Saturday, January 22, 2011
A new decade that is.
I turned 30 this week. And even though I had been dreading this birthday since the day I turned 29, when the time actually came, I was pretty excited.
Almost everyone that I have talked to who is either in their 30s or beyond, has said that this is THE decade. This is when you finally come into your own; when you are most comfortable with yourself; when you really start to have the time of your life.
So I'm choosing to believe them all.
I can definitely say that I learned a lot throughout my 20s. What I will and won't stand for, for both myself and those who are close to me. What I will and won't apologize for. What I want to do for the rest of my (working) life. What I want to accomplish. What I want to try and explore. Maybe that means that my 30s will be the time to put all of those things into action.
I saw Jane Fonda on a talk show in the fall (maybe Oprah?) and she spoke of her 30s being the beginning of her second act; her 60s then being the start of her third. I really liked this idea.
I'm ready for this act.