On the heels of Junior turning 30, I reminisce about what it was like for me to turn 30. As a non married/no kids woman, the start of my 30s felt filled with pressure. At the age of 29, I reached my career aspiration and had traveled to most of the countries that I had placed on my 10 year list that I made when I was 18. What left to do?! Live life fearlessly in my truth and understand that my truth is going to be different than others. That’s now what I understand the most at age 34. I can’t and should never try to compare my life to others. Yes at times people treated me as if I was a dried up cow and women said the meanest fucking things to me but still I stood tall and lived in my truth! I don’t think I’m the type of person who could live another’s life but at times I was guilty of comparing my life to others. Facebook and social networks can do that to you. Make you feel useless. But you/we aren’t useless! No matter how it appears, everyone’s life is filled with obstacles and challenges. Everyone, at some point, will have to do the dirty work of putting their lives together and then over and over again. So what if I’m 34, not married, and no plans of having children?! Somewhere out there…there may be a woman married with 3 children who is now getting a divorce. She may have to go out in the workforce for the first time in years! Point is she will be ok and so will I! We will all see our winters and with faith, hope, and love…we will all see our Spring! If we water it, life will continue to blossom. Try to start everyday believing in yourself and your higher power. And if you are 30 and up….remember that life, however you define it, is still just beginning. Your book is not complete. Still so much more chapters to write! Write them vividly, fearlessly, and with the kind of courage you never had in your 20s. And when you get knocked down, visualize yourself getting back up and then do so! Be the kind of person you would look up to. Lastly, only compete with the you….you were yesterday! ~KJM on Hump Day saying….30s is a Revolution and a Revelation. Life is what you make it!