29 Years old.
30 next year?! That's all I can think about. In one year, I'll be 30.
What have I accomplished?
Should I be proud of myself in terms of what I've done thus far in my life?
Let's recap my 20's.
In 2010, I graduated with an AD in Journalism then moved onto obtain my Bachelors in English. From there, I interned for a Good Housekeeping Magazine in New York City traveling 3 days a week for a mere $7.50. I struggled to find myself.
At the time, I wanted to be a magazine writer, until I figured out how cut-throat the industry turned was. Around that time, I met Brett.
I knew this guy was special from the start and so, we were inseparable.
After the internship, I found a content writing job that earned me jack-s*** then moved on to social media job, which paid me a bit more. We then moved to Tennessee where I found a Community Manager position. This was a job I saw myself working at for a few years. That was until my now-husband lost his job and we had to move back home to PA. While in Tennessee, we adopted a dog, got engaged and really feel like we got to know each other.
When we moved back, I was devastated, but I got through it. I survived. Did I crumble? Yes. Did I fall? Yes, but my husband was there to pick me up. After we tied the knot, we had to figure out our next step, which ended up being Greenville, SC where we took a serious risk because neither one of us had a concrete job. We were hoping things would finally pan out in our favor and we were right!
He started his own business and I began working in Public Relations.
We then adopted a second dog, moved from one apartment to another, and now, I'm pursuing a certificate as a Holistic Health Coach. Am I scared? Yes, but I want it. I've always been interested in nutrition and looked into this exact nutrition school a few years ago. I had just graduated from college though and knew I could not financially pursue that career, so I let it go.
That was until I met a girl in the area who went to the same school and earned a certificate in the program I looked into a few years back.
Maybe the signs were always there, but I just wasn't paying attention.
And, now, on the day of my 29th birthday, I'm here to offer some advice:
1) Take risks.
2) Stop being afraid.
3) Look for the signs.
4) If you're unhappy with your career, find something else!
5) Be happy.
So, do I feel like I've accomplished everything I wanted to? Not yet, but I know I will by 30.