“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”
― Mark Twain
Age is just a number. That is what we try and tell ourselves. I turned 30 the other day. I sent my second book of to the publishers the other day. I should get a response soon from them to know if they want to publish it or not. I have two interviews lined up two. I sense great things are on the horizon. And that life is picking up. The older I get, the wiser I become, and the more relaxed I become about all that life entails for me.
I used to look at my twenties and think of all that I did not achieve. I used to think that I was a failure. Now my mindset is different. Now I look at my thirties and think of all that I can achieve, and all that I have achieved already in the time that I have lived. I notice that I laugh more. That I smile more. Is it something to do with age? Something to do with relaxing more, and going with the flow?
God is good. God has been good to me. I have been tremendously blessed by Him over the last years. I just didn’t know until I stopped and took time to stand still and to reflect. I am just so thankful that I am alive and well and that I am able to share with people my journeys. There are so many exciting things happening in my life that the word for me at the moment is wait. You know how hard that is for me?! I am not good at this waiting. But I am learning to wait and learning to trust on God. Learning to be patient too. But I sense that lots of exciting things will happen in my thirties and I hope that I will be able to blog about them from time to time.
Now it’s just to focus on the two interviews up ahead of me and here is to hoping that I will get one of my dream jobs. I know hat God will make a way where there seems to be no way. He is a miracle worker. He is a way-maker. A promise-keeper. He knows the song of my heart and He will guide me every step of the way.
My goals for the thirties – well.. that remains to be seen… but definitely publish another book or two, become a qualified counsellor, get married, have a family… and go with the flow. So, here is a toast to another good ten years. And a goodbye to a bygone decade.