I’ve come up on a milestone in my life, and not exactly one I’ve been working towards. Rather, it’s one of those milestones that just happens to you. Today I am 30!
I remember a few years ago in my mid-twenties thinking “Thank God I’m not 30!” Haha, and then it happens to you and you can choose to accept it with grace or dread it (like most people I know.) What’s wrong with being 30?! (or 40, 50, etc.) I think we’ve believed for a long time that the peak of our lives is when we are young and beautiful, but maybe things like wisdom, experience and humbleness are the things that actually enhance our lives more. I know that in the last 10 years I have experienced so much that has challenged me and I’ve grown from it. I feel that I can look at myself today and know that, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become a better version of myself. Yes, I have a few more wrinkles and darker circles under my eyes, and I have to work a hell of a lot harder to keep my body in shape – but would I give up the lessons I’ve learned to have my 20 year old body back? I think no!
I’m choosing to look at all the positives and believe that I haven’t passed the climax years of my life, but that they’re actually just ahead of me.
I love celebrating my birthday by taking some good time off with friends and family. This year I’m going to to brunch with my hubby and dinner with my family tonight. Tyler and I also have plans to do a staycation at a cute spot this weekend.
This past year has been such an exciting year. I’ve been able to watch TAKE AIM grow a ton and I’ve had so many amazing experiences traveling and meeting cool people. I have a lot of exciting plans coming up this year too and seriously can’t wait to share them with you guys.
Birthdays are a great time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next, and on this birthday I am very, very grateful. So. Much. Love. <3