Happy Friday!! I’m home from work today with Madelyn because she’s showing signs of some sort of not so great illness. Normally, I’d let her go to daycare with common cold symptoms, but with everything going around these days, I decided to keep her home from daycare and make a doctor appointment.
We spent a good chunk of our morning watching Elmo and tucking him in for a nap on the floor.
Did you know that the Elmo on the phone is not the same Elmo on TV? True story. Sesame street came on TV (our BIG screen) and Madelyn cried and cried for the Elmo on Youtube via my phone instead. Technology is a blessing and curse all in one.
So today marks the 30 day countdown until…I turn THIRTY!!!
I remember turning 25 (and that being a milestone birthday for me) and thinking, “I’ll have ‘it’ all figured out by the time I’m thirty.” And some days, I still don’t have a clue. I used to dread the idea of turning 30. I don’t know if it was my own personal issue or society’s negative view of turning thirty. Maybe a little bit of both. But now, I can honestly say that I’m looking forward to entering this new decade and leaving my twenties in the past where it belongs. Don’t get me wrong, I had a TON of highlights in my twenties and I lived them as fully as I could, but I also made some pretty silly (and stupid) mistakes that I know are all part of learning and growing up.
Some of my favorite moments of my twenty something life:
-Traveling to London & Paris to visit a college roomie
-Venturing to NYC with my mom after college graduation and winning the Sex & The City trivia on the SATC tour. I’m pretty sure I knew 100% of the questions, resulting in winning extra cupcakes from Magnolia bakery 🙂 Oh Carrie Bradshaw…so many life lessons learned (and applied) from watching SATC.
-Running (and not dying) my first ever marathon.
Throughout the last 10 years, I’ve learned just how strong I am, being challenged in every way possible. I’ve learned the meaning of true friendship and the importance of having good girlfriends by your side. I’ve learned that sometimes its best to just sit and listen. That it’s okay to cry or ask for help, it’s not a sign of weakness. That life doesn’t always turn out as we had hoped, expected or planned for but that there is a reason we are on the journey we are on. That life has no deadlines or expiration dates and that you don’t have to accomplish X (marriage/babies) by the time you’re Y (25,27,29 etc…).
So, cheers to turning 30 and embracing this age with open arms! Can’t wait to see what the year has in store for me 🙂
Question of the Day: To my thirty something or older friends out there, what’s been the best thing about being a 30 something? Was there any age you dreaded turning?