Something shifts inside you when you turn 30.
(which was last year for me)
It’s just one of those things you feel when it happens.
Similar to when you hit 20 but obviously you have another decade under your belt so, you know more.
Your emotions are more developed.
Your tolerance levels are higher, your goals have shifted and your life’s path just looks different.
So many things I once worried about have vanished.
Shallow friendships have ended.
Many, many mistakes were made but learned from.
Having the experience of my 20’s under my belt, has molded me into quite the woman.
I'm proud of who I am, where I'm going, and don’t regret a thing.
Life is a long game.
By this point I’ve lost, given up, started over, failed, fucked up, not finished, half assed, given way too much, been through an assortment of horrible happenings but have come to realize that’s just part of life!
You live and you learn.
I’ve also loved, played, explored, dreamed, accomplished, won, grown, matured, learned and experienced loads of incredible things along the way.
I'm grateful for it all.
Now 31, I feel more ready than ever for the future and very grounded in the present.
It’s time to share a bit of the journey, the healing, and the knowledge gained through the last decade.
What a ride!!
About the Author & Artist
Megan LaCroix also known as Citrine is the daughter of a Navy Veteran. She’s lived all over the US but has roots in Michigan where her family is from. Spending summers in Northern Michigan exploring nature inspired her to create art work starting with jewelry and photography. She’d spend hours looking for rocks and creating assorted beaded jewelry with her sisters. In 2014 She graduated from University of Michigan School of Art & Design with a BFA then moved to Detroit where she is currently living and working. She is a multi-media artist with ever expanding skills but is best known for her jewelry, screen printing, photography, and paintings. Detroit Graffiti has a significant influence on her painting and drawing style. She’s participated in ArtPrize 2015 & 2021 and currently has a studio in the Village Arts Factory of Canton, MI.