What I’ve learned in my 30′s.
1. It’s okay that I don’t want children. It doesn’t mean that I’m selfish or that I take my reproductive capabilities for granted. I have also come to realize that many people should exercise their inner voice because I don’t appreciate being referred to as a biological freak of nature.
2. My weight deposition has changed and now much of it gives this baby some back. Since this is a sign of estrogen dominance, I need to be mindful of sources of estrogen mimickers like wine, plastics, unfiltered water and smelly lotions and potions.
3. Just because people are married doesn’t mean they’re happy. I also need to spend less time creeping vacation photos of other people on Facebook when I’m bored and feeling poopie…photos can be deceiving.
4. Unlike my 20’s when I felt threatened by other women, I now feel inspired by them. I think it’s important to nurture relationships with the women in our lives and I will continually do so with my friends, family and patients.
5. I need to spend more time with my parents. I realize that I need to have more patience with them when I have to repeat myself three times because they didn’t hear me.
6. It’s okay that I couldn’t get through more than a quarter of, “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The overuse of the phrase, “Oh my!” drove me to drink, so I had to put it down. Life is too short for shitty books.
7. My last name and telephone number are two things that will never change.
8. While I’ve had a doozey of a time when it comes to relationships, I refuse to play victim and let my past dictate the success of my future. I will not be bitter, cynical or fall into the “all men are shit” women’s group.
9. Self-deprecation is a not a form of humour.
10. While dropping the “L” bomb (love) might not be the easiest thing to do, I realize that vulnerability can very well be one of our greatest strengths.
11. How I outfit my inside bits is just as important as how I outfit my outside bits.
12. Sex has gotten better with age.
13. Real, wholesome food is love.
14. I am Super Woman and I have no qualms providing that name for the barista to transpose onto my coffee cup.
Now I’d like to hear from you. What have you learned in your current decade of life? And how has food shaped, or evolved it?