In exactly 3 weeks I leave the 2o’s behind; 3 weeks to 30 years old. I’m trying to think of something exciting or reflective or adventurous to say about it, but really I don’t know how I feel.
Normally I’m overly excited about my birthday. It’s also the first day of summer and the solstice – an all around cool day. This year…. have I done enough with my pivotal 20’s decade? What do I truly want to accomplish in my 30’s (feeling my “life plan” alter in recent months)? Do I like who I’ve become and who do I want to be? And selfishly, what if this birthday passes with little fanfare when it feels like a big milestone to me?
I have 3 weeks left to process. It’s going to be great! May was a good one too.
I’ve stayed fairly consistent with my morning strength training and workday workout breaks. Remember how I said it’s freezing in the office? It doesn’t getting better as our outside temps hit 90. My coworker and I eat lunch outside almost every day just to thaw out. Then she suggested we cut lunch short by 10 minutes for a quick workout. We’ve done it almost every day! Gotta say it’s a great way to beat the normal grogginess after lunch.
Looking forward, this weekend I decided to run a 10-mile trail race in July with a couple friends!
May was really busy! In a great way. We had plenty of lunch or dinner plans with friends. One of my DC favorites and myself participated in the annual “yoga on the mall” (it was actually pretty miserable – really long, really hot and the sprinklers came on every 20 minutes or so). Also, if you like craft beers, this friend Cassie has a beautiful Instagram feed; show her some IG love! I took this photo:
Finally, we took an extended Memorial Day weekend to visit my in-law’s. We always try to go back this weekend since its just a few days before Jon’s birthday. My brother/our housemate came with us, too, and his birthday is the day before Jon’s. Then my fabulous mother-in-law, Jon’s aunt and my sis-in-law took me out for a 30’th celebration at an adorable tea shop for lunch, followed by a jewelry shop where you make your own pieces. It was so fun and special!
Favorites from Instagram:
Most of May was on point. Then Memorial Day happened. My meals were great – we did some serious grilling two days in a row complete with tons of veggies. But the deserts… oh the sweets are always my downfall. 🙂 I did a light detox for three days after and feel back to normal.
Also, I’ve experimented with intermittent fasting for a month now. Lots of reading, varying the protocol and generally testing how I feel about it. For the most part I give it a thumbs up. A detailed post of my feedback is coming soon.
Right now is the busiest part of my work year,
so thanks for sticking with me!