I’m 32 now, I didn’t do my usual it’s my birthday here’s my reflection style post this year. It’s a shame really, I have a fair bit of pondering to do. I’ve changed in these first years of my 30’s. I feel calmer, more confident, more at home. I am happy to stand my ground and to let go quickly. I like calm neutrals more than stark black and white.
In some ways it feels like time. I could be halfway through my life for all I know? Heck it could be over tomorrow. It’s time to set about doing more of what I want to do and less of what I don’t. It’s certainly time to celebrate more, to laugh and take joy from the small things that matter. I feel differently about things. Like things that mattered less than 5 years ago don’t matter that much any more.
I feel changed.
Maybe it’s one of those life cycle things. Maybe it’s the reflective time of this whole Mercury Retrograde thing, but I certainty feel like there are large portions of my old life I can tie off in a bow and say goodbye to. Like a sigh of relief as I wave them off. Then the light streams through the cut outs in my new home and I know for sure that I am where I am supposed to be. How could I not be?
Maybe the biggest change I’ve seen is this thing I call faith. Faith that it’s all going to work out.
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
I just turned 30 two days ago! Are you a June baby too? I think that change is inevitable, an unavoidable part of life. It makes sense that change within us happens, given the varying experiences that we go through and the way these experiences shape and develop us. I know I have developed a much calmer view of the world, the older I get. Similar to your faith change, I just see no need to stress out about things anymore, because I know I will do my best, and then do my new best when new information is presented to me, and so on and so forth. Its an amazing feeling of peace and contentment, isnt it?!
I’m born late March, I didn’t get around to my post this year, that’s all. Change is essential and only the lucky continue to get to celebrate birthdays, right? There’s a calm in that. A well good job me, let’s try again tomorrow, maybe harder, maybe not. It’s an amazing feeling. Love it. Miss it when it’s gone. Haha.
Happy birthday. <3
Thank you. 🙂
I’m enjoying my 30’s so far too and I have bouts when I have a lot of faith and times when it’s a bit waivering.
I hear you on that. I’m all sorts of mad sometimes. But I’m certainly more here than I was in my twenties and it’s a nice change.
Faith is a powerful thing. Remember “Faith is a house with many rooms.”
I am an old man an I am still evolving. I think that those who want to, keep evolving. Keep on.
Thank you Pat, that’s great advice. x
That’s great Melissa! I don’t think I was anywhere near as ‘evolved’ (for the want of a better word) at 32. (Or even by my late 30s!)
Thanks Deb. It’s not always smooth sailing but I do my best. 😉