Everyone talks about your 30's like they're something to fret about. Like you should make sure you've lived your life before you hit 30, that all of the fun ends as soon as the clock strikes midnight on your 30th birthday. But really, it doesn't. On Sunday I'll enter my second year of my 30's and I have to say, things feel much more centered and I feel more content than I ever did in my 20's. I feel like I know who I am, what makes me happy and what doesn't, and who I want to surround myself with.
Of course, I don't have it all figured out. There are things I assumed I'd be doing by this point (specifically professionally) that I'm not, but I also know that I'm lucky to go to a job that I enjoy every day, so that makes all of those "things" I planned to be doing seem less important. And why do I even feel that I "should" be doing something that I'm not?
As I enter this next year, I have plenty of goals for myself, but they all take a backseat to wanting to be a good wife and mother. And if I don't accomplish them all, that's okay. I'm happy with the footprint I've left on this Earth thus far in my life. I'm happy with the person that I am and the life that I've led and I think that's all that should matter in life. Be a good person, live a happy life, and love as much as you can.
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