Today marks my 35th birthday!
I must admit, as excited and grateful as I am to celebrate another birthday, I am also having a sort of ‘midlife crisis’ moment!
Lately I have been questioning my lifestyle and career choices. In the past year, I have had some health issues which, although not too major, require that I monitor my food and activity levels. On the other hand, I have a job (for which I am grateful for) that seems to stress me out a bit too much for my liking. Stressing out about change and steps I would like to take toward change is something I have been struggling with. I guess, as you grow older, you are more aware of what you would like your life to be like and you don’t want to waste any time doing things that don’t bring you any joy.
I have been reading many ‘self help’ books, trying to work out all these foreign feelings that I am having and I must say the more I read, the more clearer it is becoming to me that I am craving a life that is more quality than quantity. I no longer have the dream of owning a big house with a big yard or a career that requires extra long work days. What I am craving for is a quieter life, somewhere by the water, to be a bit more in tune with nature, the ability to write more and work on my Etsy store and spend more time with my husband and Kitty.
I suppose my version of success has now changed. In a way, it’s a sign that I am growing up and moving forward. After all, what the point of wanting the same things your entire life and shutting yourself to all the new experiences that life brings your way?