Looking back now, I realise there were so many things I took for granted back home: like insects in my mothers vegetable farm, mango fruits growing in the backyard and trees shedding leaves marking the change of seasons. Today, as the struggle of motherhood and maintaining personal identity takes many formats am learning to enjoy every passing discovery as it happens … to take my happy moments where ever I find them. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy and content with my life, but as adults things can often take an overwhelming sense of monotony and stress.
Some people choose to go finding thrills and that’s fine as long as no one gets hurt. For those of us that can’t get away, I think happiness can still be found in the most unlikely places if we set our hearts to it. I have never seen a snail without it’s shell before so that was really interesting and the bird just looked so at home in front of the building.
So sometime within this month I turned thirty (yippe) to be honest I never gave it any thought until a few days to the date. I remember sitting with a new acquaintance who coincidentally turned thirty as well in July, at the end of the visit we both agreed that the number thirty seemed like a huge milestone and some how makes you feel like you haven’t done much with your life.
Today, however I read a post here that echoed to a large extent the sentiments shared by myself and my new acquaintance. Turning thirty means different things to different people. For some it is something to be happy about, for others something to be embarrassed about: something to celebrate with hopes of a better future or something to sit and moan about.
Personally I have decided it’s something to celebrate and move on from.
Armed with these principles, I hope to make the next decade even more fabulous:
To do something productive with each day I get: engaging my mind in positive activities. To always remember that some days being productive might simply mean staying hopeful and not everything will play an obvious role in the bigger picture, it might just be for today so enjoy it.
To never compare the realities of my life to the silver lining posts of other peoples lives on social media: actually to not compare my life at all.
Never let anyone/any thought live rent free in your heart, head or mind.
With a dash of grace and sprinkling of healthy mental attitude the future can only get better.
Did some DIY baking and went off to volunteer at a health fair: boring, but on point with my principles. Love to hear what you did on your thirtieth birthday or what you plan to do?