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hello, 29
October 15th, 2013     |    Life

Hello29Today I turn 29 years old.

The last year of “my 20s” (whatever that’s supposed to mean). So far it feels like a kinda surreal.

When I think about being 29 I can’t help but reflect on the years since I graduated and moved to Chicago.

The years almost seem like a dream. I am definitely not the same woman I was when I moved into that tiny studio apartment. I am healthier. More beautiful. More disciplined. More service-oriented. More intentional.

I say this not to be cocky, but to show we all have the ability to grow and evolve in awesome ways. Our birthdays just happen to be a great time to celebrate our progress.

All of which I have gained through the implementation of slight edge habits and implementing habits 1, 2, 3, (and now) 7 from my favorite book.

With this in mind, I can’t wait to see what this next year has in store… and what I’ll be like 10 years from now.

This decade has shown me the transformational power of the phrase “you are what you read [and do].”

Which means aging is not something to be feared, it is something to be used to the best of our ability.

 

  • Oh I love that movie! The Greg Kinnear character…yup I could see him saying (or writing) that.

  • Alexis

    Happy Birthday to you (belated)!

  • chantelle

    Happy birthday darling!

  • Thanks, Melissa! Cheers to you as well!

  • Happy birthday, Maureen! We are kindred spirits indeed! I hope your bday was awesome! Enjoy 28. : )

  • Thanks, Alexis!!!

  • Thank you so much, Chantelle!

  • Happy (belated) birthday! You’re such an inspiration to me. Much love and happiness to you, Jess! *hugs*

  • Georgie

    Happy birthday Jess! I hope you enjoyed it and feel proud when reflecting back on your 20s. I just turned 31 this weekend… and remember, 32 is the new 30. Until I get to 32 of course 😉

  • Aw, thank you, Sage! Bravo again for your post. It really did strike a chord. I have a feeling somehow that is a positive and important turning point for you of some kind…

  • Lol! So cute! Have you seen this Ted Talk? http://www.ted.com/talks/meg_jay_why_30_is_not_the_new_20.html

  • Thanks, Jillian!

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