I’m 32 today, which is weird considering I barely remember turning 31.
WHY IS TIME PASSING SO QUICKLY!?
Like years past (and mostly because I lack creativity today), I thought I’d share some deep and meaningful life lessons from the 30s. Ha!
1. Flossing is way more important than we thought.
I mean, I know out dentists literally crammed this truth down our throats all.our.lives. but the truth is, they’re actually right.
Before I hit 30 I had always been a noncommittal flosser. One or two times a week. Let’s not get crazy here!
Now I’m religious.
In fact, if we’re ever out together and you have a giant piece of broccoli in your teeth (hey, it happens) not only will I gently tell you, but I’ve got you covered on the floss. It’ll be in my purse.
Real friendship, y’all.
Since we’re talking hygienic stuff…
2. Shaving my face changed my life.
If you’re not doing it, start.
3. I’m completely comfortable having no idea who Meghan Trainor or Iggy Azalea are, or what the Kardashians are up to.
I’m old. It’s ok. I’d rather do a better job keeping up with people I know in real life instead.
3. The world will not crumble if I don’t workout six days a week.
My affections used to be completely focused on health and fitness stuff.
Six days a week, rigid eating, no treats.
Don’t get me wrong, that stuff is still important to me, but I’ve found life is much more than push-ups and protein powder.
There’s room for cupcakes.
4. I’m completely fine admitting Will is my better half.
Sure, we joke about it, and I tell him I’m the better half, but seriously- Will is the best part of Will and Brittny.
No jokes, all serious.
I pray for Will daily, but multiple times throughout the week I’ll also just praise God for Will and wonder why He blessed a blonde ditzy mess like me with such a solid rock like Will.
5. I’m never going to be ok when it’s above 85 degrees.
I’ve tried. Oh I’ve tried.
I turn into a complete sweaty mess if I have to be outside for extended periods when it’s hot.
I hate it, but it happens.
I wish I could attend your outdoor wedding at noon this July, but I can’t.
I’m doing this for you.
The focus should be on the bride. Not the weird 30- something chick that just passed out in a puddle of sweat in front of all your guests.
6. I’m still not entirely sure what I want to do with my life.
I know, I know! I should have my life together and a little more figured out by now.
The truth is, though, I just don’t. My five year plan is a little hazy these days.
(And when did a five year plan become a thing? I have a suspicion Billy Graham, George Washington, or Mother Theresa didn’t have a mapped out five year plan or “inspiration boards,” or a “word for the year” and they turned out ok in my book)
7. I eat fish, and I’m going to keep eating fish.
In fact, I need to update my “about me” section.
I shared my post about struggling with my commitment to full blown veganism about a year ago.
While I still follow a 90% vegetarian diet, I eat fish a couple times of week these days.
8. I’ve realized how much sweeter life is in the passenger seat.
Believe me, I’ve driven my own life for a very long season, and it was miserable.
Wrong turns, flat tires, and lots of car trouble.
As I get older I find such peace in letting go and trusting Jesus. I never want to take the wheel again.
9. I love being at home.
I hate to admit this, but over the years I think I’ve become a bit more of an introvert.
Not with people I know, but more so with social media.
I don’t take a bazillion trips to amazing places or eat the most Instagram-able foods.
I honestly like being at home with Will and the dogs, or with my family or a few close friends.
You may call me a curmudgeon, but I just call myself a little unadventurous most days.
10. I want to be braver.
I’ve gotten better in my old age, but I’m still quite timid! I want 32 to be a year of stepping out and taking risks.
So yeah. Lots of deep thoughts today (haha). I want to be present and enjoy 32. I want to step away from the phone and live in the moment. I want to eat pizza and not freak out, or let my house get a little dusty every now and then (um, you’re going to help me remember I just said that).
Here’s to actually living.
Here’s to 32.