Your intrepid host is no longer a twenty-something trying to figure stuff out--as of this past July, I'm now a thirty-something trying to figure stuff out!
To mark the occasion, this past summer I asked previous Perennials guests to share some wisdom about the third decade of life. They delivered reflections on what they let go of when leaving their twenties, what they wish they could tell their 30 year old self, things they are enjoying or did enjoy about their thirties, and advice on what to hold close during this decade.
Their responses are so comforting, kind, and thoughtful that they brought me to tears. I'll continue to cherish these messages for years to come, and I am so happy to share them with you.
I also included some of my own brief reflections on this transition, and on what I'm learning about and growing into lately around what it means to create a home for myself.
Many, many thanks (in order of appearance) to the following good, kind, wise friends:
- Ona Gritz (Episode 15: Broken Things Can Shine)
- Danica Browne (Episode 68: Exploring the Midnight Library)
- Mallory Mortillaro (Episode 29: The Mystery of the Missing Statue)
- Catherine Gilmartin (Episode 21: Dog's Best Friend)
- Melissa Adamo (Episode 12: Growing Up Gilmore and Episode 64: Spring Cleaning)
- Zoe Gillis (Episode 43: Holding Space)
- Andy Feldman (Episode 18: Music & Creativity)
- Jessica Gaeta (Episode 27: And How Does That Make You Feel? and Episode 64: Spring Cleaning)
- Alex Baron (Episode 30: Not Babysitting)
- Lauren Roberts (Episode 23: Spirals of Healing and Episode 36: Grown Ups Vote)
- Sarah Koestner (Episode 39: True Love)
- Maya Sanyal (Episode 50: How You Matter, Part 1 and Episode 51: How You Matter, Part 2)
- Karen Florance (Episode 38: Spiritual Direction for Christmas)
- Meghan deBoer (Episode 56: Money Matters)
- Heather Tynan (Episode 11: Living in the Light Today)
- Lily Percy (Episode 40: Stories that Change Us)