So, I’ve only been 30 for about a month and I already feel as if I’m failing at it. Now, I haven’t lost sight of my goals, however this train to success seems to be moving a lot slower than I’d hoped.
I am currently in the process of trying to relocate. I know, if you know me personally you are saying that I’ve been saying that for years. Shut up…this isn’t about you.
Filling out job applications and trying to wait patiently for a reply is not sitting well with my spirit.
I am a very random person. I wanted to cut my hair.
And that was the moment I knew something wasn’t right. I’ve been #TeamNoHeat and #TeamNoDye since November in attempts to get my curls to bra strap length. So when the overwhelming feeling to get my hair cut came over me a few days ago, I knew I needed some divine intervention. When I have felt stuck or stalled in the past, I’ve always gone to my hair for release.
The 30’s life crisis is real. No, really. I looked it up. Not to be confused with the mid-life crisis where you’ve been at the same job over 20 years and just realized it sucks or you’re unhappy in your marriage and by a motorcycle to overcompensate for your failing health. A 30’s life crisis is more like, “oh snap…I really need to have my life together now because I’m 30.”
I want to say my plans are solid, but compared to some of my closest friends, I’m behind on paper. No husband. No children. No solid career. Two budding businesses that have high potential yet currently stress me to no end. This is fun.
Your crisis may not look like mine. Here are some signs you could be suffering in silence.
Desire to run away
Sudden interest in new things
Unexplained periods of depression
Looking into the mirror and being unrecognizable to yourself
Extreme changes in your diet
Extreme physical changes
I’m sure we could add a little or a lot to this list, but you get the picture. The question now is what are we going to do about it? No point in sitting and crying in the car. Here’s a pretty common list of productive things to do to combat the age blues.
A new look
Although I am not going near the scissors, that may be the move for you. Always wanted a pixie cut? Get it! Stop being scared to try new things with your look. Try on a shade of lipstick you always thought was too bold for you. Find some styles on Pinterest or mimic your favorite celeb and create a new look for yourself? Try a different nail color! (you’d be surprised at how many people have been wearing the same color for years.) Be brave. Best part about this is, it can be fixed. Haircut doesn’t come out right? They do amazing things with wigs and weaves nowadays.
A new diet
This is probably one of the most productive, or can be. I stopped eating a lot of heavy foods and meats, but I haven’t fully committed to a new lifestyle. There are so many new ways of living and the internet has made it super easy for us. Pinterest is full of recipes for vegans, pescatarians, and vegetarians. Even if only for a few weeks, try one out and see if it helps offer a life-changing experience.
A new hobby
Read a book, read a book…okay, I won’t finish that quote but you get the point. Find a cause to get into in your community. Join an organization or a book club. Take up a class at your local gym. There are so many options and so many ways to start new things. We have to stop being afraid of not being good at them. Why not try it before you decide? We often get caught up in societal views of what we should do, but you must break free of that and try it for yourself. Spin class. Sewing. Painting. Swimming. Yoga. So many options. Try one. Try them all. Just do something new!
What are a few things you’d like to try? I’ll let you in on the ones I chose in a few weeks. 😀