I became 30 two months ago and as much as I deny the fact that I look like 30 yrs old, I must admit that I am aware of my age. Physically I can notice small changes like:
- Need 8 hours sleep instead of 5-6
- Staying up late one night means dizzy head the following day
- A hectic week guarantees an exhausted body
Mentally I noticed big changes
When I was 20
- I was afraid of future
- I was afraid of not being able to meet my families’ expectations
- I was afraid to disappoint them if I don’t do what they think it’s the best for me (although luckily my parents never explicitly told me what to do!)
- I was afraid that I’d never find someone who loves me the true me
- I was afraid to lose friends or not be able to make new ones
- I was afraid of meeting new people
- I was afraid that I’d never know what makes me happy
At age of 30
- I learned to appreciate little things in life
- I learned to value families and friends more than anything
- I learned that life is meant to be lived by myself and not to please others
- I learned to distinguish others opinions and take only the part the serves me and not feel sorry about the rest.
- I learned that there is no set meaning of life, there is nothing that can be defined, or written. It’s a matter of sculpting your very own definition.
And the most important thing is I learned what matters to me the most and how to be happy! 🙂
Severals things contributed to this journal of finding my own path:
- Be positive no matter how many negative things happen. Things happen for a reason and one day they’ll be revealed
- Be open minded. Accept new things even when they are uncertain or when they are not our comfort zone.
- Be considerate with others. Think in their shoes and respect their decisions even they are against you.
- Be generous. Giving without asking for returns really makes one happy.
- Take time to think and evaluate events and people. Take a walk and communicate with yourself.
- Keeps the magic of wonder! Why most babies are happy? Because they look the world with wonder all the time! 🙂
Q: What have you learned in the last ten years?