I celebrated my 30th year of life this past weekend, and looking back on my 20’s I have SO MANY thoughts, so I figured I’d share them with you all! It’s amazing how much we grow and learn over the years. I’m so different than the person I was in my early twenties, and yet not all that different. I’m still driven and fearlessly confident in myself and my abilities and yet somehow I’m more relaxed, less stressed, less worried. In my twenties, I put myself through college while working full time, I’ve gotten married, built a home, struggled with infertility and walked through hard seasons of loss. But I’ve also grown.
Even in the hard seasons, I found so much value, so much thankfulness in God. It’s sometimes hard to see when you’re in the thick of it, but no rainstorm lasts forever. And coming out on the other side I have a peacefulness, a trust, a strengthened marriage, and a relationship with God that is better than ever. I am blessed with two sweet boys. That experience gave me the courage to design the life I want. I realized we aren’t in control of many things, but things like my happiness and how I spend my days are 100% up to me.
I started The Virtual Assistant Studio that now employs seven other amazing women and is growing each month. Each day, I get to work alongside clients that are kind and smart and inspiring. I get to show up as the mom and the wife that I want to be. And while I still have a lot of big dreams, I’m pretty happy with where I am today!
Today, I share 30 Things I learned in my 20’s. I’m very excited about what my 30s has in store and what this new decade will bring!