Now that I am embarking on a new journey, there are some things that I love that I have accomplished, know that I need to accomplish, and things I do not want to accomplish. (like, having to solely pay for my own life :) I came across this article from the Huffington Post. I am far from the 30-year-old mark, but this is great advice. Some of my takeaways:
By 30 you should have:
-A youth you are content to move beyond
-The belief that you deserve it
-A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30. (check. minus the exercise routine- that is always a work in progress for me)
- A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get better.
By 30 you should know:
-How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
-How to Live Alone, even if you don’t like to
-Where to go — be it your best friend’s kitchen table or a yoga mat — when your soul needs soothing. (I know mine is being on the phone with my best friend and being with my dog)
-Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally.
-That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over. (This one hits home for me. Nothing is perfect. Definitely not my childhood, but I would not change it for the world.)