Has anyone else noticed that the older you get, the more your interests and habits change in ways you never thought they would? Like I’m talking about things your parents would do and think ‘thats not going to be me when I’m older’. Well, it is and the best part about it, you’re going to actually like it!
I’m not sure when exactly it started, but over time I started to realize that the things I do and care about now aren’t things I would really think too much about 5 years ago. For example I love my night time routine, if I don’t do it then I don’t sleep as good and thats going to throw me off for the next day and nobody likes to have an off day, amiright? My skincare routine is something that has changed drastically over the past probably six months or so and let me just tell you…game changer! I absolutely love taking good care of my skin first thing in the morning when I wake up and it’s the last thing I do before bed, it makes me feel so fresh and it’s such a confidence boost when your skin is clear and hydrated. But guys, I’m not just talking about going to bed early and getting enough sleep at night but even things you do for fun are a little different now!
At least for me, goings out for casual drinks for happy hour with some girlfriends sounds way more fun instead of get hammered at the bar with a bunch of other hammered people shouting over the DJ to talk to one another. Don’t get me wrong, every once in a while you gotta let loose and have those kinds of nights, but personally I’m so busy that when I do get some time to catch up with friends, I want to actually talk to them, find out whats going on in their lives and have meaningful conversations. And if we are being totally honest, if I have a night off I would rather stay in, light some candles and read a book or watch a show like This Is Us or something about living in tiny homes wearing my robe. with slippers. after a bath. maybe with some tea…or wine (depending on the day) and go to bed at a reasonable hour. I know, I know, I get prettttty wild. For real though, these are the things that I actually enjoy doing now!
Another thing I’ve noticed, is that my spending habits have changed as well. I mean the things I pay for now are obviously different then what they were in high school because I didn’t have a kid then, but besides all the tiny little shoes and preschool tuition I have to pay for, investing money for trips I want to take, essentials and products that are better for our bodies and environment are more important to me then buying things just to have. Going back to my skin care, I have come to realize that paying a little more for good products with only good ingredients, without all the chemicals makes such a difference and is so worth it. Clothes are big for me too. It has become so hard for me to spend money somewhere like forever21 on something so ridiculous that will give me very little satisfaction over something that is ethically made and gives back to the artisan or community. I could go on and on about this topic but I think it deserves it’s own post so I’ll just tell you my new rule when I’m shopping…if I don’t absolutely love it and won’t wear it more than 30 times, I am not going to get it. Trust me, just this rule alone has stopped me so many times and really makes you more aware of your purchases. Try it out and see if it works for you!
Change is inevitable. As much as people can try to fight it, it happens and it’s not always a bad thing. Our habits, ambitions, desires all shift as time goes on and personally, I welcome all the new that comes with the ebb and flow of life. So if you don’t like to spend your weekend raging until 2a.m. every night and would rather be binge watching the new season of New Girl on Netflix, all I have to say is own it, accept it, do you (but don’t forget its okay to rage too)!