You know how when people ask you, “Happy Birthday! Do you feel a year older?” you put a pensive look on your face and reply, “um…I don’t know…not really.”
My answer this year is, without a doubt, “yes, I feel older.”
The last year has brought about so much change in my life. I’m not going to bore you with the details, but let’s just say every day brought a new challenge. In several aspects, I was challenged to reconcile what I believed to be true about myself and my reality. At this moment, I’m still sorting it all out, but I feel like for the first time since I left New York I have a clear vision of what I want.
As far as the looming age of 30 goes, I feel like we’ve been socialized to see it as a pivotal point, so I won’t pretend it’s meaningless. In my head, thirty has always been a deadline of getting my sh!t together. And thankfully, I feel as though I can accomplish that in the next year. I know so many women my age, and even younger, who have their lives settled. Whether that’s being a mother, an executive, or both, their picture is crystal clear. I surrendered that clarity a long time ago when I decided to take the alternative path of entrepreneurship, social media, and a gypsy lifestyle. Looking back, I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve seen so much of the world and lived my 20’s to the absolute fullest.
At the end of this disclosure, what sits at the front of my mind is work. My blog has morphed into something completely different than when I started the endeavor with NonSociety (wow, that seems like an eternity ago). The content is a lot thicker than it used to be, which I hope you find helpful. Although I realize you also miss the casual posts, I’m just not willing to put my whole life on display anymore. While writing and editing on MTM continues to be a passion, I have re-focused my energy and skills to consult companies on social media fundamentals and strategies. Working face-to-face and helping people broaden the reach of their business has proven to be one of the most satisfying jobs I’ve ever had. I must say though, nothing beats your thank yous and emails of adoration for my efforts on MTM.
Well, it’s 4:33am and I’m fully awake so I guess I’ll start on some of that work I’ve been raving about.
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