Yesterday, December 27, was my 35th birthday. It was a lovely day filled with messages of love, warmth and support from all over. I have a renewed appreciation for life as each year comes and goes and am embracing my mid-thirties with grace and ambition as I continue to strive for more and continue to evolve.
I know the saying goes, “age is nothing but a number” – and there is some truth to that – but you do need to grow and evolve as you become older. The key to happiness as you age is to embrace each year and focus on the whole new set of doors opening up for you as you embark on this new chapter in your life. If you act like age doesn’t matter, it could have a potential drawback and make you stagnate rather than keep moving forward. You don’t want to be in your 40’s engaging in the lifestyle of someone in their early 20’s.
As I get older, I have a deeper respect for my body and aim to take better care of myself (physically and emotionally), because it just becomes that much more important as the years progress.
And while it can be daunting to face the reality of growing independence and adulthood and all the challenges that come with it as you get older, I am a strong believer in positive thinking and that no matter what you might be dealing with, believing in a positive outcome will result in just that.
I am also once again thankful for all the wonderful people in my life, from my family, to old friends that I’ve reconnected with, to all the beautiful souls I’ve had a pleasure of engaging with through my blogging and the gym.
A special shout out to my dear friend Deanna who is like a sister to me. Thank you for making my day that much more special. You rock!
Here’s a pic of us from last night after a lovely dinner at this Italian place up the street.
I am excited about what lies ahead and ready for the next adventure life brings.
Cheers to 35!