Live and learn: 10 life lessons to take with you into your 30’s Part 2
Transitions: Endings and Beginnings
Endings are a natural and essential part of life, but they can be tough to go through. On the other hand, endings can also be liberating. They offer a chance for new beginnings. Every ending is also a beginning, so it's important to stay hopeful and open to new possibilities.
One of the hardest things about endings is that they usually involve some level of loss. Whether it's the end of a relationship, the end of a job, or the end of a phase in your life, there is always something that we have to let go of. And letting go can be really hard. We may not be ready to let go, or we may be attached to what we're losing. But endings are necessary for new beginnings.
When an ending comes, it's important to give yourself time to grieve and process what you're feeling. It's okay to feel sad, angry, or scared. These are all normal reactions to change. However, it's important not to get stuck in these negative emotions. Instead, try to focus on the positive aspects of change and growth.
Endings can be scary because they represent the unknown. But they can also be exciting because they offer an opportunity for something new. Embrace the change and see what new possibilities await you on the other side of this ending.
Learning from the past
Endings are a natural and essential part of life, but they can be tough to go through. Your 30s are a time when you really start to come into your own, and you learn from your mistakes. Every ending is also a beginning, so it's important to stay hopeful and open to new possibilities.
In your 20s, you might have made some impulsive decisions that you later regretted. Maybe you quit a job without having another one lined up, or moved across the country on a whim. These
decisions can feel like mistakes at the time, but they are actually valuable learning experiences. In your 30s, you will start to see the value in taking risks and making bold moves. You will also be more likely to think things through before acting, so that you don't end up regretting anything.
It's not just your mistakes that can teach you lessons; your successes can too. In your 20s, you might have achieved something great, like landing your dream job or buying a house. These accomplishments can show you what you are capable of achieving when you set your mind to something. They can also give you the confidence to take on bigger challenges in your 30s.
Looking back on the past decade, it's amazing how far you have come both personally and professionally. 10 years ago, you were probably just starting out in your career and still finding yourself. Now, you are more established and confident in who you are and what you want in life. This growth is something to be celebrated as you enter into your 30s.
You will learn to live in the present
As you enter your 30s, you will start to care less about what other people think of you and focus more on what makes you happy. You will also become more comfortable in your own skin and learn to trust your own judgement. This newfound confidence and assertiveness will lead you to be less likely to compare yourself to others.
In your 30s, you will also become more patient and less impulsive. You will learn to slow down and enjoy life instead of always being in a hurry. You will start to appreciate the little things in life more. All of these things combined will help you live in the present and make the most of every moment.