Am I too old to blog? I turned 32 last week, and there’s nothing like a birthday (especially past 30) to make you get all introspective and reflective. We call birthdays our personal new year, and it’s fitting. They make you stop and look back at the year that was and wonder what’s coming up next. It’s a time to make goals and plans for the coming year. And for me, it’s also a time to wonder what the hell I’m doing with my life.
In the days leading up to my birthday I felt kind of anxious and more than a little down about my birthday. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I have a great life and I’m thankful for it, most of all my family. But I’d be lying if I said that my life is living up to all my expectations.
More and more of my friends are getting married and having kids, and here I am obsessing about the latest highlighter and stockpiling foundations. But don’t get it twisted, I will always obsess over a good highlighter – so my future husband and kids are just gonna have to deal with that.
But seriously, sometimes I wonder if I should be spending my free time on a more lofty cause. Like, should I be trying to cure cancer instead of going on and on about the latest shiny, sparkly thing that’s on my vanity? With all the craziness that’s going on in the world, am I focused on the wrong thing? Am I too old to blog? Should I be doing something else with my time?
I’m so very proud of this little blog, how it’s grown and how much I’ve learned in the process. I love love love that I’ve connected to so many fellow beauty enthusiasts. I cherish that I’ve found a creative outlet and a much needed hobby (and maybe even future career).
Nonetheless, I can’t help but compare myself to some of the mega bloggers that got their start years before me. Then, next thing you know, I’m feeling like I’m playing catch up to a 24 year old. Not cool. But when I get caught up committing the cardinal
blogging sin of comparing myself to strangers on the Internet, I remember that we each have our own paths and journeys and I’m actually doing alright.
As I start my 32nd year, I have a new job that I actually like and am making strides towards achieving some of my biggest goals (more on that to come in 2017!). I also have some awesome readers whose constant support and encouragement mean the world to me.
So, looks like this was a long and rambling way to say thanks for hanging with your girl. We gon be alright.
P.S. Now that we’re just about a month away from 2017, time to start working on those vision boards and resolutions. Let me know in the comments what your goals are for 2017!