In less than a week, I turn 30. So for the past few days I’ve been reflecting on my 20s. This has been a fun process, as I’ve attempted to recount the various “achievements” or milestones I’ve hit in the last ten years, while also reading other blogs about 20s. Interestingly, the top two pages of Google are full of posts related to “what I SHOULD HAVE DONE” in my 20s, or “things I wish I had known in my 20s.” In comparison, articles about 30s take more of a “lessons I learned in my 30s” tone. The difference is that it feels most people regret some of their 20s and wished they had been more mature financially, within relationships, and with the creation and formation of healthy habits. Whereas reflections on 30s seems more about lessons finally learner
But for me, I don’t have a lot of regret for my 20s. Until recently, I have been extremely dialed in my third decade on this planet, maintaining order in my finances, productivity, learning, development of community, early wake ups, routines, and health and fitness.
But there are SO many places in my life that I still have loads to learn. What does it mean to be devotional? What is compounding power of disciplined and long-term attention to any one topic? What is a long term relationship and how do I do one? What does it mean to love unconditionally?
I’m excited to embrace the cleansing of one decade down, another to go. Meanwhile, I want to celebrate the things I consider personal achievements in the last 10 years:
It’s funny, I look at this list and am met with two feelings that are seemingly n opposition: Feeling like I haven’t done enough, and feeling like I’ve done a lot!
But am I doing the right things?
IN MY THIRTIES…
In my 30s I’m in interested in focusing on longterm commitments including eduction, career, relationships, and where I live. A focus on depth, to build on my breadth.
In five years, I hope to be an influencer in my marketing field, know how to ice and mixed climb, and go to Patagonia to climb fitz roy.