Honestly speaking, thirty has been the best year of life thus far. I developed patience with myself, took the pressure off to sprint toward this relative thought of success that was keeping me from enjoying my victories, and developed a greater appreciation for being present.
This new dedication to self-love evolved. Through it, I learned to value myself enough to stop trying to please everyone. I threw out the notion that what others thought of me mattered and latched on to this deep adoration of all that I am.
Even my weird quirks and awkward moments became an intricate part of this blushing romance with myself. And as I became more comfortable with the makings of me, I also became more in tune with my purpose.
New Era of Living
I did things I never did before – like yoga. Yoga taught me that slow calculated movements get the job done with better peace of mind than sprinting to finish everything fast. Sometimes it’s better to slow down to speed up, to meditate on your purpose and your why, to be intentional about what gets your time and energy.
It hit me that the little things add up. This thought of incremental stepping stones was so clearly painted in my mind. I realized that by simply continuing to do the work where I am, I’d one day look up to the glorious results of my labor.
When Oprah said you can have it all, but not at once – I felt that. All the things that are meant to be mine will come in due time. Until then, I refuse to worry about tomorrow or be mad about yesterday.
Instead, I’m just thankful for the present moment. Happy that I am confident in being me. Glad that I can touch lives one post at a time. Amazed at the peace and joy attached with allowing myself to just be. Proud that I’m not constantly beating myself up or wishing every aspect of my life away. I guess to sum it up, this new era is about love, acceptance, and growth. I’m not sure about everything, but I’m sure of myself and that’s the best feeling EVER.