So I feel the need to preface this post by saying, that I really haven’t figured that much out just yet. I simply know that I am loving being in my thirties and I thought I’d share some things I’ve learned thus far. So without further ado, I give you…
1. Age Gracefully
And by that I mean don’t act your age. Just be yourself, whatever age that feels like.
Personally, I choose about 12.
Also, I’m pretty sure “gracefully” includes, flamingoes.
2. Invest in Friendships
Like the good kinds. The friendships that let you be yourself, crazy and all. Friendships that are not only fun but also challenging. Surround yourself with people you want to be like and that inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Don’t hang out with people just because you want them to like you. Go for quality over quantity.
3. Stop waiting around. Go after your dreams.
Remember all those days in High School when you would sit around, stare at the clouds and day-dream of all the amazing things you would do and see someday? Guess what?
Someday is NOW.
You’re never going to be 100% ready but at some point you just need to go for it. There’s no time like the present.
Don’t buy into the lie that your best years are behind you. NO WAY! There are so many new adventures out in front of you. If you can’t see them then make them happen. Go on a trip. Take a class. Make a new friend. Learn a new dance (I recommend the dinosaur dance pictured above…it’s not for beginners though)
5. SPARKLE BABY SPARKLE
Don’t be afraid to BE YOURSELF. I’m sure you’ve heard the quotes a million times, but they’re true. There’s no one else like you!
The world needs your unique sparkle.
Don’t waste time trying to be like anyone else. Work hard to find out who you are and then don’t let go of that. You’ve got something special!
All photos provided courtesy of Erica Baker Photography