4 months down, 4 months to go until 30

2016's start was tumultuous. The winds of change came in hard and knocked me down in all kinds of ways and took me on many twists and turns that I didn't anticipate. But really, when do we ever know for sure? In an attempt to answer that question, I listened to Oprah's "What I Know For Sure" in audio book form. That definitely sped the healing along and got me back on my feet. And yes, I did start to collect bits and pieces of what I know for sure.

There were many lessons learned and many that I'm still in the process of learning. My greatest challenge at the moment is being IN the moment. Though its a simple idea and I've heard it numerous times, I found myself being lost in the moment rather than being present to it. So, as my life as I knew it was falling apart all around me,  I left the country for about a month and gained some clarity, much needed relaxation and faced some truths. 

It's been a crazy first four months and now only four more months remain until 30. While most people my age don't look forward to getting older, I've been looking forward to my 30's. I feel like 20's are the fuck-shit-up-and-thats-okay years. I explored, got my hardcore partying out of my system, found some fantastic life friends and chosen family and tried out different career paths. In this time I've also developed and fostered an amazing support system and am grateful to know that if shit ever hit the fan really hard, there are people in my life who would drop whatever they were doing to be there for me. I feel like there are people that search for that all their lives and here I am at 29 with more people I can count on than I have fingers and toes to count them with. That, I do know for sure. #blessed

And according to all the seniors, elders, and mentors in my life, 30 is just the beginning. 

Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.
— Semisonic