I took a lot of time to process these truths. I wrote down all of the sources of the pain I experienced in my twenties and that journey into the past revealed so much to me. It was no wonder I awoke at thirty, lost and unhappy with my life! There was an empowerment that came with the courage to get honest with myself and heal my defenses. I felt set free to choose how I was going to move forward and I finally turned the page. I emerged full of faith, not only in myself but in everything I could accomplish with my life. A new-found confidence guided my work, and for the first time, I watched as my dreams moved toward reality.
You can find happiness by having a clear understanding of your past. Feeling the pain will set you free. You will rise again with the wisdom that will pave your journey of self-realization and give you the confidence you need to make your dreams come true.
Today, I am still exploring life in my thirties, managing my fears by staying strong in faith. It still affects me to think back on this three-year journey. Though I know the lessons are far from over, I will never forget the “feeling thirty” force that motivated me to grow in the first place. Realizing the challenges ahead, I question what is next for me. This a familiar thought that grounds me in faith. So I must remember, “This is my journey, and it is just beginning.”
I share this story with you now because I am on the way to my younger sister’s thirtieth birthday party. My story is her gift. I also made a box, which inside she will find five cards. They are meant to guide her, as today, she is “feeling thirty.”
At the same time, these cards are my gift to you; for everyone going through a change or searching for happiness. Print them or share them with the people you love. 🙂
For my sister on her 30th birthday.
“Our walks may be very different but by watching you live, I can see even more, the person I hope to become. You are beautiful and full of light. Hold on to this moment, full of faith. And know how much I love you.”