Friday, May 4, 2018

Reflecting on Turning 30

In 4 months from tomorrow, I turn 30. When I stop to think about that, it honestly is a little scary.  It makes me feel old.  Everyone says that age is just a number, and hopefully I can keep that saying in mind on a more frequent basis.

It feels like just yesterday I was in high school and going to the movies with my friends.  It wasn't as recent as I imagine though since high school was 13 years ago now.  I can't believe that! 

I'm in a place in my life where people are first getting married and having children, so it's not the norm where I live to be married in your early 20's and have kids right away.  My friends are all significantly older than me and chose to have children later in life.  I like the fact that I had Scarlett at 26 and will be always be a younger mom.  

I met my husband when I was 19 and we've been together ever since.  We celebrate 5 years of marriage this year and 11 years together in total.  That also boggles my mind.  My birthday is 5 days after our anniversary.   The years just fly on by! 

I'm happy with where life has taken me thus far, and I did a lot before having a child.  I went to college in NYC, worked many jobs, met a lot of people, and just experienced life in my 20's.  I've traveled and seen the world and I hope to do even more traveling in this next decade of my life.  You could say that I'm not the same person in some ways as I was five years ago, and that's ok.  

Life is all about learning and growing in order to be the best person possible.  Certain events and people shape your life for the better, or sometimes in a not so negative light.  I think it's important to learn from those times and use them as life lessons.  

I hope that my 30's bring lots of happiness, health, and great surprises along the way.  Goodbye 20's, it's time for a new chapter of life! 

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