Hi, friends! I turned 31 earlier this week. On the same day, I started a new role at work in a completely different function. So all in all, reflection feels timely. In many ways, this year was one of the most challenging times of my life. I had a lot going on at work and between the workload at my day job, wedding planning, keeping up with the blog and life, needlessly to say I was stretched thin.
I was talking to one of my friends last night and proclaimed that I will put my life back together in 2024, which reminded me of a conversation she and I had last year. The few months leading up to my 30th birthday, I found myself gravitating towards things and activities I used to like when I was younger, and I commented to my friend that perhaps approaching my 30s is making, or allowing, me let go of a lot of things.
This year was similar in a lot of ways. I really questioned myself on what was important to me at this point in my life, rather than focusing on the expectations I had set for myself in my early 20s. Letting go of the goals that felt no longer aligned with me created the space to prioritize the things that are important to me now. This rather obvious revelation actually led me to making a career decision in a different trajectory in the last few months.
I guess something about turning a year older and approaching the end of year puts me in a reflective mood… but I truly mean it (and may be vibrating with excitement) when I say I can’t wait to see what year 31 holds in store for me!