MADE by Tatianah Green
The new year marks the start of new beginnings for many of us, including a new decade: the thirties. To some it may seem “old” or the call to be more responsible; others may see it as “the new 20s.” But as you’ll see in this list as you embrace a new time of life or whatever you decide to call it, part of the journey in our lives is letting go of the old and unnecessary, starting with…
- Your personal timeline. This is not to say go with the flow with everything in life, because you should have a vision or goal in mind. But relax on your personal deadlines because life doesn’t always turn out like we perfectly plan in our heads and vision boards.
- Your list of regrets from your 20s. Listen, we all have things we wish we could have done better in the past. Don’t let those mistakes just be mistakes; turn them into lessons for this new season in your life.
- Your excuses. That same energy you are putting into dodging what you should do, or even want to do, could be motivating fire to get that task or goal done. Just do it!
- That gift from your ex. Make space in your home and your heart and get rid of the stuff from your ex. This part of the moving on process includes deleting photos in print and digitally to clear your conscience and spirit.
- Poor spending and saving habits. Up your financial literacy game and develop new habits to help you save money, cut frivolous spending, budget smarter, and invest for the future.
- That tired, unprofessional email address. Opt for your name or something related to your brand. No one needs to see your sexyboo88 email address in 2018.
- One irrational fear. We all have fears, but some we can break out of in this new decade of life. Dare yourself.
- Your comfort zone. When we get too comfortable in the same old things, we stunt our own growth. Do something that challenges you to step up, grow and become a better version of yourself like you’ve always aspired to be.
- One negative label you’ve carried up to this point. Whether it’s from childhood or your teen/young adult years, let go of at least one thing someone has called you. You are more than what anyone has tried to label you.
- Clothes in your closet that you haven’t worn in the last two years. Make that fashion sacrifice to minimize your personal clutter and revive your closet to commemorate this new time in your life.
- Ignorant bliss about your health status. We are not invisible despite what our youth would suggest! Secure a good physician, therapist, specialist, or whoever to get your personal health in check from head to toe. Don’t neglect getting annual checkups and tests as well to monitor your overall health status.
- Dead ends. I’m talking about hair ends and people! Holding on to the wrong people will only stress you out. Like split ends, cut ties with people who only mean to damage you.
- Toxic friendships. Not everyone is your friend. As you grow older and wiser, you will notice your circle of friends lessen, but that’s okay. Remove the toxic ones and be at peace.
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Tatianah Green is a multimedia content creator and editor with a passion for writing. In 2012 she launched her first blog BLISSforSingles.com to encourage singles in faith and love and is a contributing writer for several other websites including BlackandMarriedWithKids.com. She is now author of the book Journey to 30: A Single Woman’s Guide to Living Unapologetically Without Deadlines. As she embraces her thirties, Tatianah works, plays and lives unapologetically for Christ in Chicago, Illinois. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram at @tfortrendsetta. Find her book at Journeyto30Book.com.