Thursday, November 12, 2009


Today, November 12th, is my half birthday! Exactly 6 months from today my 20's Farewell Tour will come to an end and I will be entering the next decade of my life!!

I have to admit I'm not quite as freaked out about turning 30 as I thought I would be. Granted when I was growing up I figured that by the age of 30 I would be married and have my 2.5 children and white picket fence. But even though none of that has happened yet I'm okay with where I am right now in my life.

--I have an amazing man that I will be marrying exactly 10 days after my 30th birthday
--I have a group of wonderful girlfriends that I've known for years
--My family has started to move past some of the drama that has been hanging over our heads
--I have a pretty good job that pays fairly well and even though it's not my dream job and I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, I can't really complain too much.
--I have two adorable fur children that make me smile daily
--And of course I have my health

I'm looking forward to the next decade of my life. A lot of my friends are older and from what I can tell they are loving their 30's. To be honest most of my 20's was a hot mess for me. I was constantly chasing after inappropriate guys that didn't treat me well, going on dates like it was my job and basically just having a quarter life crisis. But over the past 2 years things have calmed down a lot and I have grown much more comfortable in my own skin. I think there are only amazing things left to come and I can't wait to see them.

Happy 1/2 Birthday to Me!!


bananas. said...


i still have a couple years before the big 3-0 but i have to say one thing i will NOT miss about the 20's is the naive, weak, unconfident and lost girl that i was at times. i think the 20's is about finding yourself and the 30's is about being yourself.

Marian said...

Happy Half birthday love. That cake, it looks delicious!!! I love me some chocolate frosting.

Kym said...

happy half birthday to you!!! are you gonna have a half party? ;P i'm glad you're at this point in your life and HAPPY, it gives you something to look forward to in the next chapter of your life :) happy thursday!

Summer B. said...

Happy HALF Bday! The 30s is where its at!

Kristin said...

What a sublimely positive post. Can you send some of that my way lady. I'm so not diggin' the fact that I'm turning 31 in 10 days. EEEK!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Happy Half bday!!!! I love this post...I have a couple years to go and I'm DONE with my 20's...been a freakin weird ass ten years. So happy you're in a good place my love!

The Thirty-Something Bride said...

Hey! Just read your comment on my blog....

You can totally DIY your bouquet too for a fraction of the cost. I was going to do it, but it came down to a time/stress issue. I bought a bag of football mums and miniroses at the grocery store and made a trial bouquet. It was totally easy and CHEAP!

Happy 1/2 Birthday. The 30's are really good, I promise. It's the 40's I'm starting to worry about! :)

Annie said...

you are too cute!!
happy half birthday to you beautiful!!
glad you are happy and in love! :)
hope you have a great weekend!!

Gracie said...

Happy half birthday to you! You seem very comfortable with yourself and confident. I only hope that I will be the same as I learn to accept myself more.

Chocolate Lover said...

Happy belated half birthday! And a great post! Happy to be following along on your journey!

Tanner's Mom said...

Hey! Just ran across your blog. Your life seems a lot like mine, except I have a almost 2 yr old. I am getting married June 26th 2010 and I turn 30 Nov.

I agree my twenties were a disaster until I met my FH and had my baby boy!!!