It amazes me that today I turned 30. Whoa, 30! As much as it is crazy to think I’m no longer in my 20’s it also feels completely right. It’s kind of strange actually – some days I feel like I’m still 21, but I am quickly snapped back to reality when I talk with an actual 21 year old for any extended period of time. Other days it seems like I’ve been in my 30’s for a couple years. Maybe it’s due to the fact that most of my girlfriends that are in the same stage of life as me passed the 30 mark a few years ago.
Regardless, I’m thrilled to start this journey into a new decade. To me, thirty is the perfect age and I have a feeling these next years ahead are going to be just as great as the past 10! Reflecting back on my 20’s it’s hard to believe how much my life changed. While the blessings sure outweighed the heartache it’s still hard not to be completely in awe of how much occurred in just ten short years. I went from being a crazy college girl to finding the guy of my dreams; became a wife; bought our first home; began in the position that started to shape my career; had two perfect babies; bought our second home; and shortly thereafter moved across the state for a new job which lead to the purchasing of our third home (yikes!).
I did not expect to be celebrating my 30th birthday with a new little miracle growing inside me. Oh yeah, for those who didn’t know, our third and last baby is due end of March 2015 (more on that soon)! I assumed I would be having a wild celebration (maybe in Vegas) surrounded by my family and friends, but I guess I’ll have to save that for my 35th or 40th birthday. I wouldn’t have it any other way though. For this, my thirtieth birthday, I am perfectly content and truly happy – and for that I am very thankful. I’ll be perfectly happy with a simple celebration with my sweet family (with cake and ice cream of course) and an early bedtime. I am just in awe of the blessings up to this point in my life and I already know my thirtieth year is going to be a wonderfully exciting ride! Cheers to thirty!