“IT’S ONLY AFTER WE’VE LOST everything THAT WE’RE FREE TO DO anything”Tyler Durden, The Fight Club
This year I turn 30. It feels weird to type that. It’s supposed to be this milestone when people start taking you seriously. You’re no longer a girl, but a woman. Usually, it’s also the milestone by which you’re supposed to have stuff figured out: a partner, a house, a car, a full closet, a career, and even kids. The way I see it, it’s more of a deadline than it is a milestone.
I mean, up until this year, I had all of that (well, almost: my kid is furry and walks on 4 legs 🐕). I had big plans for my 30th year. I wanted changes in my private and professional life. But boy, OH BOY, I wasn’t ready for what 2020 had in store for me. Let’s just say that on top of a global pandemic, it’s been a year where I have lost all my life markings. At 29 years, 8 months, and 18 days, I have found myself single, jobless, and having to sell my home. And there’s this looming impression that I have to start building my life all over again (except for the closet part- that I got covered 😀). I have never felt further away from being an adult.
So now the question is – since I don’t have anything tying me down anymore… What is it that I want to do? I know I’m not going to follow the traditional path that most women are expected to follow. I know I want to lead a life filled with words, beauty, art, comfort, culinary pleasures, adventure… And I also know I want to share my journey. The past few months have also proved that I’m not the only one in this situation. And many women have reached out to me and we have found solace in sharing our stories.
So that’s how this blog came to life. So… sit back, read, enjoy, comment. I’m loving having you here.