There is no more denying it… I am about to leave my twenties behind and journey into a land unknown, a new decade. In 11 short days, I will be 30! [
wince… I mean smile] Truthfully, I’m not very worried about turning 30. I love my current life situation and when I look toward the future I am excited about all the new adventures waiting ahead.
That being said I am still a bit sad about leaving behind my twenties. I’ve loved being a 20 something. I’ve felt more comfortable in my skin… more empowered… more inspired… more excited about the future… more in love… and mostly more me in this decade than any other. [smile] I don’t think when I turn 30 any of these feelings will magically disappear, but I feel a little of the sadness I felt when I was leaving behind high school for college or college for the wide world.
The whole big birthday coming up has me in a mood for reflecting and a few months ago I ran across an article from Relevant online that provided the perfect inspiration. It’s a list of “11 Questions Every Twentysomething Should Ask.” Follow the link for the full article. So for the next 10 days (while I’m still a 20 something) I’ll try to answer a question a day. The first one is easy:
“1. Do the people I’m surrounded by bring me life?… Are your friends anvils tied around your ankles or jetpacks helping you fly? Your life will resemble the lives of your closest friends—does that fact excite you or freak you out?”
The answer is a resounding “YES!” I am incredibly blessed to have many intelligent, kind, faithful, and all around good people who are my friends. Their drive is inspiring. In terms of friends I’ve hit the jackpot! [smile] And my closest friend/husband well, he’s just the bees knees. Daily I am amazed by the blessing of living with him and learning from him. Today is actually the second anniversary of our first date. October 1, 2011 was just about the best day of my life because I began a conversation that has really never stopped. [smile]
So yes my friends bring me life and that life is full of peace, hope, passion, service, joy, and love! Friendship like that is the greatest gift.