I have found a new sense of adventure the more and more I am mindfully walking through my late-twenties. I think it arises from a new sense of confidence and just being in an overall good place in life. But I have been there before, so what has changed this time? I'm not really sure to be honest. Maybe its just a part of growing up and gaining the sense of value of not only time but of your time on this planet for however long you are privileged to have. Maybe its realizing that I wont ever be this young and carefree forever no matter how much I will hold those values close to my heart as I age.
So here are somethings that I was courageous enough to try. Now, disclaimer, don't be judgemental. While some of these things may not seem like a big deal to you, they are for me--so be kind!
1. I cut my hair short...like really short
Some of you that follow the blog you will know that I have talked about this before. It was a big deal for me to go short and by short I mean to my collarbones. This time I went even shorter: grazing the shoulders. Long hair was for a very long time really a part of my identity. I found comfort in my long, dark hair that sometimes tickled my belly and got caught in the most unfortunate, painful or awkward ways. But I knew it was time for a change. And so far, so good!
2. I started wearing different coloured nailpolishes
If you know me you will know that I will almost always some version of black, plum or wine. This year I decided to change things up and painted my nail lilac and even grey. This has actually been quite fun and I realised...why was I not doing this to begin with?
3. I am all packed to travel on my own
I love travelling but I am a firm believer that you are meant to share the experience. So i've always either travelled with my sisters, family or my friends. This time around, a conservation project that I have signed myself up for is taking me on a trip alone to Macedonia. This is an experience that is long overdue and I will definitely be blogging about it!
4. I started taking naps
I have always been against napping. I think it was mostly because I've been anemic my whole life and that instilled the mentality that if I stopped for a second my day would be over so I reserved sleeping for the night. But this last year when my health got really bad I was recommended daily naps. My doctor told me: if your body is telling you to sleep it doesn't matter what time of the day it is, you should sleep that 15 or 40 minutes will make a huge difference. And it has. I feel energetic, less sluggish and better rested!...so why wasn't I always napping?
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