Monday, June 7, 2010

30 Years Gone By

Well, today is the big day. It's the day I join the 30 and up club :) Yup that's right. It's my birthday and my 20's are gone. As of 4:03 AM, this little girl officially became 30 years old.

Some people freak out when they turn another year older. They freak out even more when they hit a "landmark" birthday. But no freak outs here. I'm doing fine. Really, I am! And I think it's because I have so much to look back on and be thankful for. For instance:
  • I married a wonderful man three years ago and in just under two weeks we'll be celebrating our third year anniversary. He's the kind of guy who makes my life complete. I spent almost my entire 20's looking for him and now that I'm 30, I plan to spend the next decades enjoying that I've got him :)
  • I am starting my own business. More details to come as I am currently in the process of getting my web site built and taking care of all the paper work involved in getting my official business license in the state of Utah, but I'm actually going to be doing something I love and I'm trilled about it.
  • I have a beautiful home that my husband and I purchased a year and a half ago. We've spent time turning it from a house into a home that we both love and enjoy spending time in. We've made this place ours and I suspect that somewhere along the course of my 30's, Michael and I will start a family in this home.
  • I've been lucky enough to travel to foreign places, and see so many wonderful things. Including the many trips I have taken in the US, I have also been fortunate enough to see Italy, New Zealand, Germany, France, England, Canada and Alaska and Hawaii (yes I know they are part of the US, but not part of the "Continental US"). 
  • I have a solid education. Although I'm currently working on my final project, I have completed all the course work for my master's degree. I always promised myself that I would further my education and I'm happy to say that by 30 years old, I only have one project left to complete before there is a second college diploma on my wall.
  • I have wonderful friends and family who remind me every day just how lucky I am to be living this life. I have such an amazing support system full of people who make me feel so loved. And they make me laugh too, which is just as important. And I also have an amazing grandma that I share this birthday with. Yesterday she and I were able to spend it with family and I am so blessed to still have her in my life. She's an amazing, strong, loving, and special woman who has given me so many things to be thankful for. Happy Birthday Grandma Mary!!!
  • I still have dreams. Dreams of one day owning a little piece of beach front property, dreams of being successful in my business, dreams of being a loving wife and good mother, dreams of living the next 30 years to their fullest. And as I look at the list I just created above, there's no doubt in my mind that the next 30 will be just as full and happy as the last.

1 comment:

  1. love it. just love it all. thanks for sharing. can't wait for the biz. maybe I'll do it all over again HA