It was slightly strange this morning, to look in the mirror and see a twenty-seven year old me. I instantly felt older. I’m so much closer to thirty than twenty. But sitting here thinking about my life, I’ve accomplished many things.
I’m a Mom to a three year old and an eleven month old. I’m married, and we live in our second home. I’m a Registered Dental Hygienist and now I write a blog (the last thing I thought I would be doing). I’ve travelled many places and have had many experiences I thought I would not have tried. (Climbing up a mountain having to use a rope for example.)
All of my experiences before turning twenty-seven have taught me many things about life.
- There will be hard days, make the most of the ones filled with sunshine.
- Once in a while, look up.
- You’re going to have ugly, bad hair days.
- Give when you can.
- Be present always.
- Try your hardest.
- If it’s scary, then do it!
- Things won’t get easier, focus on ways to get through it.
- Eat well. Drink water. Exercise.
- Dance it out. If you’re happy, dance. If you’re toddler spills milk all over the couch, dance. If someone is late, dance. Just dance.
- No one is cool, so don’t focus on social media and what others say about you.
- Always be honest.t
It’s a pretty big list of things I’ve discovered on my path to turning twenty-seven. Many I discovered since being a Mom from the age of twenty-four. Now I really feel like an adult, I think getting closer to thirty does that to you. Somehow a number can have such a dramatic effect with your feelings and thoughts. Or maybe it’s everything you’ve done so far in life, and how fast you got to this age. Honestly, I feel like I was twenty-four yesterday bringing Lily home from the hospital. Or maybe we associate age with where we should be in life. You’re thirty? You should be married and have kids.
I know I’m there now, the whole kids and married thing. But they never made me feel like this. Saying I was twenty-seven to myself this morning made me feel, again….old.
But being this age makes me a excited. My kids are getting older and more interactive. My toddler and I can converse, and we have many fun adventures planned that I know will be memorable. Getting older, means more days to live and more things to learn. I look forward to more self care, self development, and self love. To help me be the person I want to be for myself, my Husband and kids.
Looking forward to this year, but can it maybe not go so fast. I don’t know how I’m going to feel about turning twenty-eight.
Thanks for reading,