Goodbye 31, hello 32! Before today, I always felt like I was teetering between “JUST out of my 20’s” and a “new, fresh 30 something year old”. Now, I feel like I’m officially knee deep in my 30’s. When I was in my 20’s, I had all of these expectations about what my 30’s would be. I had a time frame for everything. I thought if I didn’t meet that time frame, I wouldn’t be successful or feel fulfilled. Boy was I wrong!
My 30’s so far have been two of my favorite years. Not because I successfully accomplished everything I wanted to. But because I am confident with the person I am. I am happy with the person I have grown to be.
Every year is a learning experience. Like every year, for the past 5 years, I’ve had to learn who was in my life for positive reasons and who was in it for the wrong reasons. That is always a hard pill to swallow but it has relieved so much unneeded stress. I am learning to not dwell on other people’s actions and choices which is still a work in progress. I am learning to let things go. Matt (my husband) is constantly reminding me to “let things go” or to “stop letting it bother you”.
This past year has been filled with so many great things. We took our pre-wedding honeymoon to Spain and Italy which was one of my favorite trips EVER! Matt and I were finally married after 15 years of dating (in NYC!). Everyone says that the first year of marriage is the toughest, it has been one of our best years so far. Shannon and I have successfully hit our one year mark of The Middle Edit. Matt and I are building a business that has been a long time coming. It has been challenging and stressful but so fulfilling. Last but definitely not least, Matt and I found out that we are expecting a little babe coming this October/November!
This past year has brought so many firsts. In my 20’s, I thought by now I would have everything “figured” out and I’d have everything accomplished by 30. I’m so glad I was wrong! I love that, as humans, we are constantly building, learning and accomplishing our goals. I never thought at 31 years old this would be my life. 32 is going to be a wild ride and I’ve spent my whole 31st year prepping for it!