New Decade Ahead

Hello fabulous 30’s! I can’t believe it was already 10 years ago that I was turning 20, celebrating with family and friends on a small yacht in Mexico; planning to spend a summer in Europe, backpacking by myself, a trip that would greatly define the decade to follow; and completely oblivious to all the twists and turns my life was about to take.
Thinking about the last decade, how it brought me such unexpected joy and wonders, pain and growth, and so much love and passion…I can’t help but to get so excited about what this new decade will bring, whatever that might be. Call me crazy, but as scary as uncertainty can be, I find it very exhilarating; something about not knowing what’s to come, fills me with a hopeful “anything is possible” kind of excitement; sure I have an idea of some things that may happen in my 30’s, like motherhood for example; but I now know the difference between planning for the road ahead and actually walking on it, a valuable lesson learned in my 20’s that I’m sure will come in handy in my 30’s.
In fact, it seems that life’s welcome to my big 3-0 was precisely a big reminder of such lesson. I had envisioned some kind of extraordinary celebration happening on my actual birthday, everything from skydiving to a lovely ocean view picnic had crossed my mind; yet instead I’m sick in bed, with a painful throat and a crackling voice. Last night, I started throwing a tantrum about it in my head, whining and feeling sorry for myself. Still woke up today with some of that negativity lingering around…and then, my husband opened a bottle of Moët&Chandon, brought me breakfast in bed and expressed all kinds of loving feelings; people starting reaching out to send me their best wishes; and guilt about my whining starting seeping through, washing away all the negativity and giving room for gratitude to fill me up.
So no big birthday bash for me, no extravagant trips or daring adventures; just a humbling reminder of the things that really matter in life, and how lucky I am to have them all.
Granted, I couldn’t just let my 30th birthday come and go without embracing the changes ahead in my own way, which translated to me chopping my long locks (which I’ll soon be donating to Locks of Love) into a cute angled hair bob that I’m really loving. New decade, new look! Of course, I wanted to unveil the new look with amazing photos of it, but since being sick hasn’t allowed me to carry out that plan, we’ll all have to settle for a quick snapshot taken with my iPhone. Don’t worry, I’m still committed to, sometime in the near future, bringing you some cute photos that will do justice to my friend Lino’s amazing hairstyling work.

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