Birthday thoughts: Turning 31

Well the last two birthday posts were easy… turning 29 on the 29th and turning 30. Where as the 29 and 30 felt more like an accomplishment of my 20s the 31 now feels like a challenge: better make the best of your 30s.

On the one hand I don’t want the years to pass as I know I need to live every day to the fullest and I don’t always do.

I am a quite good in putting pressure on myself and telling me I need to run harder, I need to work more, I need to accomplish more, the day isn’t over yet so I could still do something, I need to be the perfect business woman, the perfect housewife (though I am not a wife..), the perfect boss, the perfect friend, the perfect daughter, the perfect aunt, the perfect sister,  the perfect lover, I need to have my house clean, cook only great food and above all moving miracles behind my desk each and every day.

On the other hand I  am so excited what the next decade will hold for me.

Looking back my 20s weren’t that bad: I finished my studies, I worked in the corporate world to see it wasn’t made for me, I moved 7 times, I lived in 4 different countries, I made some dreams become true as living in Paris, starting my own company and working as a photographer, I grew up together with my love by my side (yes I cannot write I found him as he found me when I was a teenager), I left the continent several times to travel, I became an aunt and next to those dark times that were there too that I wont mention on my birthday I was a pretty happy girl.

So what will this decade bring for me? I don’t know. I just know that I am so excited to see it, to live it and to experience it that I might just start today, without any pressure. Just living the moment. With that said I wish you all a lovely Wednesday July the 29th of 2015 – my 31st birthday.


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