Most importantly, I realized the lack of limitation in my own strength. I frequently test it and I am constantly motivated by my goals being smashed and new ones being formed. I can have patience and be kind even in tough scenarios. I can also be unwavering and unapologetic standing up for what I believe in. I can comfortably take control or I can see the beauty in not having it. I can keep my mind open to learn and in turn, be useful to causes and purposes bigger than myself. I can be wrong and I can be sad. I can recognize more of the things I don't want in my life. I can be alone or in very large groups. I can climb mountains and swim in the oceans. I can tumble over handle bars and smack face first into water at high speeds. I can sorta skate ski and I can sorta ride a bike. I can see all the change happening in the world and I can be inspired to be a part of it.
I can choose to ignore my birthdays and treat them like any other day but I choose to take a day (realistically more like a week/ the whole month of July) to revel in the beauty of my existence. Appreciate outwardly, all the gifts I've been given and the experiences I'm lucky enough to stay alive and have. To take advantage of an excuse to get my loved ones together to celebrate life and dance with me! I'm going to be in a hip hop dance group...
My 30's would have a hard act to follow if I planned to forget all of this. Here's to at least 71 more years of a LIFE filled with lessons and adventures, triumphs and mistakes, love and loss, old friends and new. Here's to this very moment that I'm lucky enough to have and share with you!
Missy at 30.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. -Stanislaw