In 10 days I turn 39.... It is so crazy to think how quickly time flies by. This past year has been super weird. I had a lot of things I wanted to do before I turned 40... but I haven't really accomplished a lot of them. So... I am scratching my 40 before 40..... and I am making a list of things to do before my next birthday. It is a better list I think..... one that I can manage a little more. But I will look back on my previous list and see what I have accomplished.. and who knows. Maybe some of those things will make it onto my 50 before 50 list!
I am going to do a little reflecting on my 30's next week, but I want to do a little now as well.
When think about where I was 10 years ago... when I was turning 29... It makes me just think about so many good parts of my life. I was living in Thailand. It was my second or third year there. I went to this very nice fancy Indian Restaurant with a whole group of teachers. It was so much fun, probably one of my very favorite birthdays. I felt loved, celebrated, and like I had really good friends. I didn't start my 30's in Thailand, but being in Thailand helped shape who I was in my 30's. Being in Thailand was one of the greatest things I have ever and probably will ever do in my life.
In the last decade I have lived in the United States mostly. I have made really good friends, I have lost really good friends. I have learned more about who I am, and what I want to tolerate. I have been able to be more of who I was meant to be.
So in this next year I want to take time to continue to grow in the ways that I need to. I want to take time to learn more about what this next decade is going to bring. I want to live life to the fullest. And honestly I want to just live.... not worried about what other people think.... Even if that means I live alone.