So, I have to admit, my head is hanging pretty low this Monday. I promised my people posts throughout the weekend, but that didn’t happen. While I did try to get something up for you all, I became more and more engrossed with the weekend and before I knew it was bedtime on Sunday and nothing had made it to the blog. My deepest apologies, but to make up for it….here’s some motivation.
Last week I dropped the bomb that 30 is quickly approaching and I am hoping that by the time I celebrate the big day I feel much differently about it because right now, I don’t want it. They say that 30’s are the new 20’s but I happen to like my existing 20’s the way that they are. So, why does 30 have to come in and shake everything up? See the thing is, it’s not the number that I am worried about; it’s the time.
I have always been a bit crazy about time, especially when it comes to getting older. For some reason I hold on (tightly) to the things that I have yet to accomplish with the time that I have had. Therefore, I get anxious about time slipping away from me. I mean, who wants to look back and thing “I wish I would have done this when I was 25?” Because this year is the ‘big’ year, I have been trying to constantly remind myself about all that I have accomplished so far in hopes of it easing the pain of the approaching birthday. It’s sort of working….
Recently while browsing the web I ran across this article of 25 Women on Getting Older. I have to say, it was pretty awesome seeing all of these iconic women taking age by the horns. Of all the quotes listed, I was smitten by that of Ms. Patti LaBelle who so perfectly wrote “Here’s what I know: I’m a better person at fifty than I was at forty-eight … and better at fifty-two than I was at fifty. I’m calmer, easier to live with. All this stuff is in my soul forever. Just don’t get lazy. Work at your relationships all the time. Take care of friendships, hold people you love close to you, take advantage of birthdays to celebrate fiercely. It’s the worrying — not the years themselves — that will make you less of a woman.” I mean, can you really sum it up better than that?
What I love is the fierce approach to spending more time focused on the important things like your existing friendships, the people you love, the care put into your relationships and of course – having a killer birthday celebration each year. While this quote doesn’t totally remove the anxiety that is turning 30, it definitely helps me accept all that is to come with me “new 20’s.”Pin It