Happy New Year! A fresh start. A cozy progression into what will surely be a busy year. A season to reassess and make plans for the year ahead. For us, this is a season of unknown. Where are we going to live? Where is Austin going to work? Are we staying in North Carolina? I have no answer to any of these questions and truthfully that gives me anxiety. I’m a planner and I’m at a stage where I can’t make any plans. I’m trying to stay in the present and enjoy the present, even knowing it’s temporary. This too shall pass. I’m turning 30 this month and that is sort of a wake up call to reexamine everything you did in your 20s and how that lined up with your goals. in some ways, I have exceed a lot of my professional and personal goals that 20 year old Abby ever imagined. And while I’m proud of that, I’ve added two new aspirations for every milestone reached so far. I think most, if not every, 30 year old feels like they’ve let their younger self down in some way. We’ve settled or didn’t make it as far as we thought or time got a way from us, but I know in my soul that this is just the beginning, both personally, professionally, emotionally, and spiritually. I hope to grow just as much from 30 to 40 (wow!) as I did from 20 to 30, but continue to stay true to myself and learn more about myself. I plan to write a 30 things I’ve learned in 30 years post, so for now I’ll leave it at that! I’m looking forward to the great unknown of 2019! May it continue to be filled with love, happiness, kindness, and laughter. Bring it on!
Read 3 books. (already finished 1 and loved it)
Continue to work on my screenplay :)
Be more disciplined in my spending. We are officially debt free (Austin paid off his car last month) and I’ve started another retirement account through work so we need to re-budget. I’m aware that I don’t need anything new so I need to reign it in and just shop my closet. I’m not buying anything until we go to New York in February.
Have a good attitude about turning 30 and try to embrace it!
Watch all the Oscar nominees!