WELCOME TO YOUR 30’S, LET’S GET SHIT DONE!
My whole adult-ish life I’ve imagined all of the awesome things I want to do in my lifetime. All that I want to accomplish, both personally and professionally. About a year or so ago (I think around the time I turned 30), it was like I woke up one day and realized I haven’t done any of the notable or exciting things I told myself I would do yet. I took a step back and said to myself, “What the hell happened to all these grand plans you had for your life?”
I think for so many years I always had the mentality that I was too young, under qualified, or didn’t have enough time or money to do the things I wanted to do with my life (learn Photoshop, take a cooking class, apply or a better job, just to name a few). I always told myself, “That’s for future Meg to do. You’ve got your whole life to learn/do that”. Well, now I ask myself “What the hell? Get over it and get shit done already! What are you waiting for?”
I am a very impulsive person by nature, and if there is something I am dead set on doing, I’m going to do it, and don’t anyone try to tell me differently. But for some reason when it comes to the personal, self-improving things in life, I’ve always put them on the back burner. Here’s a prime example, I’ve been saying since I was 20 years-old that I want to someday write a children’s book. “Someday” being the operative word. Well, what the hell, Meg? You’re 31, when are you going to get around the writing (completing) this illusive children’s book?
When I was working full-time, I did well, professionally. I was at the same company for numerous years, I received several promotions during that time and essentially went as far as I could within the company. I was always pushing myself to do more and do better. I was always looking to move on and up to the next thing, and searching for fulfillment elsewhere.
I already spent a whole decade in adult world. But what did I do in my 20’s? Work. Everyone needs to find something their passionate about. If yours is work, great! Maybe that’s my problem, I wasn’t passionate about the work I was doing.I’ve learned, there is much more to life than work. Having a child helped me to see that and I intend to start enjoying my life a little more.
I’m not saying my 20’s weren’t fantastic, they were pretty great. And I did accomplish a lot, finishing college, grad school, marriage, house, baby, etc. Those momentous life events were all amazing. But now what? Maybe I was just too busy with life to stop and make time for the things I wanted to explore.
We have to discover what we’re passionate about and find a way to make time for it, in order to be happy with ourselves and our lives. There is always a reason to not do something and I’m sick of making excuses for myself. This is something that prompted me to put together my Life List. Which I do intend on adding to. As we get older and life gets in our way it’s easy to lose sight of these things that we dream of doing “someday”. Well, my day is today and I’m going to use my 30’s to reclaim myself, shift my thought pattern and get shit done already.
What’s on your life list?