In four months I’ll be turning 29….entering the last year of my twenties and inching my way closer to the unavoidable 30th birthday. I know its out there…looming out on the horizon, providing me a definitive time frame to do whatever it is one is supposed to do before the sun sets on my youthful playground and rises at….. Where does the sun come up on your 30th birthday?
I find myself wondering, at a place where I don’t get carded at bars, but do get carded by 18-year old waitresses, am I really where I want to be in life? A marketing manager with my own home, happy husband, adorable pug and lots of friends….I’m certainly lucky and feel that hard work, a bit of determination, slightly neurotic tendencies and my one creative bone have landed me where I am today. But am I really where I’m supposed to be?
So I’ve spent sometime thinking about what it is that I enjoy in life…and what my purpose is.
Fitness, food, wine, beer, fashion, outdoors, art, dogs, travel and event planning pretty much sum me up. I admit, I’m not an expert (or even slightly knowledgeable) about any of the aforementioned topics but I find myself pouring over foodie articles about oysters and fois grois (even though I’ve been a partial-vegetarian for 8 years). I sign up for tastings at tap rooms and wineries…run a multi-thousand dollar art event and pet every dog I see. While I don’t travel often, I find myself being asked to provide restaurant, hotel, venue and activity suggestions for those who do…. and often help plan a local event or wedding. I run triathalons and half-marathons and love to explore the Rocky Mountains. And like every other Jersey girl, I believe that deep down I really do have a flair for fashion.
So…I surround myself with the things I love….and I have decided that my calling in life is to share thoughts, words, secrets, ideas, things and smiles with those around me. This blog is my first step in sharing, in fulfilling my purpose. As I practice writing (Lord knows I need the practice) I hope to develop some level of understanding and deeper appreciation for all the topics I claim a level of interest in above. Before me is a map (clever…a navigation analogy to describe the journey of life…) and on my map, I hope to discover a path that leads me to a destination where in one year and four months, I wake up….at 30…and find myself exactly where I’m supposed to be.