This morning I stared at myself in the mirror after a fairly decent night of sleep (hey, only woke up once from stabbing pain in my side (thank you work-out last night, must have pulled a muscle while I was on THE FRIGGIN ELLIPTICAL…). Anyway, mirror-me had some new lines on her forehead. Gasp!! No big deal, right (uh yeah, totally a big(ish) deal) but it served as a “good” reminder that time is passing and I’m not a young spring-hen anymore. Groggy mirror-me bitch slapped me in the face with the realization I have officially aged out of the “young adult” category. But hey, I’m not quite at cougar age, middle age, midlife crisis age,… (let’s hope that’s faaaaar away from today). I guess that makes me an adult. A grown-up. That creature that every child dreads to become. Yikes.
It’s not all bad. Contrary to the childish believe I had, adults still have a ton of fun. Though instead of trying to meet guys until 2am out and about (and then you still had the energy to go to after parties) we now go to bars from 8 to 11pm to celebrate engagements. And we get to drink Moscow Mules and craft beer instead of whatever light beer is on special because anything else would have been impossible to afford with our entry-level pay.
I remember, when I started my career with internships, my managers and colleagues that were my current age all seemed so mature, pulled together, and ultra smart and knew what they were doing in their jobs. Of course I looked up to them. So last summer when we had a marketing intern at work it slowly sunk in, I’m now one of them. What a neat feeling to be able to give (hopefully not completely worthless) advice to a college student that looks up to you for career advice.
So yeah, a quarter into my thirties I am quite enjoying this decade so far. Settled down? Not so much. More so “settled in”. I’m comfortable with life and love that feeling of having arrived (thank you cupid for my amazing husband that makes me feel that way). Yup, not in my twenties anymore. And that’s ok.
Wow, 2015 is here! Time for new resolutions!! So can you believe it is fifteen years after the big new millennium?! Y2K bug! Ahhh! My gosh, how time flies!
Anyhow, I’m a list kinda gal and know that I am much more likely to get things done if I write to-dos down and get to cross them off once completed. Sooo satisfying. Done – check! Most years I like to write down resolutions or goals for the year ahead. I actually have a notebook dedicated to just that and in previous years I went as far as drawing 52 boxes for weekly goals to check things off. Worked really well!
Last year I really only had two personal goals: Plan our wedding! Plan our honeymoon! I’m hoping I’ll have a little more time for other things in 2015 but usually life tends to be amazingly busy these days.
This year, these are my goals:
- Start my own marketing consulting business
- Connect with my friends
- Host Sunday Suppers / Entertain at our beautiful house
- Up our house’s curb appeal. Those dead scrubs blend in well in winter but the rest of the year… not so much.
- Work out at least once a week
- Catch-up with my Project Life photo albums
- Create our wedding photo book
- Blog here at least once a month (that seems little but it’s realistic)
- Nurture my marriage and do awesome things that we may want to do before we potentially have kids (I realize this is an abstract goal and as such I really despise it so I will have to break it down into more tangible S.M.A.R.T. goals *business geek*)
- Eat well. Live cleanly. Be well. A.k.a. increasingly remove pesticides and chemicals, etc from our food and home, eat nutritious meals, be greener.
I hope to see you here, on Facebook or in person to check in on how I’m doing with my resolutions. Care to share your goals?
Six weeks ago we tied the knot and we are slowly getting back to normal life now. After all the months of preparation seeing everything on our wedding day come together so beautifully was awesome. I had worked hard on little details with the help of my sweet bridesmaids, then fiancé and family but it was hard to visualize the entire set-up with so many projects going on. The wedding was an absolutely amazing event and I’m hoping to always remember how happy we were that day. It was the perfect day filled with lots of love, smiles, dancing and fun. Read on for the detailed recap that might bore you but that will help us remember the day. 🙂