New Year Resolution-Embrace The Transition

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It’s that time of year. Time for resolutions. This year, I will only make one…Embrace the Transition.

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Not just the transition into a new year but the transition into a new exciting/awkward/unknown time in my life.

A few years ago a radio consultant sat with the morning show I was on and broke down our “personalities” I was deemed the “Single Party Girl” that was obsessed with Pop Culture. He totally nailed it. It’s what I was good at…being in my 20’s, making out with strangers, being the girl that doesn’t care about relationships, being independent, drinking too much wine, occasionally dancing on bars, etc.

I was really good at being the Single Party Girl.

But that time has come to an end.

I turned 30 this year, I have a serious boyfriend, we moved in together, I’d rather day drink than go out at night, I don’t like being in places I can’t have a conversation (aka clubs), I’d rather drink wine than Jell-O shots, I enjoy staying in at least one night on the weekends (or just going to dinner) I would rather spend my money on matching silverware than a shirt I’ll wear twice from Forever 21.

UGHHH I’M SO LAME!  I don’t want to grow up! *throws self on floor and proceeds to kick and scream*

I’ve been holding onto 20-Something Brooke by reminding people how awesome I “used to be” and the awesome things I “used to do”, and then talking about my current life like my (seriously) awesome Kitchen Rug find at Big Lots for $10, but would preface it with, “I’m so lame and grown, but check out this awesome rug I found at Big Lots for $10!!!”

After a few months of fighting it, my 2014 goal is to embrace the transition It’s going to happen whether I like it or not…so might as well enjoy it!

My 30’s are going to be just as awesome as my 20’s… in a different way.

I have the most wonderful boyfriend, a grown up paycheck, real designer items in my closet (as opposed to the fake ones in my 20’s), a few go to recipes, a favorite wine that isn’t Barefoot or Yellowtail, and I’m still a bad ass bitch with an opinion…but now my opinion gets a little bit more credibility because I am older.

 

To being older, wiser, and still looking young because of eye creams and Botox!

  • Michelle Shadden Bennett

    Amen and cheers to that…

  • ukhousewifeusa

    It’s fun in your 30s (tho I turn 40 this year!) Yikes!!!!

  • Brooke Ryan

    It will be @ukhousewifeusa:disqus =) I know it will