5 Ways to Make Your 30s Flirty & Thriving

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…

5 Ways for Making Your 30s

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.

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2. Invest in Friendships

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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.

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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.

4. Adventure

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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

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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!

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All photos provided courtesy of Erica Baker Photography

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Wait a second,
Why, should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

Take your make-up off
Let your hair down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don’t you like you?
Cause I like you

– Colbie Caillat

Happy Halloween!

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I’m super excited that I had the opportunity to guest post over on the Beautiful You Blog today.  Have you checked out their site yet?  You totally should… like right now… go ahead… I’ll wait!

Here’s a little snippet of what I wrote about over there.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

“You’re a fan of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes?  Incredible! Me too!

You got stuck on the X2 bus this week? No way! Me too!

Your favorite color is SPARKLES?  Get out-of-town! Me too!

You could watch re-runs of “Keeping up with the Kardashians” for days on end? What? …. any one? Oh, ok….Just me then.

How many times have you found yourself in conversation with another person and looked for opportunities to say,

“What? You do… me too!”

It only takes a few minutes of conversation to discern that we as women are constantly seeking out connection points.  It’s what makes life fun and is the basis for many friendships.  Yet, true connection, as it turns out, often requires much more than a similar Starbucks order.  In fact, real connection can be hard to come by.

So what is it that keeps us from truly connecting with those around us? ”  

READ THE REST HERE.

Hope you enjoy your day!  Maybe take a moment to pose with a pumpkin.

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Just Say NO! to Normal

Have you ever found yourself crying over a car commercial?

No?

Just me then.

I saw this ad recently and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind.  The line in particular that keeps resonating with me is…

“Normal can never be amazing”

It caused me stop and think.  There can be so much pressure to fit the cookie cutter definition of normal.  So much pressure to be something… do something… anything.  Daily pressure to fit in.  To please people.  To not cause a stir.

Honestly though, where is the fun in that?  I’ve decided that normal is highly overrated.

We were each designed to be amazing.  To be different.  Unique in our giftings, personalities, looks… and everything else in between.  It’s our differences that add spice to life.  They’re what make it interesting.  Why would you ever settle for something less than what you were created to be?  Why would I settle for being anything less?

Today, let go of your preconceived notion of what is normal, what you think you should be…. Be Yourself!

You are amazing!

 

WSP : Deep Dish & Dancing

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This weekend was light on pictures but heavy on fun! Re-adjusting to life after vacation can always be a bit tough but I’m so blessed to have a great job and so many wonderful people in my world which make real life a blast too!

This weekend was filled with adventures to Target…splashing in the creek…deep dish pizza… the Heat (hilarious)… swing sets… some more #stylelove photoshootin’… new dance moves… incredible message at my church on letting loose and being yourself… fun times worshiping (and sweating) with a few hundred of my friends… late night empanadas… strategizing, planning and laughing with amazing people… H St hangouts…naps (glorious naps)… and meaningful chats.

Hope your weekend was just as fun!

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