I have one month left of my twenties...argh!! I'm a little nervous about entering my thirties but at the same time excited to see what this more "mature" decade will have in store for me.
My twenties were full of amazing experiences as well as big learning curves.
There were massive highs and massive lows.
+ I travelled overseas - Europe, America, Singapore, Cambodia and Vanuatu
+ I had my heart broken
+ I found and married my soul mate
+ I made beautiful new friendships & said goodbye to old friendships
+ I moved out of home
+ Hubby and I bought our first home
+ I had many jobs; some not too bad, some horrible
+ I was made redundant...twice
+ I started up my own business
+ I lost loved ones
+ I gave birth to my beautiful daughter - the light of my life
+ I lost myself and partied too much
+ I found myself and become a healthy version of me
And the list goes on...
So as a little reflection, I wanted to share with you what I have learnt over the past decade plus it gives me a chance to look back and see how far I have come and how I have grown as a person.
The crappy things that happen in your life make you who you are as a person so try to look back and see the lesson and appreciate what you have learnt. I've had some shitty things happen to me in my life so far and at the time I would be thinking "why is this happening?" or "when will this end, I can't take it any more". Now I have clarity and appreciate that I needed to go through those experiences because it makes me a stronger person, a more patient person and more relatable to my clients.
Take a chance and follow your dreams. Life is too short and you spend too much time working to be stressed and not enjoying what you are doing for a job. Start small by researching and studying (if needed) and then take it from there.
It took me until I was 27 to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and I haven't looked back. Some of us aren't lucky enough to know what we want to do when we finish high school and that is absolutely okay. It is never too late!
Friends come into your life for a reason, a season or a life time. Know when it is time to let go and move on. It is all about the quality of the friendship that is important, not the number of friends that you have.
I am so lucky to have amazing friends, some have been in my life for 10 years and some have been in my life for 12 months. I have also let go of friendships which was hard to do at the time, but looking back now, it was the right thing to do.
Listen to your body! I never knew the importance of this and I probably wouldn't have listened if someone told me when I was in my early 20's any way, it is something I've had to learn over the past decade.
Listening to my body in the sense of what I eat, what I do, stress levels, sleep, exercise and so on. Our body's are always talking to us so listen to it, don't just push through pain, niggling feelings and your gut instinct.
Be who you are, loud and proud! Don't let any one not allow you to be you whether that be with the clothes you wear, your hair colour, what interests & hobbies you have and so on. I used to try and fit in, in every way but I wasn't being me, it was a mask, a facade; how boring! Once I realised it was okay to just be me, I was happier and you attract people into your life that are into the same things as you are.
I have friends that are into spirituality, crystals, blogging etc and I have friends that aren't and that is perfect.
I'm sure there are heaps more lessons I have learnt but these are the ones that first came to mind and I felt I needed to share with you.
As I approach the last days of my 20's I am waving goodbye to that chapter in my life and opening my arms wide to whatever my 30's will have in store for me.
My 20's were a blast, but I truly feel that my 30's are going to be even better! I now know who I am as a person and the most important part, I'm comfortable in my own skin!
What lessons have you learnt in your life as you approach 30? Share them with me in the comments below.
Be happy & healthy,