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Friday, September 19, 2014

Pearls of Wisdom - from a 30 year old

Yesterday was my birthday, in case you missed that memo. I'm officially the big 3-0 now, or as I like to say I'm 360 months old. I had to get a new driver's license picture and everything. My 29th year ultimately delivered me to a place of grace, peace and – dare I say, maturity. (everybody who knows me in real life has my permission to laugh at the thought of me being mature). I mean, if Prince Harry can rock 30 then shouldn't I try to do the same?
 
I said it last year on my birthday, and I'll probably forever say it, but getting older is scary for me! The thought of moving into the 30's age bracket literally makes me want to vomit. It feels very "quarter-life crisis-ish". And by that I mean I'm definitely getting a new tattoo soon.

But even so, your birthday is YOUR day to feel loved and I definitely felt the love. Thank you to everyone who called, sent me a text, an email or a card - and especially Erin who sent me flowers!!

I am reminded of the great Carrie Bradshaw's quote about age brackets:
 "Your 20's are to make mistakes, Your 30's are to learn your lessons, your 40's are to pay the drinks."

I most definitely made more than my fair share of mistakes in my 20's. But isn't that what it's all about? Learning who you are and growing into who you want to be. My hope is that my 30's will bring me invaluable life lessons. Lessons of love, faithfulness, family and hope. I solemnly swear to eagerly pass those lessons on to others, over drinks of course, once I reach my 40's.

My only goal for my 30th year is to be in love with my life. Crazy in love with every single minute of it. The good, the bad and even the ugly - just to love it and know that every twist and turn serves a purpose.
 

20 comments:

P!nky said...

Awwww man....i feel like a poophead. I had no idea. let's become facebook friends so I'll never forget again ;)!

30 isn't so scary, I promise. My 20s were fun, but my 30s have been even better. You'll find you're much more happy with everything and where you are in life. HAPPPY BELATED BDAY SWEET FRIEND!

Erin @ Happily Obsessed said...

Trust me I know turning 30 is hard. I swear I thought I was gonna have a break down but being in my 30's has been awesome. You know you are more than you did in your mid 20's and life really starts to get real. Only bad thing - that pint of Ben & Jerry's now takes twice as long to work off! ha!! Love you!

Cassie said...

love this.
love you.
happy, happy birthday again sweet girl. enjoy every second of 30!

Jordon said...

Happy happy belated birthday! May you love life so much more than you could have ever imagined this year!

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

I love that 30 is a fresh new start, at least it felt that way for me after some very trying times in my 20s. 20s are for the birds. Happy birthday and enjoy every minute of your birthday weekend!!!!

Law_Fal said...

Happy birthday and welcome to the 30's club!!!

Amanda aka Manda said...

Love this & you! So glad you had a wonderful birthday! Here's to a great year and many more! xoxo

Stephanie said...

yay!!! Happy 30th birthday :) I'm right behind you in November. 30 will be awesome.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope it was awesome! Trust me, 30 isn't all bad. Wish nothing but the best for you this year!

Shannon Q. said...

Yes! Be crazy in love with your life! It is good and it's got so many crazy fabulous things ahead too! I know it!

Tracy said...

Welcome to the cool kids club my friend!! I promise it's just as fun - just different kind of fun ;) You are on the right path girl, enjoy the ride!! Love ya!

lil desiqua said...

Amen! I'm well into my 30th year, and am LOVING it! It's amazing how much things change between even 29 and 30. Enjoy it, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

The Siberian American said...

Happy 30th Birthday! I love that your goal is to be in love with life! :)

Jennifer Kolb said...

Perfect post!!! Like I keep saying, your 30's will be the best years of your life! Enjoy and remember to live in the moment! Love ya girlie :)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Happy belated birthday! You're gonna rock the shit out of your 30's girl!

Wine and Summer said...

This is so sweet! And Happy Belated Birthday!!

Steph G said...

Happy belated birthday!! My birthday is next spring and I'm actually kind of excited to hit my 30's. Hope you celebrate for at least a month :)

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

girl, i'm turning 39 and let me tell you: the 30s/close to 40s (and 40s) is where it's at. by this time, you're so comfortable in your skin and KNOW WHO YOU ARE. it's so awesome.

here's to 30 and many more great years!!

Jenn said...

Don't be afraid of your thirties...they've been great for me (I only have a year and a half experience but so far, so good!). Just think of all the dumb stuff you did in your 20's that you won't do anymore now that you're in your 30's. I say LIVE IT UP!! :)

Jenn said...

Don't be afraid of your thirties...they've been great for me (I only have a year and a half experience but so far, so good!). Just think of all the dumb stuff you did in your 20's that you won't do anymore now that you're in your 30's. I say LIVE IT UP!! :)