Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my 30th birthday! And you know, I’m excited. Truly I am. I’m ready to close the chapter that is my 20s and start a new one with my 30s. I feel like it’s a fresh start in my life. And I can’t wait to see what this life holds for me.

When I was turning 27/28, I was worried about getting closer to 30. I don’t know why. I just didn’t like the thought of it. I felt so old already. But in this last year, I’ve changed my outlook. Maybe the inevitability of it hit me. But mostly I think I’m ready to embrace it. How can 30 really be that much different than 29?

So many people (women especially) say they are 29 and holding (or something similar). Not me. I am 30 years old and proud. I have been through many things in my 30 years. I have learned so much. I am still young and I have a lot of life to look forward to.

I’ve always enjoyed having a summer birthday. And with it being so close to the 4th of July there are always lots of get-togethers, cookouts, picnics, fireworks, festivals, and other great summer fun going on. Tomorrow is only supposed to reach a high of 76 here. I think that will be the coolest birthday on record for me (probably not, but I don’t remember any cool birthdays).

The plans for my big day? Ehh, not much. Matt and Zachariah are taking me out for dinner. I get to chose where. That’s about it. Maybe I’ll get out of the house for a while with Zachariah. I got a check from my grandma, so maybe I can find something to get with it. (I just saw an ad for the new “Dance on Broadway” Wii game, and it looks like fun!) Otherwise, it’s just a normal day. I’m sure I’ll do laundry and dishes and scrub the toilet.

And you know what? I don’t care. That’s my life, and I love my life. So, Happy 30th Birthday to me!


Becky said...

Happy Birthday! I love your attitude - I was excited when I turned 30 too (7 years ago). Hope you have a great day and an awesome holiday weekend!

d e v a n said...

Happy happy birthday!

Fran said...

Happy Birthday MommyDaisy! I turned 30 two days before our middle one turned 3 so we had a big combo party. It was so much fun! Every year since I have celebrated the ___ anniversary of my 30th birthday because nothing will top that one (until I get to 40?). Have a great day and tell us where you pick for dinner!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, you young thing. I hope you have a fabulous day!!

Scottish Twins said...

Happy Birthday!!

I'll be joining the 30 club in January and I completely get what you are saying about being at peace with turning 30. I'm kind of excited about it!

I hope you have a wonderful day and holiday weekend :)

Jana said...

Happy Birthday! The 30's are fun - you're gonna love 'em!

2Forgetful said...

Happy Birthday, Mommy Daisy! Hope you enjoy all of the fireworks.

I turned 30 in December and, I didn't really mind. Having two 4-year olds and a husband who is 5 years older than me kind of makes me feel older than I am anyway.

Pam said...

Happy Birthday!! X