So it officially happened. I hit the dreaded 3.0. and I must say, it wasn’t as terrible as I anticipated. I only cried twice. One of which was because I was so overwhelmed by love and gratitude; so I am calling that a win. I have been writing about trying to keep myself healthy in mind, body and spirit and I filled my day with things that could help with that. I went on a hike in the morning with my friends, got a mani/pedi (mandatory for birthdays and special occasions), finally went to the LACMA (see I am getting cultural), and then got taken to a beautiful dinner at a Top Chef restaurant. This one day would have been great enough, but in true Suzanne fashion, I had a packed weekend as well!
That is something I realized about myself. I don’t do grey very well (you don’t have to worry about my 50 shades any time soon). I got from zero to 100 in a matter of moments then don’t slow down. In a few short days, I finished the first section of my real estate school, had the first meetings for a reality show I am creating, shot a short film, zip lined, had two more birthday celebrations, went to a volunteer orientation for a new charity I want to work with, hit the gym, cleaned, grocery shopped, and celebrated another friend who turned thirty as well. Now, I want a nap.
Now that I’m thirty – wow that’s still hard to say, I want to learn how to balance my life. I love being busy, it’s good for me, but when I pack so much in I get a little overwhelmed and want to take a huge break and do nothing for awhile. Unfortunately, this is life and you don’t get any timeouts. I think that is what 30 will be for me, finding grey. The all or nothing approach isn’t sustainable for a happy and balanced life. And that’s really the goal isn’t it?