12.17.2012

I'm 30

I had a big birthday on Saturday.

30.


I think I'm supposed to be having a crisis over reaching this milestone, but I don't think I could be more excited about it.

I spent my teen years living like an idiot.  Hanging out with people not worth my time and doing a lot of things that probably should have killed me.

My twenties were full of ups and downs.

When I think back over the last 10 years it seems like way too much life change, good and bad, were squeezed in there.  I was trying to find myself and trying to please everyone around me.  I was learning what it meant to be a wife and a mom.  I adopted both my babies, started homeschooling, and fell more in love with my husband then I ever knew I could.  I lost some of the people I most admired and almost lost my brother.

I grew up in my twenties.

And now, I'm 100% sure my thirties are going to rock.

I know who I am and what I stand for and I am comfortable in my own skin.

I've given up on caring if other people like my outfit or my words or what I feed my kids.

I can love people even if I don't agree with all of their choices.

I know that the World is big, but not so big that we can't find the things we are meant to find.

After a few spoiled and almost carried out surprises, I ended up celebrating locally.


Pampered at the salon in the morning, opening the most perfect gifts in the afternoon, and a date to a surprise location that ended up being a Winter Wonderland and so much fun.

Even though the surprises that almost happened would have blown my mind, I had the best day ever.  Contentment filled my heart and it was so very clear to see how lucky I am.

This life is good.


I have a lot of goals for my next decade.

They involve loving deeper, giving more freely, taking better care of myself, and slowing down enough to live each day.  I want to make more time for the friend's that carry me through and travel more.  I'm going to read more books and spend more time outside.

First few goals crossed off: 
spend time feeling pretty, wear more jewelry, paint my nails.

It's going to be good.

Hello 30.  I'm ready for you.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you had a FABULOUS birthday :) Here's to a FABULOUS year!
Amy K.

Amber said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your day!!! I'm even more excited about what 30 is going to bring us!!!

Oh, and thank you again for spoiling me on your birthday weekend! : )

Love ya!

Milk and Honey Mommy said...

Nicole,

Happy belated birthday. Wow an iPad and a pastel blue box. Yep! Great gifts.

The 30s are totally cool and it just keeps getting better.

Meg said...

Happy Birthday! Now that's I'm past the midpoint and very firmly in the "late 30s" category, I'm coming to the conclusion that 30-something isn't as old as I once thought it was! LOL

Kelsey said...

You are making me definitely not so nervous about turning that number :) If you rock at 30+ the way you rocked at being 29, I'd say you'll be freaking awesome!!! Much love to you!!

Sarah said...

The 30's do rock! You look beautiful :)

Little for a Little While said...

Love this! I turned 30 in June and I agree that I am so much more secure in who I am now than I was in my twenties, and its an awesome feeling! Happy Birthday!