Hello, 32. You’re Beautiful and I’m Ready. (Birthday Post)

LOVE AND OLIVES

When I turned thirty, I posed for a picture holding a cardboard sign with the words “goodbye twenties” sprawled across it with a black sharpie. My friend said to me at the time: You’re going to love your thirties. You know who you are, what you want, and how to make it happen.

Boy was she right.
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I made big changes to my life before this picture was taken. I said goodbye to relationships that brought me down. I focused my heart on the positive ones. I paid more attention to myself. I started working out again. I began to eat better. I smiled more.

I stopped sitting on the sidelines and letting opportunities pass by, grasping only at the straws of missed memories. I danced my heart out at a Bon Jovi concert. I booked a vacation. I fell in love.
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In my thirties, I embrace more of life’s wonders with each passing day, which are…

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