So this is 30? As we enter 2021, I am rapidly approaching my 30th birthday. It will be here in a blink of an eye.  It is crazy to think that at 20, I was dreading being 30. Now that it is right around the corner, I am actually relieved. To tell you the truth I thought I would dread the idea of being thirty, but it is a refreshing time in my life. I feel like my life is just about to get good! At this point in my life, I have accomplished so much. There is still so much that I intend  to and will do, but I find that I focus so heavily on what I want/plan to do,that I forget all that I have done and all that I have become.

People are constantly saying, “You think 30 is old! Well wait until 40!” I am here to tell that age is all a state of mind. I don’t feel 30, again my elders will be quick to tell me “oh just you wait”. I will not wait! I will continue to be in charge of how my aging will go. I know that my body needs…… no it CRAVES physical activity! I have put that part of my life on the back burn for a while, but I did not completely give it up. I went from exercising 3 to 4 days a week to maybe only to 1 or 2.

I’ll be the first to tell you that my pants fit a little bit tighter, but what I have truly learned over the last couple of years is to have a more healthy relationship with food. I used to cut whole food groups out and follow each new fad diet. At the end of it all, I found that yes I lost weight, but I was constantly under extreme stress and anxiety about how many calories or the amount of food I was putting in my body. It was by no means a way to live. When people say,”Everything in moderation” they are not kidding. A member seminar at Aerial Dance helped to open my eyes about my body and how skewed my perception of myself was. Aerial Dance works closely with Evolve Healing. Through the member seminar and working closely with the instructors at Aerial Dance I found a way to love my ever changing body not for how it looks, but for what it can do!

So as I enter my 30 year on this earth, I am going to continue to love this body of mine! It is there for me day after day no matter what I put it through! As I turn 30 I am so very thankful for all that Aerial Dance has done for the last six years! I can’t wait to continue to grow in my skills and abilities, but most of all, I can’t wait to continue down my self love journey! I also plan to drag Steve back to the studio with me! It has been far too long since we have taken a hoop class together!

So Cheers to 30! Cheers to Growth! Cheers to Aerial Dance for helping me grow!