According to my birth certificate I am turning 30 even though part of me still feels like I am 21. To be honest, I feel like my 20s were as enjoyable as they were hard. Like many, my 20s were a continuous journey of self discovery as I slowly found myself swamped in the mundane tasks of adulthood. In my 20s, I finished my undergraduate degree, met the love of my life, got engaged and then married. In my 20s, I earned my masters degree, jumped around from job to job, traveled and endured a concussion injury. In my 20s I made new friendships, lost loved ones and nourished existing friendships.
In my 20s, I endured a pandemic, became pregnant and learned to navigate this new world while carrying my unborn baby. In my 20s, I became a mother to the most beautiful boy. In my 20s I launched my blog and social platforms. In my 20s I took risks. In my 20s, I read more. In my 20s I got sick with COVID (that’s a story for another day). But through it all, one thing stayed consistent and that’s God’s love. He kept me afloat. He remained faithful when I wasn’t. He guarded me. He sheltered me. He carved the tunnels that lead me to who I am today.
I’ve heard people say that life really begins in your 30s and I hope that’s true! I’ll definitely keep you posted. So here are 30 valuable lessons I learned before turning 30: