August 11, 2015


I’m having a really terrific week and day and life in general. Writing about my twenties these past few days has really helped me realize that I’m done with all of that. It’s really given me so much love and perspective on the past ten years, and I can’t thank you enough for accompanying me on this journey! I really want to ease into the goodness of my upcoming thirties now, and all of the things I’m bringing with me into this new decade.


But here is the gist of what I’m taking with me.

Everything you ever need is inside of you always. Your natural birthright is abundance. When our souls slid into our bodies in the beginning, we were given everything we would ever need to live this life. We were born equipped. This is my all time favorite thing that I’m taking with me to my thirties, because it takes away the element of ‘not enough’ or ‘not having enough’ and ‘not being enough’.

We already have everything we need.

The now. Both Ekhart Tolle and The Course in Miracles have taught me that there is nothing but now. The past is a delusion and the future doesn’t exist. There is only right now! That’s it! It’s like…

There is no good or bad, there is only now.

There is no yesterday or tomorrow, there is only now.

There is no time, it’s only now.

Everything is now. My heart just settles when I hear that. My mind just kicks back. It’s like the best gift God could ever give us. Now is the moment. Now has all the power. What happens now is whatever we want.

So what else is coming to the next decade with me?

Gratitude. Even our beds are something to be thankful for. The dishes in our sink, the hot and cold water that comes out so easily from our showers and faucets. The car that takes us anywhere we want to go. All of these are little things, but when you feel immense gratitude for them, they really have the power to light up your life with all that you always have, and the abundance that is all around you. The little things become big!

Meditation. I never knew there was a more powerful tool for relaxing and enjoying life. I literally always thought that’s what drugs and alcohol did and nothing else. Thank God for meditation, the easiest, most accessible and healthy drug on the planet.

Forgiveness. Forgive and delete. Forgive so you can free yourself. And mostly, forgive yourself. Forgiveness is one of those things that I most need in my life and I won’t be heading to thirty-hood without it. That one’s already packed.

The feeling of worthiness! It’s so awesome to finally start to feel that you are worthy of doing the things that you love, and you are worthy of making money. There’s so much resistance that comes up for me when I think about sitting down to try and sell something that I’ve built. The product making is the easy part, but the pricing and promoting is so tough for me. Self doubt is a huge issue, but feeling worthy enough to put something out there and sell it is even bigger, and I’m really starting to slowly getting to the point where I feel like I’m worth that. If other people are doing it, what makes me any different?

LOVE! I already carry love around with me inside, and it’s coming with me along for the ride. My only hope is that I can let it reflect outward more in my thirties, and allow it to touch various parts in my life that need it.

Writing this post has me thinking there might be a part two to this, as these last few days go on. But we’ll see. For now, these are the top things that I’ve got with me in my satchel.

What did you bring into your thirties? What life lessons have you learned from your early years that are awesome, and that you’re taking with you for the rest of your life?

Thanks for reading! This post is part of a 30 days to 30 series, read all about it here

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Monique Muro

Monique is an exceedingly happy human from LA. She runs the blog A Novel Quest, and writes. A lot.

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  • Melissa Field

    These are all so perfect and so wise! I especially love “the dishes in the sink,” under gratitude. I love thinking of how I could easily be grateful for those, because it’s a reflection of how much I have in my life.

  • Awesomely Over-Zealous

    Gratitude is critical and one thing I’ve learned is ‘fake it till’ you make it’. The 20’s is all about establishing your career, and more times than not you have to feign awesomeness until it truely matures into something honest. :) Have a great one Monique! -Iva