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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.