“Though life is unpredictable, things can change for the better, dreams we thought were long past can still come true, and that we increase our chances of that happening by believing we are deserving…” (Teri Hatcher, Burnt Toast and Other Philosophies of Life, pg 6)
Amen, no? I almost had a crisis when I turned 30. There were – and still are – so many things that I wanted to accomplish by the time I would turn 30. I had it planned out in my mind’s eye that I would have a successful career, be married with more than one child, have my own home…. Now I do have a child, I have a decent job… but I do not own my own home nor am I married or even in a relationship at this point.
My birthday came and went and I realized that it was OKAY! 30′s are the new 20′s as far as I’m concerned. Once I got over that little hump, I realized that I am more confident in myself as a person. I am not so concerned about what other people think about me anymore; if people are genuinely interested in me and in being friends with me, they will accept me for who I am. They will respect me for the beliefs that I have and the choices that I make. They will not be afraid to bring up and discuss concerns with me; they will leave petty nonsense to others. It’s all about finding like minded individuals, spending quality time with them, discovering new interests together and helping to balance each other out.
It’s never too late to want to do something and then go for it. We are capable of almost anything that we put our mind to. We just need to focus on our goal, remember why it is important to us and then push forward.
I did half an hour of high intensity zumba today. If I had gone low/medium intensity I could have lasted the full hour. I was sweating and slightly dehydrated, but I went to ride on the bike for about 10 minutes. Felt a little dizzy so I rested and then left. Note to self: do not forget my water bottle. I’ll be back at it tomorrow. Right now my immediate goal is to hit the gym at least 3x a week. I went 3x last week. The schedule for Zumba is totally working with my days off and my work schedule, so I am going to try and fit that in with some weights this week. Happy Monday!