Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Posted on my personal blog today:


Today is my 30th birthday! And you know, I’m excited. Truly I am. I’m ready to close the chapter that is my 20s and start a new one with my 30s. I feel like it’s a fresh start in my life.  And I can’t wait to see what this life holds for me.

When I was turning 27/28, I was worried about getting closer to 30. I don’t know why. I just didn’t like the thought of it. I felt so old already. But in this last year, I’ve changed my outlook. Maybe the inevitability of it hit me. But mostly I think I’m ready to embrace it. How can 30 really be that much different than 29?

So many people (women especially) say they are 29 and holding (or something similar). Not me. I am 30 years old and proud. I have been through many things in my 30 years. I have learned so much. I am still young and I have a lot of life to look forward to.

I’ve always enjoyed having a summer birthday. And with it being so close to the 4th of July there are always lots of get-togethers, cookouts, picnics, fireworks, festivals, and other great summer fun going on. Tomorrow is only supposed to reach a high of 76 here. I think that will be the coolest birthday on record for me (probably not, but I don’t remember any cool birthdays).

The plans for my big day? Ehh, not much. Matt and Zachariah are taking me out for dinner. I get to chose where. That’s about it. Maybe I’ll get out of the house for a while with Zachariah. I got a check from my grandma, so maybe I can find something to get with it. (I just saw an ad for the new “Dance on Broadway” Wii game, and it looks like fun!) Otherwise, it’s just a normal day. I’m sure I’ll do laundry and dishes and scrub the toilet.

And you know what? I don’t care. That’s my life, and I love my life.

15 comments:

PACountryMouse said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SARAH! Welcome to your Thirties! I have to say that so far I have been enjoying my 30's MUCH better than I did my 20's. I'm sure you will love being 30, too!

Firefly said...

Happy Birthday!

Esther - TTBM said...

Happy Birthday Sarah! have a fantastic birthday and blessings to you!

Fab Kate said...

Happy Birthday!

Katrina said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day. :)

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psyche said...

Happy birthday!

MamaTink said...

Happy Birthday!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday! My 30th is coming up in November. Fear for me. I hope I'm ok with it too when it comes!

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Emily said...

Happy birthday to you! As one of those 27 year-olds, I can relate to that feeling of dreading 30. My mom always tells me that the best is yet to come! :)

Matt said...

Happy birthday, Gorgeous!!

Julia said...

Happy Birthday!!

sweetpea08 said...

Happy Birthday! I love your outlook on closing the door to the 20's and a fresh start to the 30's. I turn 30 next year...I still have to his 29 later this year...and I think I will try and look at it the way you do...rather than freaking out that I'm 30! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

2Forgetful said...

Okay, I am shamelessly wishing you a happy birthday for an extra entry in the Safety First DVD giveaway. If it's any comfort, I do want you to have a Happy Birthday and expressed that on your other blog way before I saw the giveaway. :-)

Happy Birthday!!!!!

deanna said...

happy 30. I'll be there soon to (don't tell)
xoxoxo