Hello last full month of my 30’s

Hello last full month of my 30’s.  And I couldn’t feel more like myself.  The truth is, before fairly recently, I didn’t really know myself like I do now.  Now I know I am not really old yet, but with almost 40 years under my belt, with age comes wisdom and naturally finding out your true identity.  In my teens, twenties and even early thirties, I didn’t know shit.  I knew what general path I was supposed to go down because my parents told me to do well in school, go to college and get a job.  I knew though, that no matter what, I was lucky enough that I always had them to fall back on if I really screwed up. 

But otherwise, I am 39 and I can say with confidence, that I am just figuring myself out.  In less than 10 years, I have learned the hardest job of all which is parenting and how to be responsible for someone other than myself (which I will continue to learn for the rest of my life).  I have learned how to make new friends as a grown-up and build a business without any capital or clients.  I have lived life without much plan which can be a blessing and a curse.  I am realizing what I really love to do vs. what I had to do or have to do right now to do more of what I love.  I stopped doing stupid workouts and constantly getting injured.  I got my heart smashed into pieces by a loser boyfriend and have no regrets because it brought me to a good guy. 

Brace yourself for this one.  I am realizing that drinking less alcohol is natural (and free) botox for me.  Nothing like a good diet, water and enough sleep to decrease wrinkles.

I really began taking my own advice within the last few years and I feel awesome.  Most people don’t know how good they are supposed to feel.

As I constantly read and listen to more and more books and podcasts and people who I think know a lot more than me, the theme is always to plan and set goals and have systems in place.  I am trying my best with organization but I am also ok with letting my path lead itself and going with my gut.  Your passion and excitement and organic hard work in anything will lead you to the right place and no one else can tell you which direction you should go in and what’s right or wrong for you.  If you’re confident and great at what you do, just keep doing it and let it all happen.  There is no time limit.

How are you going to eat breakfast and change the world today?

Laura Burak, MS, RD, CDN

Laura Burak

Hi, my name is Laura Burak and I am a registered dietitian, a foodie, a wannabe chef, a yogi and a mama in the Long Island suburbs outside NYC. I have been passionate about delicious, fresh food from an early age and began cooking healthier meals for my family when I was a teenager.

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