To be honest, the thought of turning 30 this year has me feeling a whole bunch of mixed emotions – excitement for what’s to come, fear of not being ready, and truthfully very insecure! The one thing that’s held me back from true happiness was constant comparison to my peers and always thinking that “I should have my shit together by now!” But, thankfully now I’m beginning to see that some of the things that (I thought) mattered really don’t. That everyone’s journey is different and you are exactly where you are supposed to be in your life. Everyone’s timeline is their own.
So, here are the things that I am trying to focus on this year:
I’ve always struggled with self-confidence and letting my thoughts get in the way of being happy. Am I pretty enough? Am I skinny enough? Am I smart enough? If any of you have ever asked yourselves these questions, stop right now, because you’re just holding yourself back from all the amazing things you thought you could never have.
For example, something like getting fit and losing weight can be such a longgggg process and most of the time I find myself quitting after a day of eating healthy and find myself going to Mcdonald’s. Huge goals can be quite discouraging when the end seems so far away. But if you are working towards something, just remember these things: It has been done before, so you can do it too. Work hard and be patient. It can and will be your reality.
Because we are so driven to achieve bigger and better, we often take for granted the simple things and what we already have. You are so deserving of the life you have always dreamed of, but don’t forget how beautiful life is now at this very moment.