt I can be
- Worry less
- Being present
- Continue to be mindful
January has already been an amazing month so far that I am even more excited for what is ahead!! Happy Monday Babes, I hope you have the best week!
P.S: Some quotes I am loving:
“Know that things don’t happen to you, they happen for you.”
“You are exactly where you are supposed to be.”