Hello September! Hello birthday month! Hello, making it a month to remember! Am I making you excited too? I bet I’m not the only one who gets this feeling, when you’re alive and well and your birthday month is coming up. However, I do believe some of you could have a mixed feeling about getting older. Even I don’t feel like a kid in a candy store over the years I’m getting older. Since years ago, I don’t celebrate my birthday in the sense of throwing a big party and invite whoever I can and of course, want. Celebrating my birthday means to me, celebrating being grateful. Let me take you to the perks aisle of being in your 30s.
I don’t know about my fellow 31 years clubbers, but I truly believe in: getting older means getting wiser. I’m not talking about not making mistakes or following strictly the rules of life and not coloring outside the lines, not that it is a bad thing. I’m talking about having a different mindset from what you had when you were in your 20s. Those mistakes become learning moments. Those strictly living by the rules of life becomes having experiences in live. Coloring inside the lines becomes thinking outside the box.
Because of this mindset, your confidence keeps growing whenever your life experiences become learned experiences. Old situations become better to handle and new situations become easier to start with. Not only how you adjust to situations and your emotions, your thoughts and opinion changes when your getting older. Don’t forgot the relationships you have. In terms of love, family and friends. Aware and unaware you hold on too who are important to you and who brings you joy and love. You will not tolerate childish behavior, disrespect and ignorance. It will be easier to cut ties. When you do: hello drama free life!
Holding to things that makes you happy is also something that you are going to do. It will become something that you truly treasure. As I have written earlier, every year I’m celebrating being grateful. It became a tradition in my life to go out to dinner with my family. Celebrating them for always being there for me. I love them around me! My birthday is also a moment to reflect about myself. How I did the last couple of months. I’m grateful about what I achieved with my studies and blog. I’m going to graduate next year, and I still love my blog after 7 years. I have collaborated with brands that I’m very proud of! I also celebrate my mental health. Sounds crazy, but it helps a lot when I look back to moments that was hard for me and be proud about how I conquered it. I also gift myself perfume, because it is well deserved. Why perfume? Because that beautiful bottle is pretty to look at and the scent represents your lovely and sexy self.
The aisle of perks is coming to an end. Welcome to getting older and less f*cks to give!