Honestly, the opinions of others don’t matter in the grand scheme of action. I get to do exactly what I want even if it flies in direct opposition to what people think I “should be doing.” Is it uncomfortable? Umm, yes times a million. But that discomfort doesn’t make me powerless. I take all of those suggestions into consideration and then I make the best move for me.
In my twenties and first year as a thirty something I have: relocated 3 times; gotten married in secret and not told anyone for 2 years; decided not to have a child until I was 30 (and am so excited about that new bundle coming in December); quit lots of jobs, and the list goes on.
Some of those decisions were downright silly, but you know what? They were my decisions and I dealt with the consequences. And it’s all good. Did it make my parents cringe? Yes. Did family members and friends have a mouthful to say? Yep. Did it make me question if I was doing the right thing? For sure.
Did it stop me from living my life on my terms? Nope.
What is even more beautiful, everyone survived and moved on with their lives as I moved on with mine.
30 by 31 Lesson #3: Never allow the opinions of those close to you to disempower your own decision making about YOUR life.
What is 30 by 31 all about? I turn 31 next month, and want to reflect on my first year as a thirtysomething. Follow my journey here as I post each day with another 30 by 31 lesson.