How I Celebrated my 31st Birthday
Another year gone by!
I'm going to be 31.
And I secretly want to just skip over the day but I know that's a little bit of my insecurity getting in the way....
At this point, it's a little intimidating turning a year older...the looming expectations of where you should be professionally, financially, family, investments, aging....I don't have to explain this- I know you know.
But this year I'm gifting myself the permission to let all of that go and celebrate exactly where I am right now.
And not just hypothetically- truly letting it GO.
I'll often think about my early 20's when I was fresh out of college in my first big girl job in corporate fashion...
Paying all of my bills, in the trenches of my eating disorder....constantly thinking about what's next?? instead of right now.
I'd say 90% of the things that I worried about back then were irrelevant and taking up precious mental real estate.
Which is why I look at this as a valuable learning lesson whenever I feel anxiety/worry creep in today. What will my 41-year-old self reflect on? What will I wish I could have let go of??
Because in the end, it all works out exactly as it's meant to be.
Just wanted to share, in case you need a little reminder too :)
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