Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

I love this song (although the video is SO whack). I remember being 25, and just wondering how my life was going to turn out.

I am so thrilled that as I sit here, on the eve of my 30th birthday, my life turned out even better than I could have dreamed it to be.

Sure I'm not rich, I don't have a million pairs of shoes or drive a fancy car- but I have a rich life, a life full of love, and I still have something to aspire to over the next 30 years (being rich, duh).

The last 30 years have been incredible. I have nothing but happy memories of my childhood and when I was a teenager, I thought that life just couldn't get any better. I lived high school to the fullest-- participating in sports, clubs, making cheesy music videos with my girlfriends, wearing an afro wig around town, and singing at the top of my lungs with some fun friends that I SO fondly remember.

In my early twenties, I had a blast in college, and after college and graduate school I branched out on my own and moved to a new place without a single friend. When I turned 25 I was living in a tiny one bedroom apartment, making 18,000 dollars per year at my internship. Life was incredible, but it was uncertain too.

I was dreading my late twenties (mostly the getting old part_, but they've turned out the be the best years yet.

I met my husband just shy of my 26th birthday. We were engaged at 27. I had the most incredible wedding-- the wedding of my dreams at 28. At 29, I found out that I was expecting my sweet, darling little son. I've never even met him, but I can't even explain the joy that he already brings me.

I get to meet my newest favorite man in my 30's.

Thirty used to scare the CRAP out of me-- but it doesn't anymore. I welcome my thirties (well 90% of them).

My twenties were fun, adventurous and full of great times. My thirties will be all about family.

I can't wait.