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Last week I was having brunch with my friend Megan when I suddenly threw my hands into the air dramatically and moaned "How the hell did I get to be almost 39?" Megan, who is not anywhere near being 39, asked me if I was having a mid-life crisis. I thought about, laughed, and promised her I was not. (Although a few minutes later when I told her I wanted a sporty little Vespa, I think she had doubts of my authenticity.)
The truth is I love getting older. Every year is a chance to renew, refresh, and improve my life, my world, and the relationships I have with friends and family. My drama comes less with the idea of my age, and more about the question of "How is one supposed to feel at the age of 39?" Since my birthday was yesterday I can now give you the wisdom of one who has experienced being 39 for one whole day...Hang on to your hats peeps, this might get profound...
I've been sharing my journey on social media as I embark on a new adventure...preparing for yoga teacher training. And overwhelmingly, I've had so much positive feedback and love from friends, strangers, fellow yogis, and adventure-seekers. My heart is full, I'm feeling so much gratitude.
But occasionally, the odd snarky comment creeps in...usually it is made verbally to me (I think because then there is no "proof" of having been negative). However even those comments aren't as bothersome...because they have no power over me or my life...and they certainly aren't as difficult to deal with as the ones in my head...
Yes, that's right my peeps...even I, your optimistic wanderer, have my own doubts and fears, moments of depression, and negative thoughts. So instead of hiding those things, I'd like to share the actual conversations I have with myself when fear creeps in, in the hopes that my experiences will encourage you on your own brave new journey...
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