On Turning 29

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Today I am entering into my final year as a twenty-something.  It's weird.  How can I be turning 29?  I'm still a little girl who wants to be a Disney Princess when I grow up.  Not a mature woman who is married, owns a home, car, dog, has a full-time job, and is getting her Master's degree.  Oh wait...  It's still weird.

But, I'm actually also really excited.  This past year I have grown more as a person than any other time in my life.  I learned how to ignore that pesky voice in my head that always always tells me that I cannot do something (anything!) and to instead do what I know will make me happy and fulfilled.  I realized that my passion in life is communication and decided to go back to school to learn more about it and make it my career.  I took the time to start caring more about the way I look when I walk out the door each morning, and it's amazing what a little eye makeup, nail polish, spritz of perfume, braid, and high quality wardrobe can do for the self-esteem.  I realized that television is a complete waste of time and distraction and no longer ever watch it, except for when Dayv and I are marathon watching a series (Fringe, Dexter, True Detective, and now Sopranos).  

This past year, I have made a strategic and conscious effort to be the person I want to be when I grow up.  You know, one of those people you look at and think, "Wow, she's got her shit together."  And even though sometimes (or most of the time...) I still feel like I'm in the dark, fumbling around for the light, I know that I will find it.  And that's comforting.  Fake it 'til you make it.

According to my mom, who religiously reads my horoscope, this upcoming year is my year.  Although I am definitely not one who believes in that kind of stuff, I feel that way, too.  Good things are coming, I just know it.

12 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!!! Every year from now on is going to be your year! Go for your dreams. I see a lot of great things coming your way!

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    1. i love that! thank you for your never ending support <3

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  2. Happy birthday, friend! I'm glad you've had such a good year. Here's to the last one of your 20s.

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  3. Happy birthday, Caitlin! I always relate so much to your posts, and especially love what you said about making a conscious choice to be the person you want to be when you grow up. Attitude is everything. Wishing you lots and lots of good things this year! xo

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    1. thank you so much, amanda <3 i completely agree- attitude is everything.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Caitlin. I just turned 30 two days back and it isn't as scary as I thought it would be. :) Enjoy your 29th year. It is always a pleasure reading your blog.

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  5. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! It's going to be an awesome year :)

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  6. Happy birthday! Peace and blessings to you as you discover more about yourself and new joys in life in the coming year. :)

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  7. your positive energy inspires. happy birthday!

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  8. A belated Happy Birthday Caitlin! Congratulations on working at your goals and making what you want to happen happen :) Here's to another fantastic year :D x

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