Good morning everyone! Happy Thursday…we’re almost to Friday, whoo hoo! I loved hearing all your responses to unconventional dinners and about being real yesterday. One thing I can definitely relate to what some of you said in the comments, is that being real for many has gotten much easier the older we all get. That definitely rings true for me…now at 29 (almost 30!) I really could give a hoot what others think about me. I remember back at 24 when I taught Spin and Group Power classes, I would be anxiety ridden over what everyone thought about my class – how I instructed, whether or not I was good enough, etc. – and god forbid I said anything (I thought) was stupid and wasn’t funny enough, I’d be so embarrassed. Now, I could care less and pretty much say whatever is on my mind, even if it’s stupid, who cares?! The best thing in life to do, is to laugh at yourself and move on 🙂
So speaking of turning 30…last night hubby and I were watching Friends and it was the “The One Where They All Turn Thirty” episode. It was showing how Monica got drunk to ease her being upset over turning 30, and Rachel crying about how at 30 she hasn’t yet accomplished all her goals. I thought the way they were reacting was silly and ridiculous because it got me thinking, will I be upset when I turn 30? And the answer is, no. Sure it may be because I have a lot of my goals checked off – I’m married, love my job, financially stable, own a home – but I can’t help but think it’s more than that. Sure I thought at this age I’d have more money in the bank, but we can never predict the economy and never would I have imagined that last year at 28 years old would I be unemployed for an entire year. Sure I thought I’d have a baby by now but that goal was put on hold because of my said unemployment and economy.
So it got me thinking, above all these goals we try to achieve at a certain age, I think it more depends on where you are in life and if you’re truly happy. I believe that money won’t bring you happiness and getting married just to be married by a certain age won’t bring happiness either…this sounds cheesy, but I truly believe that to be happy means to be happy with your life and who you are in that moment. We all have a lot of meaningful accomplishments to be proud of. What about how great of a friend you are, or mother, or that workout you accomplished? For me, I try to remember that life is too short to get hung up on my age and how years ago I envisioned my life to be…each year brings new milestones, goals, and achievements and we should relish in all we have accomplished instead of always thinking ahead…and like they say, it’s all about the journey not the destination 🙂
Yesterday’s lunch was kinda borning, but a yummy one indeed!
Yesterday I was feeling that if I ate one more piece of turkey I’d turn into a turkey so I was happy to see these sausages on sale at the grocery store for $3.99!
The sausages were really delicious and I highly recommend them. Hubby highly approved of them too and gave the green light to buy them again in the future…and if hubby approves, you know they’re good 😉
Dessert: More TJ’s Dark Chocolate bars!!
For some reason, I always eat my yogurt bowls for lunch and never breakfast…well today I decided to change that!
Hope you’re all having a great day so far and I’ll see you tomorrow for TGIF! 🙂
Questions: Are or were you scared of turning 30? Are or were you concerned with accomplishing certain goals at age 30? Were goals put on hold for you because of the economy and/or unemployment?