I know we’re a little early, as the birthday is just over a week away still, but I thought it would be a good time to reflect. While I am excited for the upcoming birthday*, I’m also feeling a bit “meh” about it.
I had high expectations for my 35th year that just didn’t pan out. Okay, I didn’t have any specific expectations, but I was hoping a new kind of awesome would happen or something. It’s hard to place my finger on why I feel let down by 35, especially when I lay out what I accomplished during the year.
What did I achieve in the past 365 days?
Went on a pretty awesome vacation roadtrip with the family, during which I saw a lot of places I hadn’t before (like Cadillac Ranch),
got to visit Sedona for the first time (I loved it so much that I want to go back and spend more time there), (related: Can you believe the sky in this picture?! SO BLUE!!)
and got to visit with the family in Phoenix.
Got back on track with the whole “get healthy” thing, at least I’m making good progress in that direction. (there are no pictures that go with this. YET.)
So, in reality, I should not be disappointed in my 35th year because I did SO VERY MUCH. I accomplished a lot of the things I set out to do (even when I thought I might be crazy for trying them – like walking that 10k) and had some fun along the way. Let’s hope the next year will be even better.
*Mostly because it’s an excuse to eat all the things I haven’t had in a while. I’m going off plan for the birthday weekend, y’all. (Not too crazy, but one meal a day will be whatever I want. I will deal with the repercussions of that afterwards. Besides, I have a 5k in September to train for.)