A lot of my friends are turning 30 in quarantine. For most of us, it’s not the birthday we imagined (I’m living with my mom and working with my dad.) But good health and time spent with family are blessings. American writer Hossea Balleau said, “All our possessions are as nothing compared to our health, strength and a clear conscience.” That’s never been more true than now.
Turning 30 has me reflecting, as I see entering a new decade as an opportunity to make sure I’m becoming the person I want to be. I like this quote,
“A good litmus test if you’ve grown in life is to ask yourself: Are you vaguely embarrassed by who you were five years ago? If the answer is yes, that’s good because it means you’ve learned a lot since then.”
My answer is yes for 25, but some habits that were crucial to my growth these past five years have slipped away. I’m reclaiming them now. Consistency matters; it’s a lesson I keep having to relearn.
Turning 30, I still feel so young, with so much to learn and do. I hope I get the chance, and create memories with family and friends, many of who also are turning 30 and celebrating birthdays in quarantine.