I Wish I Knew My 30’s Were Going to be Better Than My 20’s.

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”- Voltaire

Today is my last day in my 30’s. I feel like I can officially start calling people younger than me, “the young people.” My 5th graders already think I am ancient, now I believe I have the age to say it is true.

When I turned 30 a decade ago, I thought the best years of my life were already behind me. I was wrong. My 30’s were way better than my 20’s. My 30’s were the best decade of my life. My next goal is to make my 40’s the best decade of my life. Here are some ways I plan to do it.

๐Ÿ“ท Keep working on my hobby. It allows me to have some creative expression, and it gives me an opportunity to write more.

๐Ÿงณ I want to travel more. I saw more of the world in my 30’s than I did at any other time in my life. My goal is to see even more.

๐Ÿ“š I have a goal to read at home at least a few evenings a week. I am currently reading “Invisible Child,” and I highly recommend it. If you have any good recommendations out there, you may DM me or leave them in the comments below.

โ›ช I want to keep myself and my family involved with church. We started going back in person earlier this year, and I have already seen the benefits for my family and myself.

๐Ÿซ I want to continue to be the best possible teacher I can be for my students, while maintaining a work and life balance. If I overwork myself, then I am not the best teacher I can be, and I am not being there for my family like I should be.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ I want to be the best husband and dad that I can be. I want to be present and connected.

Those are my goals for the next stage of my life. I took these photos last summer when my wife and I visited Mount Mitchell. It is located right off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The view from the top is amazing.


5 replies to “I Wish I Knew My 30’s Were Going to be Better Than My 20’s.

      1. Good Morning Joe
        Happy New Year! Hope you accomplish all your new goals and create new memories with your students and family.. always looking forward for your posts..
        have a blessed day!


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