Sunday, September 25, 2011

How 30 Feels

Well, since my last blog post, I've turned the big 3-0. And to be honest, I don't know what everyone worries about. I didn't have a breakdown about where I thought I should be which I guess to most means settled down, married with kids. Honestly, I was happy to say good-bye to my 20's as much as I loved them. I felt my 20's were full of too many questions and not enough answers. I felt like I was hanging on to things that I shouldn't have been and questioned myself when I should've just gone with my gut.

My actual birthday was an amazing day. I went paragliding for the first time! It's been on my bucket list and I got the opportunity to walk off the cliffs at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, an absolutely beautiful area. As I was floating along the coast, I saw about a dozen dolphins down below and just felt really relaxed. I was spoiled throughout the day and felt completely carefree.

The Monday following my birthday weekend I started a brand new job! And for the first time in several years, it is not with an attorney. I don't even know how I got caught up in working for attorneys in the first place but after three law firms and eight attorneys later, I hope that I am done for good.

This past year has been great in making moves in my writing career. I've been taking on more freelance opportunities and starting to understand how to turn my passion into a career and not just a side job or a hobby. My current job is as a SEO writing specialist so it incorporates writing, editing as well as web marketing and all the important SEO information that is invaluable to a lot of companies today. I also was able to score a contract gig as a part-time consultant with a beauty website and that is definitely a position that is right up my alley and I can't believe that for once I have two jobs that I actually enjoy doing! Call it the law of averages, but I hope this is the beginning of more opportunities to come.

30 feels good. It feels like the answers come more easily now. And it comes with the knowledge that some things I don't need the answer to when figuring other people out or the things that make them tick. It's been easier for me to filter out any lingering negativity in my life and it has felt like a new jumping point to the direction I want my life to go.

My 20s were awesome. I learned so much and had the best time. I pretty much did whatever I wanted. So, I feel that my 30s will be pretty much the same type of party. I just am a little bit smarter, stronger and more confident in the plans that I make. And if things don't go according to plan, I know I can handle that too.

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