The End of an Era: What I Learned in my 20s

So for the entire year of 2016, I kept having these moments of serious anxiety about turning the big 3-0. (since my birthday is in January, I did have the entire year to reflect).  But, as my 30th birthday started to sneak up closer and closer, my anxiety began to subside, and I came to embrace the fact that I’m entering a new decade of life.  I have learned a lot about myself and life in general in the last 10 years, and don’t get me wrong it’s been the best 10 years of my life, but the more I think about it, the more I realize that I’m so ready for my 30s.  I mean 30 is the new 20, right?

I have seen and experienced so, so much in the last 10 years, and grown up in many ways (whether I wanted to or not).  College, marriage, new job, buying a home, vacations, death of friends and family, gaining new friends, more new jobs, buying a 2nd new home (and the whole moving process), loss of close friendships; just to name a few.  I wouldn’t think this list would be much different from many people’s experiences in these years.  It’s been a hell of a ride, and I have really enjoyed life to the fullest.

In my next 10 years (not going to go for 30 yet but yeah, country girl over here), I have many dreams, ideas and goals in mind.  I won’t go into that just now.  There were a few things I would have done differently in my 20s now that I look back, but that’s all in the past and things will/have worked out just how they should.  I really have an amazing life, with friends and family that love me and are there for me whenever I need them, plus a job that I don’t hate, which doesn’t take up my entire life, and allows me to take the vacations with my husband that I love oh so much!

So here’s to you, 20s, my years of exploring, learning, “finding myself,” and really getting ready for what’s to come. Bring it 30, I’m so ready for you.

 

Shop skirt: similar: Loft; similar: Charlotte Russe; Tee: Target; Clutch: Purple Peridot: Purple Peridot;

Bracelets: Stella & Dot; Shoes: Guess

 

xoxo,

Natalie

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