The new year just started and I am ready to start some new thinking. Of course I will do this out loud! After all it’s Thursday and lovely Amanda graciously gives us the opportunity to share our brain gibberish today.
This January feels a lot different than most Januarys feel to me. Usually I embrace the fresh start and see it as an opportunity to revise my goals and start over. This year I do not! Maybe because I don’t feel an ending by now. With facing the big 3-0 in less than 2 month I have a still mind-boggling ending lined up in the near future. I am still trying to make my peace with this number as it’s not more than a number. At this point Amanda nailed it for me with her feelings about turning 30.
I think 30 is such a random age for evaluating your life but sadly I still do. Career-wise I am happy. I have a fabulous relationship. I am healthy and happy. I don’t have kids. I haven’t travelled the world. I haven’t finished my PhD, I haven’t made a trip with the space shuttle and I haven’t cured cancer either.
The point is that it’s ONLY 30 and you can’t have it all at this age. And when I look around, honesty, who has it all? One of my friends is a mommy of two but she hasn’t graduated from college yet. And it’s okay. One of my friends has a fabulous career but totally lacks of a social life as she’s working her ass off. This is okay, too. A third friend just bought a house and is also expecting her first child in April but she’s still trying to find a job in the field she qualified for. Totally okay! Why not for myself, too? So see – we’re all the same age and EVERYONE has a box on his/her list, he/she hasn’t ticked yet. Let’s all focus on the YET part please!
30 before 30
8. Completing my “The three Investigators” Collection 9. Get a wand 10. Go on a Linkin Park Concert 21. Bind an Advent wreath with my Mum 23. Dress up as a Bond Girl 24. Getting to know James Bond 27. Afternoon tea in London
And I am in the course of doing more at the moment. Though we decided against signing up for another half. We both just don’t feel like “just running” at the moment. But we would be up for a nice mud run sometime this year. Sounds way more appealing. Maybe that’s a grown-up thing – letting go of things you once wanted but don’t fit you anymore without regret. I feel so mature 😉
At the moment I am also right into my yearly detox. Another Lady here nailed my feeling about this. At least my thought this year as in the past I’ve done some crazy things! But not this year. My personal approach on detoxing is neither to chuck a minimal amount of green juices and starve in the name of health nor do I follow a crazy one-fits-it-all approach of a questionable health guru from the internet.
Nowadays I just make sure to eat a lot of freshly cooked wholesome food, cut out the things my body doesn’t tolerate and make sure to leave the last year’s stress behind. Easier said then done but at least I try.
Oh yeah and alcohol. I don’t drink alcohol in January. December always is crazy on that front and I want to give my body the opportunity to breathe a bit. The only real detox I do this year is the abstinence of New Year’s resolutions. I just don’t feel it! It feels silly, unnatural. I am okay as I am with myself at the moment. No need to make major changes <3
With this being said I am closing for today trying to get rid of the flu and go on with my chosen life. Great things are to come – I feel it – hopefully they come with a burger or some cake 😉