Yesterday, I officially started the last year of my 20′s. Next year I will be the big 3-0. Everybody says that when you’re young, 30 seems sooo old… and then you get there (or almost there) and suddenly it doesn’t seem very old anymore. I beg to differ. I still wonder where in the world the time went! Are you kidding? I am going to be 30 next year? WHAT?!? Yeah, yeah, yeah. You’re only as old as you feel… age is only a number… young at heart… all that stuff. (Not to mention the you know what I might end up catching from some of my “more mature” friends for saying 30 is old )
I think the funniest thing about it all is that 29 is so weird. It’s kind of a “who cares” birthday. You’re not a cool 20-something anymore (yes – TECHNICALLY you are… but just go with me…). You’re not really one of the big end in zero age birthdays. You’re just 29.
Well, I’m a at least a happy 29. Not to mention a pretty darn lucky 29. The things going on in our lives right now are so amazing. Sure, I am ALWAYS behind in EVERYTHING (work, housecleaning, socializing, cooking…), but there is so much to be behind in! My son is growing and learning and doing so many amazing things every single day. My husband has a great job, is the father every little boy wants to have, and the husband who continues to grow, love, and age right by my side. We have FINALLY moved back to North Carolina – closer to our family, to friends, to the places we grew up. I’m able to work at home and take advantage of amazing travel opportunities and adventures. I really just sit back and wonder what in the world we did for all of this. I’m grateful… we’re grateful… and I’m working to enjoy it.
I think that’s a good goal for my 29th year – ENJOY IT! Don’t miss out on the great 29th year just because I’m waiting for the decade to end. Don’t stress about the messy kitchen and miss the fun in the living room with Atticus. Don’t worry about how much I need to get more in shape… just go and enjoy the exercise (Yes, I’m typically one of those weird people who ENJOY it ) . Don’t fret over how quickly dinner needs to get on the table, enjoy the cooking and joy of being around the table with my family.
Okay, so now my rainbow painted, unicorn filled dreams have been laid out there. Here we go 29. This year…? I’m going to ENJOY IT!