30 Blessings from Being 30

Saturn’s Return

There is truly no other way to state this, so instead of beating around the bush - the last two years of my twenties were an utter shit storm and even into my 30th year. Tough decisions, transitions, milestones, challenges, long distance and the list continues. About the time my 30th birthday was getting closer, I learned about Saturn’s Return. It is when the planet Saturn is in the exact same spot as it was when you were born and it likes to throw a big wrench into your world. At the very least, I had friends about the same age who were experiencing similar uprooting events and could relate.

5 Appreciations per day

In July of this year I started to make more of a habit of ending my day recapping 5 simple things I could be more appreciative too. At first, it was a challenge but then more and more I noticed it became easier. With 30 still unleashing some havoc, I decided that for my 31st birthday I would reflect on all of the blessings that I received even in the midst of a big transition.

 
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30 Blessings in Lessons from Being 30

  1. In November, I started reading The Universe Has Your Back and practiced new journaling methods as well as affirmations. One year later, I looked back and was surprised to see some of those goals/affirmations/prayers coming forward today.

  2. Sometimes you have to take a risk no one understands. I had the opportunity in November to fly to LA for a workshop to stay with Jessica Flanigan and attend a workshop with Robert Waterman. It was a last minute decision with a long flight but it was so worth it.

  3. In December, I laid down in bed one night with anxiety and worry and finally realized there is no other way but to trust fully. Nobody knows what tomorrow will hold so why waste your today worrying.

  4. Grateful for learning how to winterize a tiny house

  5. Don’t spend time worrying about the future. Focus on the present and what you can do today.

  6. You cannot change anyone but yourself.

  7. Sometimes you lose friends as a result of your growth.

  8. Celebrate you waking up every morning and know you are beautiful. My alarm goes off every morning with a simple message “Good Morning beautiful.”

  9. Invest in yourself. In January, I enrolled in a month long business course to work towards my goals and take more action. A huge mentor and support system plus like-minded people to connect with.

  10. Be brave and always be your biggest fan. Living in a new city, I gave myself a pep talk, researched places and marched in to introduce myself and my business. Most of them weren’t as welcoming as I had hoped, but the ones I was supposed to meet were. Never give up!

  11. Put yourself out there and see what happens. In February, I launched my very first program focused around self-love and personal growth.

  12. Crying can be so healing. Journaling, forgiveness and self love.

  13. Purchasing the house of our dreams in a quiet area we love. If it is meant to be, it will be. We almost didn’t get the house as someone else beat us to it. Luckily for us, their contract fell through.

  14. You can do your own thing. There are so many pressures out there that you have to do something a certain way, from my Instagram, to my Beautycounter team, to just about everything. If you have a vision, it’s okay if nobody else understands it.

  15. Buying a house and selling a tiny house are no joke. Many miles traveling to check on the tiny house in storage and house hunting, the girl that kept my spirits lifted was the goofiness of Awesome with Alison podcast. (Ep. 44, 45, 50, 53)

  16. There is no “right” decision. A hard one when it impacts others but I was thankful for mentors that helped support me as I was making a tough decision on a new job. I am happy with my final choice, it fits my schedule and is an enjoyable place to work.

  17. Tuning into and listening to my truest desires. Everything from listening to what foods to eat to when to stop working with practitioners. I have spent the majority of the year learning how to strengthen my intuition and trust my instincts. (Sara Small from Autoimmune Tribe was a great mentor at the beginning of the year.)

  18. TRUST everything.

  19. Communicate your boundaries with everyone especially people who you value your relationship with.

  20. Find deeper meaningful friendships. (see #23)

  21. Follow your heart.

  22. Sometimes it truly is not about you, it’s about them.

  23. Putting your guard down can allow beautiful friendships to blossom. Myself and a few other women started reading the book “A Tribe Called Bliss,” and it has created several deeper friendships. If you are looking for deeper more meaningful friendships go grab this book and see who comes into your world to read it with you.

  24. Connect with others. Met some awesome friends through Instagram and the NTA, collaborations on projects, as well as doing workshops at a yoga studio, and a few other partnerships coming soon. Make an effort to connect with people more often.

  25. Your past does not determine your future.

  26. Your responsible for your own life.

  27. It feels good to laugh and eat good food. Reconnected with an old friend and took a trip to Nashville with a new friend.

  28. When it feels right, take the chance even if it scares the crap out of you.

  29. Make time for the people who matter. (Rise Together 1 & 2)

  30. Always make yourself a priority. (Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis)

  31. Take advantage of every minute of the day and use it to become the best version of you. Surround yourself with people that will uplift you into the person you want to be. August 1st, I started listening to podcasts every day on my morning and afternoon commute. Surrounding myself with women building businesses and giving me the pep talk I need/love.