29 Years Old today!!! 😃
I spent the last ten years finding out who I am, what I believe, why I'm alive, what gift I want to give to the world, and set myself up to give it!! It's been beautiful, tragic, fun, and seriously hard work. And definitely worth every second. I am so grateful for all the beauty, everywhere in my life. It's overwhelming to see all that I've "planted" in my 20's starting to produce fruit. Many years with no reward and just believing it would all be worth it.
I spent the last two days making my New Year's Intentions for 2023/age 29. They are divided by Body (and then into general health and beauty, climbing, weightlifting, yoga, dancing, running goals), Mind (belief systems I want to change or certain lies I still believe that aren't true, or things I want to learn), Spirit (prayer practices, ways I want to grow with God or in loving others), Soul (relationships, travel, seeing beauty, guitar, cooking goals), Books I want to Read and finally, Financial goals (real estate business, ROTH IRA, savings, etc). I then write what I accomplished the previous year (since its often so many things I never planned for!) and check off what I did that I set out to do. If I didn't complete it, I find out why. Maybe the goal changed, or maybe there's a barrier I need to identify and find out how to solve that problem.
This next year is the last one before 30. I get to ask myself how I want to close out my 20's, the decade of exploration, preparation, planting. My 30's will be something different... enjoying the fruits of some of that harvest, maybe? Playing in some of the freedom we've built? Definitely giving away some of what I've acquired, and definitely "building things I can't walk away from", as James Siladi says.
What that will be, I can't plan out, and that's the fun part.
One more year of preparation and tying up my life in Boone. We are looking to the future and every morning wake up and say to each other, "We get another day together!!" Today is the only one that's promised so we're making sure we don't miss it in our excitement for whatever might be coming.
Old photos from Pee-a-boo slot canyon in Utah. Gazing forward.