Just want to enjoy the opportunity to say that while I still can.
That reality expires in about 3 hours.
I try my best to avoid superficialities such as wishing I was this or that when I am not, or getting hung up on the things I can't change.
Things like crying about growing older.
This turning 30 thing? Total fail. I'm crying about it.
I recently came across an article targeted at young adults asking what goals they wanted to accomplish before they turned 30. That got me thinking about my last 29 years and 364 days.
It seems the difficult realities of aging hit everyone at one point or another. Perhaps it's unachieved ideals you hope to have accomplished that make certain age milestones hard to welcome. That could very well be the case for me. With all the admittedly INCREDIBLE experiences of my twenties, there are still a few things missing that I thought would be around at this point in my life. Just a few little things like:
You know, the basics.
Pretty sure the ideals of "where I'll be in 10 years" at my 20 years of age included all in the above list. Alas, I clearly had more fun in my twenties than I anticipated. Though there are things I'm missing at this point in my life, there are countless others I never imagined being so blessed to experience. To name a few, I have...
- Travelled to and fallen in love with people, places and foods all around the world
- Learned how to live well on less than I would ever have thought possible
- Been so truly loved, cherished, and valued by the most incredible man I've ever met that even I can not question his true feelings. He loves me.
I'm so thankful for all the experiences of my twenties. In truth, I really couldn't ask for more. Alas, the human heart always finds a way. For every incredible opportunity there is always a sacrifice. All in all I'd say the last decade was time well spent. For tonight, I'm cherishing the memories, hopes, and dreams of all the experience of the last decade...and looking forward to the next.