I’d say we have a lot to celebrate today! I am officially entering the last year of my 20’s!! I swear it took FOR-E-VER for 21 to arrive and after that the years just flew by. I have heard a lot of people say that your 30’s are great because you reach a point where you are really comfortable in your own skin. You’ve had a lot of learning experiences in your 20’s and begin to settle into who you are and what you want to do (even if you have no idea how you’re going to do it yet). Here I sit on my 29th birthday feeling like there must be a little truth to that notion. I remember when I turned 25, and I had a quarter-life crisis. Lol! It’s real… look it up! I thought I was just depressed until my aunt pulled me aside and told me about some special she had watched on 20/20 or Dateline or one of those shows, about the quarter-life crisis. Apparently, it is very common for my generation of twenty-somethings. In retrospect, there was just a lot of uncertainty in my life. I was laid off from my first job out of college…I started a new job, but I didn’t really know where my career was going. All I knew was I was not in law school like I had planned, and I didn’t even know what I wanted to do with my life anymore. I was single. I wasn’t broke, but I certainly wasn’t where I thought I should be financially by 25. I certainly couldn’t afford to buy a house (or even a new car for that matter. Lol!). Somehow, in my 25 year old mind I thought I was supposed to have it all figured out… BOY WAS I WRONG! The truth is I’m never gonna have it all figured out. So now, as I approach 30 I have become much more comfortable with the fact that life is a learning process. I am happy with where I am in my life. Things may not have gone exactly how I pictured them in my mind, but I am making progress! I will continue to make mistakes on my journey to becoming the best me, but all I can do is set goals and take steps to make those goals happen! There will be setbacks along the way, and I will need to adjust my plans from time to time but that is okay. I guess what I’m saying is the uncertainty of my twenties has been replaced by an inner peace…and only ONE certainty. I AM DOING JUST FINE! So, with that I am holding up my cyber-champagne glass and saying CHEERS to 29!
I really don’t know where all that came from. Sometimes you just have stuff on your heart and it comes pouring out unexpectedly! Thanks for listening…
Now on to the the 30 for 30 Grand Finale!!!
For my last 30 for 30 outfit, I decided to throw caution to the wind and flex all my remixing muscles with a bit of mixed prints! This outfit is dedicated to Bella over at The Citizen Rosebud! I have a feeling she’s gonna like this one a lot! So without further ado…30 for 30 item: Kasper Black Blazer (thrifted) | 30 for 30 item: H&M Leopard Blouse | 30 for 30 item: Forever 21 Striped Maxi Dress | 30 for 30 item: Luichiny Black Pumps (c/o Shoes Got Sole) | Toggle Necklace (Dots) | Assorted Bangles (Forever 21 and H&M) | Cocktail Ring (Cracker Barrel)