Happy Sunday everyone!
Sorry, it seems like I’ve been away for a while. I haven’t, I’ve just been getting back into the swing of things – work, life, everything. And lately, well in the last couple of weeks, I’ve been experiencing what I can only describe as a bit of a delayed reaction in terms of hitting the thirties. I mean yes, I have already done the celebrations (and received the commiserations!) and the day came and went. But I guess it’s only now that it truly hit me – I’m 30 and I’ll never be a 20-something again!
It’s a bit scary, and I feel all this pressure to be a grown up, to be serious. I kind of freaked out a little in my head. There’s so much I imagined I would have done and achieved by my thirties that I haven’t. I thought I would have been in a stable relationship by now but I’m not. I thought career-wise, I would be in a different place. I feel like I’m playing catch up. At the same time, I feel like I’m really beginning to do the things that I’ve always wanted to do and what I really enjoy, pursue my interests and generally enjoy living my life. So that can’t be wrong…right?
Most people have a plan for what they want to do with their lives and where they see themselves at different stages of their lives. “We can make our plans, but God determines our steps” – Proverbs 16:9 New Living Translation. I’m gonna take a chill pill and calm down. At the end of the day, God’s plan is the best plan so if He’s in the driving seat, I’m happy to let Him take the wheel.
So now I’m going to look forward to my new life as a 30-something. I can be grown up if I want…or not. I do think I am growing up a little. It’s only natural after all. I think my style has evolved and I’m more confident in it. I’m completely obsessed with skincare and makeup in a way I never was before. I’m calmer, although still quite excitable on occasion! I would say to anyone who is approaching their thirties and possibly struggling with the reality of it, look at it this way – approach it with an unfettered perspective. Don’t place any limits on yourself as a 30-something. You’re just as talented, capable, gorgeous, fun and awesome as you were the day before when you were 29, a 20-something. It’s not too late to do or achieve in your thirties whatever you had originally planned to do or achieve by your twenties. Nothing changes when you hit thirty – in fact you just get more awesome.
Have a wonderful week!
Outfit details: Coat – Rachel Rachel Roy; Jumper and Scarves – Parisian market; Jeans – Rachel Rachel Roy; Shirt (just seen) – H&M; Bag – Coach “Willis”; Boots – Nine West; Hat – H&M