So my 35th birthday was this past Sunday on September 30th. For those of you that have been following Luwamé, for a while now, you already know that birthdays are a big deal in my household. I mean, come on… it’s the day you came into this world!! How can that not be celebrated?! Last year, I wrote a letter to myself on a way to introduce 34 to 33 and get my goals in check and posted it on the blog.
This year, my goals are all centered around my family and living in the moment; not taking life for granted and going after what I want.
With 35 came a milestone birthday, it’s halfway passed 30 and closer to 40. As my sister in law so bluntly pointed… this means, I can no longer circle the 30-34 age group on documents or those magazine questionnaires that focus on age and tell you your future (is that still a thing- I’m probably aging myself even more right now). What I’m basically saying is that I’ve hit a milestone age that at one point in my early life, I thought would be disastrous, especially if my goals weren't met. If you ever felt the same way, then this post is meant for you Girlfriend.
As I got closer and closer to the ages I once dreaded, I started noticing that the only thing increasing was the number of years, I’d been on this earth. I don’t feel different or see a difference, if anything I feel as though I am at my best right now and my healthiest. Therefore, age is truly nothing but a number. I’m just starting to live my life now and have so much more to offer before I can even begin to consider myself old. I can’t begin to tell you how liberating it is to accept your age and embrace it as a gift rather than a curse.
Take time to reflect on your birthday and check in on your goals. I hope this helps you or someone you know. As always, I’d love to hear from you. Leave me your feedback with what you’ve learned in your specific age group.