Thirty-two years into this thing called life and I ask myself this question continually. Will I ever truly know? Are you ever truly finished becoming who you are? If so, how would you know? What does a finished person look like? If I get definitive answers to these questions I’ll be sure to let you know, but for now I’ll just enjoy this season of self discovery. That’s what I’ve deemed this decade between thirty and forty years of age. My twenties were a period of self absorption. I was completely selfish in that my only objective was to have fun. While being selfish and narcissistic are generally distasteful traits, I have to admit it was actually awesome to live without a care in the world and travel with my girlfriends. Single, saved, and sassy it was all about ME.
Fast-forward to my late twenties and the stress of college was becoming overwhelming, my new found love was chipping away the cynicism I’d guarded my heart with, and the crushing reality that the outcome of my life was completely up to me had me quite frankly terrified. Turning thirty was bittersweet because I entered real adulthood…and I desperately wanted a do-over. I remember saying “I don’t wanna adult anymore” but PHEAA and my creditors were right there to remind me that was not an option. So needless to say, I’ve spent the last two years making major accomplishments and major mistakes. I’ve learned how to press in to God and gain strength from His love and His word. I’ve discovered the things I need to change about my character and the beautiful things that make me unique.
Life after thirty has been crazy insightful. It’s been tough, don’t get me wrong, but I feel like I’m much closer to answering that constant question: Who is Kira Keys? If what I’ve learned so far is any indication, she’s pretty amazing. Stay close to find out for yourself! XO – Kira