Itâ€™s that time of year. Time for resolutions. This year, I will only make oneâ€¦Embrace the Transition.
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 â€œpersonalitiesâ€ I was deemed the â€œSingle Party Girlâ€ that was obsessed with Pop Culture. He totally nailed it.Â Itâ€™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 Iâ€™M SO LAME! Â I donâ€™t want to grow up! *throws self on floor and proceeds to kick and scream*
Iâ€™ve been holding onto 20-Something Brooke by reminding people how awesome I â€œused to beâ€ and the awesome things I â€œused to doâ€, and then talking about my current life like my (seriously) awesome Kitchen Rug find at Big Lots for $10, but would preface it with, â€œIâ€™m so lame and grown, but check out this awesome rug I found at Big Lots for $10!!!â€
After a few months of fighting it, my 2014 goal is to embrace the transition Itâ€™s going to happen whether I like it or notâ€¦so might as well enjoy it!
My 30â€™s are going to be just as awesome as my 20â€™sâ€¦ 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 20â€™s), a few go to recipes, a favorite wine that isnâ€™t Barefoot or Yellowtail, and Iâ€™m still a bad ass bitch with an opinionâ€¦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!