Today is Saturday and my plan was to sleep in but my body just won’t let me.
When I woke up this morning I looked over at Luna’s cage and she was just sitting there staring right at me with her innocent little bunny eyes. I wonder just how long she had been watching me? I gave her some breakfast and bunny snuggles and now she is in her post-meal lounging position.
Now I am enjoying a big cup of coffee and browsing the internet, thinking of my weekend plans and getting inspired for things I want to do with my blog and just life in general.
This Wednesday, November 9th is my birthday and last year I turned 30, which was a little rough. I was in Barcelona, one of my most favorite cities in the whole world but I felt down. It was weird. The day before was great but then on the day of my birthday I just felt in a funk. I hear that it happens to a lot of people when they turn 30 and I know it happened to my husband, so he was sympathetic and so sweet to me the whole day. Eventually my day turned around and I accepted the fact that years come and go but your age does not dictate who you are. This year I don’t want to allow myself to get into that funk so I am adjusting my attitude and perspective about age and birthdays in general.
Last night I was out with a girl friend and we were chatting about life, future plans, and aging in general. We got into a discussion about society and the expectations that we are all supposed to have everything figured out by 30. Society tells women that you have to be successful in your career, married, have kids, and look drop dead gorgeous. We’re expected to have it all, be it all, and do it all. This is just not realistic or necessary. Why do we have to build a life that conforms to curated images from a magazine? We should be living the life we feel is best for us, at this time. I always believe that you can have everything you want but not all at once.
I am feeling some pressure as my birthday approaches to set more finite goals about commons life events like having kids and buying a house. I have to take a step back though and think about what is best for me and my husband at this time. Once I do that I see that we are happy and we have a great life so if the picture of our life doesn’t match up to society’s standard we will just have to set our own standards.
This weekend I will spend some time brainstorming and planning for this next year of life by setting some new (reasonable) goals. Stay tuned for a follow up blog post where I will share my goals with you!
That’s why I’m thinking about at 9am on this Saturday morning. How about you? Haha
I want to do more informal blog posts like this where we can start a discussion about life and maybe we can help each other through shared advice and experiences. Leave me any comments you have about life, aging, and society in the comments section. You can also leave thoughts on my Instagram, Facebook page, or tweet me @courtneywval.
I hope you have a lovely weekend! Talk to you soon!