OK, Thirty. Let’s Go.

Tomorrow I will be 30.

Tomorrow I will be 30.

Tomorrow I will be 30.

I never thought I would make it to this point. I remember turning 20 and thinking, This is it. I have arrived. Hello, adulthood, I’m going to make you my bitch. And then life actually happened and I spent most of that decade flailing around trying to find something to hold onto. I feel like your twenties are SUPPOSED to shake you up like dice in a Yahtzee cup and when you come tumbling out, you have a better idea of who you really are. Like the excess crap has been shaken off you.

I have been looking forward to turning 30 since my 28th birthday. The closer I got to the end of my 20s, the more I felt like I just wanted to get them over with. Like, let’s get onto a new, fresh decade already! If I could have skipped 29 I probably would have, but I think I’ve learned some of my best lessons in the last year of my life. I feel like this past year has really shaped who I am as a person and laid the foundation for where I’m heading over the next ten years.

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions on January 1st, instead I prefer to set my goals at the beginning of a new year in my life. I’ve been thinking a lot about this and I have a few things I’d like to accomplish this year, mainly focused on my health and wellbeing.

I’ve made great strides over the past few months when it comes to handling my depression. This coming year, I’d like to keep that focus and follow my plan of action. Once I have benefits, my aim is to see a therapist to begin to work through the abuse I suffered in both childhood and adulthood and work on my self confidence, but in the meantime I can keep trying to be positive on my own and keep taking my meds.

A lot of my focus for this year is on my physical health. I need to make an appointment to see an optometrist very soon because my eyesight has gotten worse and it’s annoying trying to squint at everything. A gym membership is included with my new job so the majority of my goals for this year are to exercise and try to get to a healthy weight. Exercise is great for helping with depression so that’s a win-win right there. It’s also incredibly important for me to make sure to eat good food. It has always been easy for me to justify eating like crap because it’s cheaper and often faster than cooking anything at home, but working in a place surrounded by healthy food is going to make a huge difference there.

Reading and writing more are always on my list of goals for myself. I haven’t put together a reading list yet but every year I aim to finish 25 books. This year I only managed to read 8, but to be fair there were a lot of other things that required my attention. Now that things have somewhat settled down, I’d like to get back to reading. I’ve already started blogging more, which is very important to me, and I’d like to continue that this year.

I know it’s early, but I feel like this next year of my life (and 2018 in general) are going to be more wonderful and more stable than the last year was.

Cheers to a new decade!

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