Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday...my 30th birthday!  

As I said on Monday, I had been alternating between dread and resignation as this large, even numeral loomed ahead.  This past weekend, I began to become excited about it and have even embraced it.  

Last night as I was leaving work, a co-worker said, "Enjoy the last night of your 20s."  I guess it really was.  I had never thought about it in that respect in all my mulling over the thought of being 30.  It made me feel like I should be doing something big and important.  Did I?  I did.  I spent a quiet night at home with my loves.  

After Roxy fell asleep last night, I spent time just thinking about the past.

Did I do something extremely foolish?  Several things, in fact.  Dating a kleptomaniac and gambling addict are two at the top, along with quitting college - not once, but twice.

Did I do anything worthwhile?  Yep.  My daughter is the best thing that has ever happened to me and being her mother is the most worthwhile thing I could ever do.  I also finally finished that degree after eight years and three schools and married the love of my life.

Do I have regrets?  You bet.  But without those life experiences, I wouldn't be the person I am today.

Is 30 really going to be that bad?  No.  Its just a number.  I'm blessed to have lived 30 years and I look forward to the next 30...even though that means turning 40 and 50 and {gasp} 60!

I'm hoping to get a 30 for 30 list up soon, but I am still struggling with things I hope to accomplish this year.  Any suggestions?  

For now, I am going to go to work and jam out to Gary Allan's new CD, Set You Free.

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