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Before I Turn 30

Hello Beautiful People!

I hope this blog post finds you well. I can hardly believe that we are in the eighth month of the year — Hello August! For those of you who didn’t know, this is my birthday month, #LEOSZN is in full effect, and I am excited to see what God has in store for me for this month.

As I prepare to enter into a new chapter of life, the thriving 30s, I decided that I would kickstart this month’s first blog post with lessons that women in their 40s would want women in their 30s to know. I was inspired by a blog post I came across and it became the foundation of this blog post you’re currently reading.

So let me first preface this blog post by saying, I am excited to turn 30. Ecstatic, really. I think that every year you are able to complete a year of life — it is a blessing.

So let me first preface this blog post by saying, I am excited to turn 30. Ecstatic, really. I think that every year you are able to complete a year of life — it is a blessing. Whereas some would complain about getting old, I am excited to celebrate another year of life. It truly is a blessing. Without further ado, let’s get into this post!

Feed Your Soul
This is a piece of advice that I learned first-hand very early on in my life. I am a big advocate for doing what sets your soul on fire. Don’t be afraid to follow your heart and take your brain with you. This applies to almost any and everything in my life.

Find a Strong and Supportive Tribe
I’ve heard the old adage that goes « If you can count the number of good friends you have on one hand, you are a lucky man » I am blessed to be surrounded by a strong community of women who I often refer to as my soul sisters. I am pushing 30 and relationships with substance is the equivalent of « talk to me nice ». If the relationship doesn’t have substance, I don’t want it. As I pour into them, they do the same to me and it is truly an honour to have such relationships.

Travel More
I haven’t done enough of this but, I look forward to being able to do so once it is safe enough. There is so much to see and explore in the world, I’m a little sad that I haven’t done more of it up until this time. I’m turning 30 and my experience of the world has yet to be challenged and broadened in ways I can only imagine. Even though I haven’t had much experience in travelling alone, I am happy to be able to do so with my little family. Exploring the world through the eyes of a child is really something beautiful.

Save for the Unexpected
I spoke about the Hubs and I getting on the same page financially with thanks to our financial coach, Octavia of Paper & Coin. You can find more of that here. It’s been one year since we embarked on a healthy financial journey and it was one of the best things we could’ve invested in for our relationship. We are better as a team because of that experience.

Live to work NOT Work to Live
Put simply, I am a workoholic. My schedule is usually jam-packed and I pride myself on multi-tasking. However, since becoming a mom, I no longer care to work myself down to the bone. I miss out on so much time with my husband and our girls. I would like to do a better job of this which means that I need to work smarter and not necessarily harder.

I plan to start off my new chapter on the best foot possible. Unlike the beginning of my 20s, I’m starting off this new decade with a whole husband and two little girls. I aim to truly thrive in my 30s, I also aim to always be the best version of myself. Not only am I happy to share that with my circle but I am also very happy to be able to share that journey with each of you.

xx See you all soon!
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