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Take It All In Stride

7 Oct

My 20’s are officially over today. I remember when I was about 21 and I thought 30 sounded old. It seemed like it was so far off in the future and that I had plenty of time until I passed that milestone. I feel like I blinked my eyes and the past 10 years passed in a flash.

It seems for the past 6 months someone would remind me daily that I was going to be 30 any day now. It’s almost like 29 wasn’t acknowledged. I feel like I am handling it ok. When I really sit and think about the time that has passed and all that has happened it gives me a little anxiety. But, for the most part I have decided what good is it gonna do to get upset about it? I can either embrace it or roll over and die and the second one doesn’t sound appealing at all. My mom reminded me today that I would always tell my grandmother on her birthday that age is just a number. And that is the truth. I am a little wiser this year than last (only slightly though), I have created more memories and met goals I had set for myself.

I hope these next 10 years slow down a bit for me but I have a feeling they only go by faster from here on. I think it is always important to set goals for yourself and have something to aspire to. I don’t want to become stagnant in life and just settle for where I am. My goal for this year is simply to live better and be better. I want to think about those around me more, be more considerate in the things I say and make everyday have a purpose. I am sure those seem like cliches but it is truly what I want for my life.

Looking forward to what the year holds.

Currently

25 Sep

Reading: I have finally gotten around to Emily Giffin’s, Where We Belong, and I am loving it. I am a little over halfway done and I don’t want it to end because it is that good. I have actually found myself reading most nights in the past few weeks and it has been super relaxing.

Watching: I haven’t been watching near as much tv as usual. There really hasn’t been much on that has sparked an interest. However, all my favorite fall shows are about to premiere so I am very excited about that. I have been watching Parenthood the last few weeks and it never fails I am sobbing at the end. How can they manage to make each and every episode so darn emotional? I love all the story lines and I get so wrapped up with each of the characters. It looks as though this season there are going to be more tears than ever.

Excited about: All the great deals we scored at Duck Duck Goose last week. Lila’s winter wardrobe is ready and we got it all at a fraction of the price than we would have buying everything brand new. Not only did we get her lots of clothes but I picked her up several toys for Christmas. It is kinda crazy to think we have already started shopping for the holidays but there were such incredible deals I had to take advantage of them.

Loving: The cool, crisp mornings. Fall is by far my favorite time of the year and I try and savor all the little things I love about it. I get so excited when I break out my sweaters and boots for the first time, the warm drinks, and the re-energizing feeling I get. I could definitely live in a fall-like atmosphere all year-round.

Anticipating:Β Our 4 year anniversary coming up in a few days and also my 30th birthday. Some days I am completely fine with the thought of turning 3o and other days it gives me lots of anxiety. I realize there is nothing I can do about it and I would much rather have a birthday than to stop having them but it also makes me realize how quickly these past few years have gone by. I remember when 3o seemed old and it was a distant age somewhere in the future. Now it is but days away.

Keeping busy with: Mobile-making and chasing Lila bug around.

Goals: To start exercising again on good schedule. I did manage to run one night last week but haven’t been consistent. It’s so hard to carve out extra time and I find it almost impossible to sacrifice my sleep time for exercising. I’m really gonna put forth a better effort though.

Thanks to DanielleΒ for providing the original inspiration for this post.