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Welcome to thirty-ville

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thirty is not old. It's not something to be ashamed of or scared or anything of. It's just three decades of living, of experience, of learning.

I always thought when I turned thirty that I would feel something different, but honestly, I keep forgetting that I'm not in my twenties anymore. Nothing has changed, really. I'm still a grad student, still a teacher, still a mom. I still work hard and play harder. I still have the best friends in the world and an awesome boyfriend and the greatest kids ever.

Still, I have crossed a milestone. I know that I am getting older. Wiser. Better. :) But still older.

However, I am not going to let that stop me. I have so much left I want to do, so much life to live, that I really feel like everything is just starting. I know I've done a lot in the past 29 years - had two children, graduated from college, worked as a journalist, taught at a major university- but I still have a list a mile long of accomplishments I've yet to make. I'm looking forward to thirty, to thirty-one, to thirty-five, to forty and forty-five and fifty-five and every number after that. I'm looking forward to living and loving and smiling and laughing everyday from now on. I'm looking forward to continuing growing older.

Every day is a gift, and I'm thankful for each one I've had so far. But now, I'm ready to move on, to look at today and tomorrow. I know it's corny and cliche and the title of a country song, but here's to the next thirty years. :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DNS9264 4/4/2011 10:50PM

    Thanks, everyone! I'm ready to kick off a new chapter in my life. All the encouraging words are a big help. :)

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SHAWNEDA 4/2/2011 6:10PM

    Great attitude! Revelation is a great thing.

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ANNESYLVIA 4/1/2011 2:32PM

    My thirties was my favorite decade so far. I got my master(8 years after my BS). I went to Italy one year, Spain another, France, England & many islands. I met and married my DH and had 2 beautiful children. As so far forties is not bad either.

Enjoy your thirties!


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BRGREER 4/1/2011 12:17PM

    So true! Happy birthday!

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MCLAFLIN 4/1/2011 8:57AM

    Thirty is just a number, and life is what we make it. Sounds like you are content, but still have some goals. Awesome!

So glad you are back on here! Thanks for the smiley face!

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NEEBREW 4/1/2011 7:08AM

    Happy Birthday! I think that people tend to dread growing older if they aren't living the life they desire. I believe that if you live each year with fervor then you have no regrets. I look forward to getting older now that I'm taking care of myself... I feel I get better every year! I'm so glad you do too!

Renee :)

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ONENEL 3/31/2011 9:41PM

    You go girl!! Happy Birthday

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