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Thirty Five

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I turned 35 this year in Thailand.  35 for a lot of people is a scary number; it signals a lot of biological clocks ticking and future husbands to search for.  Sure, being single and traveling the world at 35 was not in my plans but I’ve never been one to play by the rules.  I realized last year that my ultimate goal in writing this blog is to inspire people to follow their dreams; no matter what their age and place in life.  I’m here to create beautiful and inspiring content that connects people with common passions like travel, food, discovering new things, and taking a chance on yourself.

I’ve never subscribed to following what everyone else was doing; hence why I don’t have a husband and kids in the burbs.  It’s wonderful that people find their soulmate and follow that path but what about the rest of us who don’t?  I love this quote that I found 2 years ago, “trust the timing of your life.”  I’m a firm believer that everyone has a timeline that they are not in control of.  Well, let me be more specific.  I believe that you have to be in control of your own destiny in terms of “finding yourself,” educating yourself and being financially independent.  The other wonderful things in life that come your way like a soulmate is really about timing.

I believe that everything falls into place once you’ve found your calling in life and are a whole person.  I also think positivity goes a long way.  Ever heard the expression, you get more bees with honey?  I refuse to let anyone (including close friends and family) to dictate how I live my life.  I will not succumb to societal pressures and choose things out of fear.  I’m staying true to myself and not everyone is comfortable with that.  Not everyone gets me.  I’ve lost friends and relationships because of this.  As the eternal optimist that I am, I believe the right people will come into your life when you are true to yourself.

So this is me at 35…I’m an independent woman, daughter, sister, best friend, wanderer, and I believe in love, falling hard in love, peace, positivity, dreaming, gratitude and having faith.  I’m also flawed, vulnerable, sensitive but empathetic.  I love my body and all the things that it allows me to do with my life even with all of its imperfections.  I love that I’m exactly where I should be with all of the falls in life, heart aches, missteps, break ups and closed doors because they were all a part of the process.  Getting older is a beautiful gift because you go through shit and you have all these experiences under your belt.  Everything I’ve experienced both good and bad were meant to happen to propel me to the next step.  Anyway…these were my thoughts during a boat ride in Thailand and I wanted to share.