I've been anticipating this day for the past couple of months. Hell for the past year! As I started writing this blog on January 23, I realized that turning 35 wasn’t a huge milestone or the emotional roller coaster that I thought it would be. I wigged out more at the thought of turning 30! I was more excited and blessed to see 35 years on this earth. All that you’re not married and no kids chatter didn't phase or matter to me anymore. (I mean, yes I want to be married and have kids!) However, I started to care less about others’ opinions and their timing for my life. The crazy thing is, my mom was 35 when she became pregnant with her fourth and final child...ME!!
So let's get to the fun stuff! I am pretty content with my life, all things considered, but time seriously seems to be slipping. Over the last 3 years, I started to feel more alive. I’ve become more comfortable with myself and my body. Yes, ladies your body changes after 30 and I'm not just talking about the physical. I've always known what I wanted, but I have a different swagger about myself. I began serial dating early 2017 (a little well kept secret)! It was fun and exciting until one day I realized I was tired as hell trying to balance a serial dating life, social life, and work! At that point, I decided to put more energy into myself. I began to protect my personal space more.
I am now at the point of the year (the day before my birthday) where I look at the calendar and acknowledge that my birthday is creeping closer. I gently ask myself how I'm feeling about it.
That's when the road to chapter 35 gets really exciting. I’m on a natural high! I’m not stressing about getting married or having a baby because I know that it will happen eventually. I’m working more on my personal interests and passion. It feels natural and organic. The timing is just right! I realized that I’m a mixture of all the characters from Sex and the City. I’m the career driven, confident, hopeless romantic, and fiercely optimistic woman.
So, I guess the good news is that age is really just a number and only as scary as you allow it to be. Here are a few tips: drink more water, moisturize, get plenty of sleep, pursue your dreams, travel, spend time with family and friends, stack (save money) and continue acting like a responsible adult all while enjoying life.
You might ask what’s the best part of turning 35? You give fewer f*cks than you ever did before.
Clink Clink to Chapter 35!
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