You’re never too old to be young

I try to embody what Snow White taught me as a young girl – that “you’re never too old to be young.” I succeed for the most part, but I’ve just recently decided to squeeze more out of life after realizing that I only have one year of twenties left and I’ve never even been to Disney! In light of that, and in lieu of New Year’s resolutions that I always casually talk about and never commit to, I’m consigning myself to a Dirty Thirty Challenge instead. I’m talking about taking what is left of my youth (10 months, technically) to reach 30 goals. I must admit that I started regretting this decision when I got to 20 out of 30 goals and started writing things like “make out with Ruby Rose.” But, alas, I’m trying to be reasonable here!

I guess it’s only appropriate to share my back story before we get to the challenge.

I’ll start with #1 on my list – get divorced, pack up all of my things, and start a brand new life. You could say I was inspired by Eat, Pray, Love, minus the whole part where she’s wealthy enough to travel the world in search of herself. A move across the country from Tennessee to California will do for me because, let’s face it, I’m not independently wealthy.

At 28 years old, I had been married for four years. I was a high achieving, emotionally secure, independent self-made woman who was just finishing graduate school, well on my way to a successful, fulfilling career. After years of unrequited support, I decided it was time to make some changes.  I left a man I had spent nearly a third of my life with, landed an amazing job in Los Angeles, packed up my things and my dog, Sophia, and hit the road.

I have never been happier.

And now, to take advantage of this new found freedom – on to The Challenge!