Is 37 the new 21?
My 37th Birthday is only 2 days away and this morning I realized this birthday and this year will truly be a turning point in my life, just as my twenty first birthday was. “Could this mean thirty seven is the new twenty one for me and maybe others experiencing similar turning points in their late thirties and early forties” I asked myself.
At twenty one I was graduating from Binghamton University and was in self discovery mode. Sixteen years later, i find myself back in a phase of self discovery but in a very different way. At twenty one, I was discovering who the “adult me” was. At thirty seven, I know her well and am beginning to meet another side of myself. A side that is intellectually and curiously hungry for more.
Isn’t it strange how we spend our twenties and early thirties hunting for partners, climbing corporate ladders, raising children and buying homes only to realize the inner journey of who we are is an evolutionary process which doesn’t stop by reaching certain milestones. Once these traditional markers are reached, many of us still lay awake at night pondering, “the what’s next question.”
For those of you, who are like me and are both excited and fearful of the question “what’s next?” Don’t be. In celebration of my 37th birthday, i am asking my readers to share some of their ideas, dreams and projects they wish to start but haven’t. And if you’re wondering what the next big thing is for me, it will soon show itself. So stay tuned for more.