Once I turned 25 years old, each birthday seemed to arrive more quickly. When I mention anything about age to someone older than me, the response is often “oh, it’s just keeps getting faster.” No! That’s scary. But, even though some days it didn’t feel like this, overall I do feel like the last three years have flown by.
Saturday is my 28th birthday. As I get closer to 30, more scary thoughts try to creep into my head. I always thought that your 30’s were when life got really great, you had your stuff together. You start to make some money, relationships are generally figured out or at least you know what you want and don’t, things just seem to be on track. Well.. most of that is true for me. Ha. I’m not rolling in the dough but I have a fun and important job with nice people, I have true friends and meaningful relationships, and we’re all mostly healthy. Sure, more money would be nice, but I can effortlessly still say life is great.
It’s easy when we think about our lives to try and act like we know what it should be. I have to remind myself that it’s not up to me. I’ve already been shown this once when I thought I was meant to move away for a job but God had other plans. And, sometimes, it’s not what we think it should be. I say it a lot- I really do believe we all end up on the path we should be on and where God’s plan directs us. I’d love to hear any stories where you’ve experienced this.
I keep journals and I feel like every year when I write on my birthday, I have a lot to reflect on and I say ‘this was a big year for me.’ This year is no exception. Among a lot of things, I made a career change and left what I was previously so passionate about and invested in. I guess every year is big. And God had it planned all along.
I’m taking this birthday as a time to relax and spend quality time with my mother, unplugged and undisturbed about what is next. It’s not up to me anyway.
April is a powerful month, I think. If you’re into astrology, you may believe some of the most loyal and loving (sometimes stubborn but I think the better word is just ‘determined’) people were born this month. It’s rained a lot this month and I think we are all ready for more clear skies. I’m glad you’re entering the next year of life with me and I wish you as much happiness, love and gratitude as I feel, especially this week.
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