The Magical 30th Birthday Fairy
PLUS An Epic Dance Party Set
(It starts with a cocktail hour and builds up to the dance party that officially begins right around 1:21)During the week between my actual birthday and the dance party bash, though, a foundational shift began to occur somewhere in my soul that I have yet to explain or pinpoint.Since I turned 30 a year ago, my typical insecurities, most of my common fears, and loads of my past guilts have simply, well, melted away. It's like a magical 30th Birthday Fairy started coming into my soul every night, flicking on some fluorescent lights, scrubbing down the walls of my heart, loosening the strings of insecurity that had been tying me up, grabbing a dusty pile of baggage out of a dark corner of my life, and strolling away with it all stacked up on her little fairy luggage cart.And that was that.There was no particular reason for this change to occur, except that I turned 30. And now, so many old cares and worries and fears simply don't matter to me anymore. I spent my twenties working through loads of baggage and figuring myself out, and it was a difficult, strenuous, painful journey of self-discovery that was extremely important.But now, I feel as though I have inexplicably been given permission to (as Elizabeth Gilbert puts it) 'have agency over joy' in my life. Basically, I have freedom.I just don't care about the things that I used to like what other people think of me or looking less than perfect. I just don't have time for that anymore. There's just too much important work to do...My thirties are now defined by moving forward with this new self that is actually my true self - unhindered and free.It's not that I don't care about anything anymore. In fact, as I celebrate my 31st birthday today, I care even more deeply about the things that matter in my life.It's not that I don't have ambition, because my goals have become even more clear in the past year.It's not that I have nothing left to lose.It's that I have nothing left to be.Hugs, Erin
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