30 is the New 20
Dear wonderful me,
My 30th birthday today and have reached my third decade on Earth and that’s a scary thought. Help me usher the first day of a new decade in my life….Happy Birthday to me. My first question to me is you happy? Do you look back on the last 30 years of your life and think that you’re proud of who you are and what you’ve become? Is everything how you want it to be, and do you go to bed every night content with how you spent the 86,400 seconds given to you that day? These questions are rhetorical hope u didn’t expect answers from me.
Today I take this opportunity and look back at the last 10 years and reminisce about all the work done, goals met, friends made, friends lost, places travelled, things learnt and every decision, every turning point and every step was taken that has brought me to this very spot with the next rung on the ladder.
First of all, I have come to terms that one should actually change his/her career at 30 and it is not a bad thing either because change is a good thing and its the only thing that should be constant.
In my twenties I held on to a job, that person like it was the Holy Grail and the idea of anything different was unfathomable. But I finally accepted change and took the leap. And here I am happier and more fulfilled than ever since I learned to keep the right people and thoughts. Its true I have gone through the motions from being a gullible teenager transiting from school to university life and clumsily waded through the slew of heartbreaks, deception, losses, disappointments and hardships and finally crossed over to the 20s that have seen, me somewhat more confident.Yes, time passes us by faster than the blink of an eye but am wiser, stronger and determined and will try new things.
As I progressed up the 20s ladder, I have learnt how to and how not to deal with people – people at home, at work, at social gatherings, friends, those who pretend to be friends and so on. I learnt to say no and that it is ok to disappoint people, although the guilt is something I have to bear, the most important thing is I have now learnt that I can hold my own and have my own opinions to voice. One thing have learned to love and I love my family so much, friends, workmates and schoolmates but the love of my life is my baby girl Kimberly Wanzila. I will live many more years for us.
Let me have fun! 30 is the new 20!