Today is the first day of October. This also means that today is the first day of my birthday week. Typically, I am all sorts of excited for birthday week. I sometimes buy myself something new, often have birthday plans with my husband (yay, date night!), and usually get together with a few close friends. I have even been known to plan a little birthday costume party.
This year is different.
I find myself taken aback that I am entering the last year of my twenties. I see myself staring 30 right in the face, and I'm not ready. In fact, I'm scared. What do I have to show so far for my 29 years? Where did I think I would be at 30? What do I still want to accomplish? To see and do? What will I do with this next year to prepare myself for the next 30?
So, I am accepting the challenge. I plan to look inside of myself, maybe do a little soul searching, and figure out what this next year of my life will look like. And, I'm going to use this new month, and this challenge, to do so.
I hope you'll join me on this journey. And hey, maybe by the end of the month I will decide that 30 IS the new 20!
To catch up on the rest of my 31 Days series, use the below links:
31 Days of My Life Before 30: Day 2
31 Days of My Life Before 30: Day 3
31 Days of My Life Before 30: Day 4
31 Days of My Life Before 31: Day 5
31 Days: Day 6
31 Days: Day 7
31 Days: The Saver & The Spender, Days 8 & 9
31 Days: The 'Off' Button, Day 10
31 Days: On Owning A Home, Day 11
31 Days: Planning & Pleasing, Day 12/13
31 Days: I Cheated on Halloween, Day 14
31 Days: Pumpkins, Hayrides & Girlfriends, Day 15
31 Days: Where Our Life Happens, Days 16 & 17
31 Days: Dropping the Ball, Days 18-25