I was driving home the other day, sun roof and windows open wondering “do other people have “an anthem”.?” I have one…and I have had one for over a year. I can’t be alone, right? To me, an anthem is a song that gives strength and that instantly changes your mood in a positive way. My anthem is my jam, it doesn’t get old, and it is surprisingly not Billie Jean (as I am sure most of you are assuming). If you do not have an anthem, I suggest you find yourself a power song that resonates throughout your soul….a song that builds you up when you need it. If you already have one that is fantastic. I would love to know what that song is if you feel like sharing. Mine is “Lush Life” by Zara Larsson. Give it a listen, if you like, don’t get too caught up in the lyrics just focus on the theme. It is my jam.

As I sit here rambling on about anthems, I am just a few days shy of the big THREE ONE. Thirty was monumental, but thirty-one kinda feels like an acknowledgment that I am now “in my thirties”.  This last year of my life has been the most transformational of years. It was a year of questioning and adventures.  Was I where I wanted to be, how was I spending my time, what is my purpose in life, do I enjoy what I am doing? If the answers were no, I grabbed the situation by the horns and didn’t let go until I found what I wanted to do. It wasn’t until recently when I realized that I had been through the trenches of Saturn Returns. Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Saturn Returns?  Me neither, until a few weeks ago. If you are in your late 20’s/early 30’s, you need to read The Skinny on Saturn Returns: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger by Shannon Kaiser. You just need to read it…do it now. I believe in the power of Saturn returning. It made me live a little bolder, and definitely inspired me to do more, but ultimately I learned that Saturn is a little bitch.

Now that Saturn has moved on along in its orbit, I am ready to take on the new challenges and adventures that thirty-one will bring. I am beyond excited to see what this next year has in store for me and my family and I will continue to live life according to my anthem, and make this year my year, all over again.