29 & Feelin’ Fine!

Today I’m 29. I hadn’t quite thought about how big of a birthday 29 is until I sat down to write this post. Everyone always thinks 30 is the big one but it’s almost like you’ve got your whole 29th year to prepare for 30 so you’re totally ready to take on your new decade. But 29 is your last year your 20s! The closing of a very important decade of your life! I almost feel like you grow, change and learn the most in your 20’s so it’s pretty sad to see it go!

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E. E. Cummings

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“Your 20s are your selfish years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.”

I’ve loved my 20’s. I feel like I’ve taken crazy risks, put myself totally out there, I’ve learned so much about myself and I’m more comfortable with myself than I’ve ever been. But does this mean I have to grow up this year? And start being a responsible 30 year old next year?

No, right? No’s the answer?


No’s the answer. Ok, glad we got that cleared up.

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So now that I know I don’t have to grow up, I still feel just a little overwhelmed as I start my final year of my 20s. I feel like I still have so much I want to do before I’m 30! Should I make a 30 before 30 list?! 30 things I want to do before I turn 30? Should I read that book, “30 Things Every Woman Should Have And Know By The Time She’s 30“? I feel so overwhelmed! There’s so much to do this year!

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All jokes aside, I do feel like I should make the absolute most of this final year in my 20s. Maybe plan a crazy, unique, fun trip? Do something I’ve never done before? Or maybe just try to live my best days every day. No matter what I’m sure I’ll find great ways to celebrate the ending of a pretty awesome decade and I’ll be sure to share the fun here!

“The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest is being happy with what you find.”

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So here we go! Another 365 days left in my 20s, let’s make it good!

“Don’t grow up, it’s a trap!” -Peter Pan