A trip to Vancouver

30 something- Jyl


“It was the best of time, it was the worst of times”…man, that Snooki sure says some wise things. My 30s have been filled with amazing ups and crazy downs.  If I had to pick one word to describe what my 30s are all about, I would choose “discovery”.  With the birth of both of my children happening in this blessed decade, I have discovered how far one’s heart can truly be stretched. I’ve discovered the real meaning of patience and gratitude.  I have re-discovered my imagination and passion for creativity.

Pregnancy with my firstborn was the beginning of some of the worst lows in my life. I was saddled with ante-partum depression, which turned into part-partum depression, complete with some psychotic episodes.  I also live with high anxiety, as well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, all brought about from those lovely pregnancy hormones, which ultimately altered the nature of my brain.  I have discovered that my husband is one unbelievably patient man. I have discovered that just because I take meds, it doesn’t mean I am a failure.  I have discovered what it means to literally be “out of my mind”.  I have discovered I am stronger than I ever thought possible, that depression lies and that those dark times will always pass.


My 30s have also been a discovery with regards to my career.  I am educated, and have worked, as a teacher, but I have found that my true passion lies within sales and entrepreneurialism.  I love the idea of being my own boss and having my level of success be dependent only on myself…not on bosses, supervisors or co-workers.  My vision for my self-made career is limited only by my creativity and, thankfully, I consider myself to be very creative J

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