It finally happened, I turned 30! I’ve been dreading this birthday for the past 5 years and steadily it’s been creeping up on me. I expected that when the day came, I would be sad and feel old and suddenly be viewed as much older – all because of one number.
Well, the day came and went and to be honest I feel great! Instead of dreading a day that I thought marked me as “old” I now realize that 30 years on this planet is honestly just the blink of an eye.
I am full of enthusiasm for not only the future but also the present. I’ve only just dipped my toes in what is already shaping up to be a beautiful life with my glass mostly full.
I look back on my life, and I send so much love to the girl I used to be. She did not love herself or fully know how to love another because of it.
She was so hurt on the inside yet angry on the outside. She needed love, attention, and someone to fill her up. She was looking for herself but didn’t know it at the time.
Now I honor and love who I have stepped into. I love that I can look in the mirror and say “I LOVE YOU” without it feeling downright uncomfortable.
I’ve changed so much about myself, my life, my language, and my mindset in the past 6-7 years that I would be unidentifiable to that girl that I used to be. I am proud of this.
I am proud of the work I have done on myself and for myself so that I can step forward as my best version every day for my family, friends, and those that I have the privilege of working with.
I’m not tooting my own horn here – I’m stating the facts. Self-discovery and healing take a lot of hard work.
Growing your mindset, getting out of your depression, BREAKING the family pattern of negative and lack mindset – that takes a lot of work.
Learning to love and appreciate yourself on every level – learning to be kind to yourself and forgive yourself takes more dedication and digging for strength than anyone can understand until they’ve gone through it.
So today I honor myself and the self-work I have done. I cherish my past me, my present me, and my future me. I invite you to do the same.
Each milestone is a chance for us to reflect on what we DO have, how far we HAVE come, and how we can honor ourselves. It’s not about what we don’t have, what we want, what or who we are missing. When we align with who we are everything shifts. Today I invite you to honor yourself no matter your age or season in life. Focus on what you LOVE about yourself and if that’s uncomfortable, then it’s time you start becoming more dedicated to yourself and your happiness more than ever before.
Cheers to you cheers to me, and cheers to all we ever get to be!
Thank you all again for all of the birthday wishes yesterday! The love I have felt from this community have been abundant and so received. I am so full of gratitude!
In honor of this big milestone, I am currently hosting a 30% OFF flash sale, this weekend only!