So….I’m going to be 35 next month. I guess it’s one of those big years right? Mid-30s, halfway to 40, dare I say, Mid-Life? I hope it’s not mid-life though because I plan on growing much older than 70! Anyway, the 35th year has me thinking a lot. I do think it’s this phase of life where people tend to do the stereotypical mid-life crisis stuff. Maybe they buy a bunch of new stuff or get a crazy haircut or oh I don’t know, train for a half marathon.
At any rate, I am feeling the years these days and it’s….. interesting. I like the way I am growing even though it’s not always easy. The truth is I haven’t had the time or the energy to get my thoughts out into writing and I am ok with that. In fact, it’s been kind of nice keeping them to myself for once.
Do What You Love.
I am facing a lot of things that I brushed behind me over the years because I am ready to be comfortable in my own skin and stop looking to the next big thing for fulfillment. I read a friend’s post about turning 40 a few weeks ago and she was so confident and courageous. I told Jerry I couldn’t wait to be 40 because it seemed like that’s when the women I knew really chilled out. He reminded me that I shouldn’t make that my “next thing” to look forward to and that I could just go ahead and relax now if I wanted to.
Husbands are smart.
In the past few weeks I haven’t been inspired to write. For a while there, I thought that meant I must BE uninspired. But that isn’t true. I’ve been inspired to run, inspired to play and inspired to relax. That’s a whole lot of inspiration and I am finally getting a hold of the idea that it’s ok to change it up once in a while and enjoy different things.
It only took me 35 years to figure that one out.
My shirt is from GAP. You can get it online for $24.99 but check your local store first. I nabbed this one for $7.99 on clearance!