It's my birthday. Now I feel like I can officially say that I'm "in" my thirties. It doesn't really seem to have an effect on me in any type of a negative way. When I was in my twenties I would dread turning 30! I sure as heck don't feel like I'm as old as I am. (I do still wear Hello Kitty!) Lately I have also been thinking that if I could introduce myself to the 15 year old me, what would the young me think???
This year I have gained so much self esteem through my blog. Doing the outfit posts (as cheesy as they seem sometimes) has helped me feel more confident. Going Vegan has also helped me lose weight naturally which also makes me more comfortable in my own skin. I also started cycling this year. What a great year I had at age 30!
I can't wait to see how much more I grow and change this year! It's exciting. I feel like I have so much to live for everyday. Inspiring others, making them laugh and having a smile that I hope is contagious.
When I was in high school I dressed "different". I was considered "alternative" or some called me goth. I didn't wear a lot of black clothing though. I wore lime green platform shoes, vinyl and hardly ever matched. I'd wear pretty much anything from the thrift store. I find myself more and more drawn to the bright clothing as I get more confident with myself. In the past I used to only wear black. Now I pass all the black up when shopping. I would be making the 15 year old me proud. :)
When I was 15 I got picked on for the way I dressed. Now I get picked on for my Vegan diet. I still cry when I am bullied and my feelings are hurt. The difference now is that I have learned to stand up for myself. If you read my long blog post a few weeks back about being called an Obnoxious Elitist, you will be glad to hear that I reported the harassment to his supervisors. I stood up for myself because I felt it was the right thing to do. It is also expected of you to report stuff like this when it involves the military. I'm not sure what else will happen. I just hope he leaves me alone. That's all I want. He can eat his meat and I'll eat my veggies. End of story.
It's fun to watch yourself grow and change. I used to be so scared of change, but now I find it so exciting. Life is good and I feel it just getting better. What am I going to do for my birthday??? I am probably going to go thrifting. I love to shop and that's what I feel like doing. If it was warm I would bike.