You know about those times your brain just takes over and doesn’t let you acknowledge any other thought? Well, it happened once I hit that 3rd decade. I felt as if I had no control over it. My mind wanted a plan. It wanted to understand it’s future as soon as possible.
The first big part of the thoughts were having someone to talk to. No, I don’t mean that there are other voices in my head, but finding someone that really fits the description of who I want to spend time with, a very long time. Friendships definitely help with keeping my brain busy. They allow me to keep my brain happy. Some of my best friends are the reason I’m okay being alone for now. Couldn’t ask for any better people to live this life with.
Another part that my mind wandered off to, was children. When will I have one? Am I ready? Will whomever I meet be the right person for me? See that first thought of trying to meet someone stalled this thought. Probably why it took a while to reboot and get off thinking about those first two.
One of the biggest thoughts I had was about being happy. Can I continue to travel, and work for good companies? Or keep up with my favorite hobbies and spend time with my friends. I can tell you this, I consider myself happier than I was a year ago. And I strive to keep that level of happiness up.
Being 30 is really no different than turning 20 or 25. Even older like 35. It’s just a variable. It’s a countdown to something scary, but it’s also a motivator to get off your ass and do something. 30 is great so far. And to be honest, I’m curious how 31 will turn out to be!