This Taurus season was one for the books. My birthday fell on a very dreary Monday this year, and I walked under a raining cloud. No, it was thunder storming. I let it follow me throughout the day… sulking as I saw my life flash before my eyes. I know, dramatic,  but turning the year before 30 does that to you. At least, that’s what happened to me. I kind of started to panic to be honest. I was coming down from the high of visiting San Fransisco for the first time for Femme Fair, and my sister visiting — who I hadn’t seen in 3-ish years. It was the happiest of times, and the saddest of times.

Entering the last year of my 20s was honestly one of the scariest moments of my life. That dreadful realization that maybe I haven’t done enough consumed me.

A lot of things culminated throughout the rest of the week, though, that brought clear blue skies to my coming of the age of 30 pity party — of one. I was reminded of some really great ways to rid myself of thoughts that I haven’t done enough, and that I’ve run out of time to finish crossing things off of life’s to-do list.

Remember to be grateful

My friend gave me a Happiness Planner last Christmas and there’s a section on the daily to-do pages asking what you’re grateful for that day. A chance to reflect on something that brought me peace or sent a tingle of gratefulness down my spine has proven really rewarding for me. I miss filling it out completely on some days, and I notice when I do. It sort of closes out my day on a high. Making not-so-great days a little better with a quick reminder as to why I should stray away from dwelling on all things bad from the day.

Regularly acknowledging what makes me grateful offers a nice reality check when I feel shit.

Stop being hard on yourself

This is probably my biggest setback. I don’t supply myself with enough pats on the back. It catches up with you when you don’t regularly acknowledge the small wins. When it comes down to it, I’m right where I need to be — according to the path that’s been laid out for me. I’m planning to add a section in my planner where I’m forced to acknowledge a small win I secured each day.

Seek out the company of your friends 

As my birthday week continued to unfold, I was reminded that I have a really great circle of people in my life, near and far. The week ended with an incredible surprise birthday dinner that I was NOT ready for. It was such a heart-warming experience and reminder to reach out to friends and loved ones every chance you get. There’s nothing like a genuine group of people who root for you and truly want to see you shine. Following that, my friend Monroe, of Fashion Steele NYC, asked me if I wanted to be part of a birthday gathering she coined ‘Taurus Talk.’ I obliged, along with a few of our mutual Taurus friends. We came together over Mimosas, snacks, and cake on a dreary, rainy NYC Sunday and talked all things Taurus. It was a refreshing, enlightening, and timely gathering of like-minded, strong, successful women who brought me back down to my senses.

If you’re needing a come-to-your-senses moment, check out our chat below and have yourself a good laugh, maybe even a good cry.

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