3.23.2016

The Birthday Check - In.

Black Capri Jumpsuit. Guppy Necklace.
Today is my 35th birthday. It's a Wednesday - I'm a business owner and mother so probably nothing super exciting happening today, but just being surrounded with my friends and family is enough. Plus I couldn't talk Oliver into getting on a plane to take a quick trip to a beach. 

My Mom sent me a very interesting article the other day about taking the day to do a Birthday Check - In. It's a way to evaluate where you are going and check to see if your life is on the track you want it to be. In my 20's I was so lost, some of those times most of us thought I might not ever find my way, so when I finally got my shit together in my 30's I've been on overdrive making up for lost time. The last 5 years have been full of amazing and wonderful times - from graduating college, to finding a job, to having my last baby, and finally starting my own business. 

I can tell you one area of my life that I've had a change of heart in this last year - being proactive. I'm done saying 'one day I want to do that' or 'I'd love to do that in the future' NOW IS THE TIME. I've decided that if there is something I really want to do then I'm going to put a plan into action and work toward it. No more sitting around wishing. This is one thing that Oliver and I differ on, he's a wishing kinda guy - like I know he really wants a new car, but he'd have to sell both of his first and do research and find one, etc. He doesn't put a plan into action so he continues to wish for it. He complains I usually get what I want, well that's because I've decided to go out and get it! 

My Mom told me that my 30's would be the best years of my life, she's not wrong. It's a great feeling to know where your life is headed, I don't live with questions hanging over my head. I have goals that keep me motivated, I wake up most days feeling eager and challenged. My life is not perfect, but it's a great feeling to go to bed at night and not have worried thoughts racing through my head. 

I certainly do not want to wake up one day and have regrets for my life, right now in my 35th year I can say I am putting my best effort forward to push myself past fears and reach for my dreams. 


39 comments :

  1. Happy Birthday Doll!!! I love the birthday check in - wished I'd know about it on the 13th I would have done one.

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    2. If she is so inspiring, maybe you shouldn't try to put her down.

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    8. I'm not getting why the worry for Oliver? If you watch Meg's Periscopes I think you'll see that Oliver gives as good, if not better, than he gets.

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  3. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!

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  4. Happy Birthday!!!! You are so inspiring and amazing! Keep rockin' it!! ~Laura

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  5. This makes me want to put a plan in action!! You are so inspiring and also empowering to all women!

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  6. Happy birthday Megan! I am loving that jumpsuit :-)

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  7. Happy birthday! You've had an amazing year!

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  8. Happy birthday!! U look amazing!

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  9. Happy Birthday to my favorite blogger, itfym-er, recipe maker, house decorator, makeup person ever! Youre so fun to follow and I've learned so much from you! You're the ��! Cheers to you! ����������������

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  10. Happy Birthday Meg! You deserve to get everything you want, you work so hard for it! Thank you for taking time (even on your birthday) to help inspire me and others! I hope your day is as fabulous as you are!

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  11. Happy Birthday may your day be full of amazing memories. You're an amzing person inside and out.

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  12. Once I read this, I realized I'm "a wishing kinda gal"... I want all of these things and don't get them because I'm not proactive and I'm not a go-getter. I'm lazy and I wish and dream of all of these things I want or want to do, but NONE of them happen. My husband is also like Oliver. We're a wishy couple. What can I say? After reading this, a spark has been lit under my butt. Thank you. Happy birthday to you, sweet lady. Keep doing what you're doing and inspiring us all!

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  13. Hope you have an amazing birthday. Great perspective and way to look at your birthday. You don't have to include age though cause couldn't be that long since we were at Naaman lol

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  14. Happy Birthday pretty lady! I'm 35 next month. I remember as a child thinking that 35 was this magic number where you had all your shit together. Now that it's here I laugh. I'm getting there, but not quite as put together as I'd hoped when I was a kid. Hope you enjoy your day!!!

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  15. Happiest Birthday! I love your jumpsuit! Where did you get it? The link below your photo with the source goes to your email address. :)

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  16. You are truly an inspiring woman! You certainly deserve all the great things that have come into your life. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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  17. Happy Birthday! It is my mom and her identical twin sisters birthday also - they are 88 today!

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  18. Happy Birthday👏🏻 I am turning 30 this year ahhhh and I have been felling so crappy like why don't I have my life together .... This is a great blog, made me feel better, I still have time I can do it 😉 happy birthday, I love your scopes everyday even tho I am alway late and never can join in on the chat!😂 #birthday

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  19. If you think thirties rock, wait until you are in your FORTIES!!! The bomb! =)

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  20. I agree with Tricia, 40's ARE great.
    But here to say, 50's are REALLY GREAT.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

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  21. Happy Birthday! I hope you have an amazing year!

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  22. 30s really are the best, aren't they? Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

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  23. Happy birthday! What a great birthday blog! Have a wonderful day! Xo

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  24. I wish you a great birthday! Keep up the amazing job you're doing!

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