Hey guys! Today is my 32nd birthday!
It’s funny how birthdays change as we get older. I remember in my early 20s that I used to be so excited for my birthday, but this year I kind of forgot about it until a few days ago. We got together with some friends at a local brewery on Saturday night and B is taking me out to dinner tonight to celebrate.
I remember when I turned 30, I felt kind of scared- and maybe a little disappointed that I wasn’t where I ‘thought’ I would/should be in life.
But as I continue to get older, I find that I’m caring less and less about the expectations of life, society and other people and more on what makes me feel happy and fulfilled. As someone who used to strive for perfection, this has been a great- and freeing- change for me.
Something I have really been focusing on in my business over these past few months is niching down and focusing on the things I am really good at. This means that I’m being more specific about the types of clients I’m seeing, and sometimes declining client appointments if it’s not my area of expertise. I would’ve had a really hard time declining any client last year but now I have the confidence to recognize that I can’t be an expert in everything. This ultimately makes me a better nutrition coach for the clients that I do see. I actually think this is true for life and even diet, exercise and wellness… embracing strengths and letting go of the things that don’t work for you is definitely the way to go.
My 31st year was definitely one for the books. Professionally, it feels amazing to have the first year of my business under my belt. It has been a lot of work but has also been so rewarding. Having clients express that I’ve helped them is a great motivator to keep me moving forward. And on a personal level, I don’t think I could have found a better partner to travel these seas of life. We’re planning on getting married this spring- so exciting!
Thanks for reading along all of these years!