30th Birthday Post: To a New Decade of Living Without Fear

Maribel Duran
3 min readFeb 12, 2020


Me standing in front of the ice museum in Alaska.
Celebrating in Alaska

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail” -Robert H. Schulle

Its 2020, the beginning of a new decade and I also turned 30! I have been reflecting on my life so far and want to share my gratitude and thoughts.


I want to thank this universe, my family, friends, and boyfriend for always believing in me. For lifting me up, for cheering me on and for loving me through the ups and downs. Through childhood, college, graduations, adulthood, exploring the world, discovering EDM, meeting the love of my life, finding a career I love, and learning to live with purpose everyday.

This past decade, my 20s, has been the most transformational time so far. I have grown spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically, I have experienced more than I ever dreamed of and have become more aware my purpose in this lifetime.

My Mission in This Lifetime

My mission is to inspire others to be kind, healthy, happy, and to make a positive impact in this world. Thanks to the support of my family and friends, but also through many hardships I have faced in my life, I have a spark in my heart that moves me towards helping others live a happy and fulfilling life as I continue my journey in this universe.

This universe that has provided me with strength, courage, patience, abundance, love, happiness, success, struggles, and acceptance. I am ready for the new year and the new decade as I continue living this life with more clarity and purpose.

2020 Is The Year To Live Without Fear

2020 will be the year of living without fear. To live where we can attempt to do all the things without being held back by limiting beliefs. What is life like when we cannot fail? When we only learn and grow from experiences. I have always lived under a blanket of fear. Always feared of getting in trouble or not being good enough.

It will be a year of being more kind to myself and others around me. I will love, care, accept, and improve on myself so that I can continue making a positive impact in the people around me. I will continue giving others the resources to be happy, kind, and healthy. This will be the decade where I start focusing on my finances so that I can set myself up for continued success as I grow older. I want to focus on living freely and at peace. This will be the decade where I look at things with more curiosity instead of fear. It will be another decade of lifting others up as I continue lifting myself up.

We can accomplish anything we want in this lifetime as long as we stay true to ourselves. As long as we stay kind, humble, and work hard for what we believe in.

Catching the Northern Lights



Maribel Duran

Software Developer living in the Bay Area. Spending my time Running | Hiking | Coding. Here to share inspiration :)