Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Turning 30...

So Friday was my 30th birthday. :-)

I've never thought turning the big 3-0 was a big deal.  Because it's just not.

But something weird DID happen with me a few days before my birthday.

I started getting this funny feeling.  It was like I needed to hang onto something.  Like I should have been DOING something to cherish my last few days in my 20s.  I even grabbed a couple of friends at work to be in my "Last Day in My 20s" picture.


Still 29!


Ha!

But those little weird feelings ended up being a whole bunch of nothing.  Just silly jitters about no longer being able to say I'm "20-something." So silly.

The night before before my birthday, I went to bed so happy.  I felt really good.  My 20s have been good to me, y'all -- lots of cool things happened.  I:
  • Graduated college
  • Got married
  • Bought a house
  • Got my masters 
  • Had a baby
While all of these are common life occurrences, I don't take any of them for granted.  I've been blessed.  I've also made a LOT of mistakes, learned a lot of lessons, and grown so much as a person.  I imagine I'll be doing that for the rest of my life, but it's amazing how much the journey itself teaches.

I had it all planned out, y'all (didn't we all?).  By 30, I'd be married, in a career I love, I'll own my home, have a degree or two, and be a mother of THREE.  Ha!  Don't you just love how God reminds you that HE is in control of all of this?  His plan for me just HAPPENED to be similar to mine -- but the joke's still on me. I don't control any of this.

I still have so much to look forward to.  I'm now convinced that when you turn 30, the party's just beginning. :-)

Here are a few pics from my birthday weekend.  We didn't really do anything special FOR my birthday, but there were lots of life's little treasures mixed in (a football win, chocolate cake, etc.).

This big sign was taped to the wall near the classroom when I showed up to work Friday. Ha! :-) 

Another co-worker brought my favorite desserts -- YaYa's Chocolate Cake from Zoe's. 
(If you've never tried this, DON'T. Trust me.)

My mom came and stayed with us a night.  She went to the football game with us Friday, and then we had Japanese for lunch on Saturday.

It was our (my husband's school's) homecoming, and we got us a good win!


And then the cards, texts, phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages -- that just never gets old to me.  I appreciate them all.  This was a sweet one sent to me by one of my dearest friends.

I also came through on my birthday present to myself:  to become a runner.  I started the Couch-to-5K program back in June, finished it in August, and have run nine miles a week since then.  I've been skeptical about calling myself a "runner," but when you run three miles a day, three days a week, I'd say you've earned it.  So Happy Birthday to me. :-)

It was a good birthday. Turning 30 was fun. 

Now my HUSBAND turns 33 TODAY.  Happy Birthday to him!

Have a great week, y'all!

Love,
G

1 comment:

  1. Aww happy belated friend...30 is definitely the best time of our lives and God is in control all the time!

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