July 10th, 2014 § 2 comments

It seems that some of the most valuable lessons we need to survive in this great world are often the hardest ones to actually learn. For me – they are the art of saying no, learning when to let go and making myself (and my happiness) a priority.

Somehow, I think I expected that one day I’d just wake up and I’d know these things. That with my age, would come this mythical wisdom and I would suddenly be in totally control. What a big, fat lie I’ve been living.

I need to tack them to a wall, scribble them on my forehead because somewhere along the way – I’ve veered off the path and I’m not doing a very good job at adulting. Yes, I just made the word adult a verb – it’s okay.

Maybe what I’m experiencing is growing pains? Do you get those at 35? :) I’m not in some weird spiral of self-loathing – I know better than that, but I can absolutely try to remind myself that the most important person in my life is me because at the end of the day – you’re all you got.

  • http://ohjulie.com/ Julie

    I’ll be 40 in two months and I feel like I have growing pains all the time. I go through periods when I feel like nothing about me is right and I can’t do anything right. At the end of them I always feel like I care a little less about some of the things I was agonizing over or that I care a little less about what the world thinks of me.

    • http://alovedlife.com/ a loved life

      It’s funny – I feel like I really like the person that I am but I sometimes forget to put ME first. We have to do better, Julie ;)

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