Mindfulness, Personal

Another Year Older, Not Wiser

This week I celebrated a milestone birthday. I turned a whole 3-0. I was dumbfounded by how many of my friends were actually slightly traumatized by this birthday. There was a legit fear that in the act of turning 30, we ended a chapter of our lives and started a brand new one.

I don’t know about you – but I’ll never allow the chapters of my life to be defined by age.

Years ago I remember seeing a quote somewhere about becoming “older and wiser.” As a youth, we are taught to respect our elders as they are older and wiser. With each year we are “supposed” to grow older and wiser. While yes, I respect my elders and do believe they are wiser (there is nothing more inspiring than listening to their experiences), I’m coming to realize that the older I get, the less I know.

There’s always a new lesson to be learned. I’m always exploring a new adventure to embark on. More and more, I respect the roller coaster of life and all that comes with it. Despite my ignorant “know-it-all” attitude from my early twenties, I’ve come to realize I’m never going to know it all – and that’s okay!

So what do my 30s hold for me? I have no idea. Frankly, I don’t want to know. I’m absolutely blessed (although I despise the overuse of that word) to wake up each day and head out to my own personal adventure. It doesn’t matter if I’m 20, 30, 40 or more, life happens. Age happens. Whether we want it to or not, the hands of time keep on moving.

Obviously, I hope for the good, but with every good comes some bad. There will be more highs and more lows. There will be people who come into my life and others who are lost. I will have good experiences, I will have bad experiences. I’ll live and learn, and hopefully inspire and teach along the way as well.

There will be twists and turns, and I’m ready for them. Bring it on, Universe! But if you wanted to take it easy every now and then? That would be okay too…

Now, I’m going to sign off and read another chapter of my latest addiction, “The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck” by Mark Manson. Want to be inspired in your life at whatever age you’re at? I highly recommend this book and will be sure to give full reviews at the end.

Enjoy the rest of your day and may you continue to grow older and… well, just live and love your life. 🙂

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