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The Last Day of My Twenty-Eighth Year.....


Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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Tomorrow is my birthday! emoticon I'm turning 29, creeping closer and closer to thirty..... emoticon emoticon

Which honestly doesn't scare me anymore! When I was twenty, I thought thrity was lifetimes away, that I would have everything figured out and perfectly in place by then, the job, the house, the family...the life. I also thought it would take much longer to get here than it has....time REALLY flies!

I may not have my dream job, but I have a great job, and it has given me flexibility to deal with the multiude of family issues that I've had these past few years without affecting my performance or growth at all.

I may not own a home yet, but I am renting something that I can actually afforrd, so I am able to save up money for when that day actually comes. I can't say that for most of my friends that bought young and are essentially house poor now.

And I don't have a family of my own yet, but I couldn't be happier about that! My siblings and mother keep me busy enough, and I have two nieces and they tire me PLENTY, thank you! I spend enough time with them to KNOW that I am not ready for that committment yet. And anytime I think I might be, I spend a few days with them and remember that no, your 'mom' light isn't on yet, and that is perfectly okay!

Ten years ago, thirty terrified me. I remember telling myself then that if I hadn't lost all the weight I wanted to by then that I would just stop trying. Now I'd NEVER say or think something like that. I KNOW I will get to the finish line, and that I will continue to try as much as I can to push myself and grow, but I'm not putting a stopclock on it. I have to live this way forever for these changes to endure, so what's the rush?

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAKLUCK 8/13/2011 9:40AM

    Great blog! Happy belated birthday! So great to hear you being so honest with yourself!

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STFY31 8/11/2011 1:13PM

    Happy Belated Birthday! :) I am 33 but I figure if I still act like I am 21 then all is well, heehee. I can handle being in my thirties I guess but lately my hubby keeps trying to make me buy a mini van. That is one thing I can not handle. I keep telling him that it will strip away the last of my youth. He just doesn't get it. :)

I hope you had a superb Birthday!

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HAPPYBASKET 8/11/2011 12:52AM

    Now I REALLY feel old. We are celebrating 62 years of marriage tomorrow. OH MY. I like your attitude & Thinking. You will do just fine in life & you can be very proud of yourself. Sad that more people don't look at life a little more seriously.
Happy Birthday!

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TRACYZABELLE 8/10/2011 11:47PM

    Happy Birthday girl~~

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 8/10/2011 12:28AM

    Happy 29th! I love your attitude and enthusiasm! Actually my 30's were pretty awesome! So enjoy them when they get there!

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BONJI40 8/9/2011 4:41PM

    Woohoo! You have the right attitude New! Enjoy 29 tomorrow and look forward to your 30's! I bet it will be the best decade ever!

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SHELLEY140 8/9/2011 11:50AM

    Happy Birthday Tomorrow :)

Wait till you hit your 40's like me...I look at like this, each year I get that much wiser! :)

Great blog...thanks for sharing a bit of you with all of us! :)


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PLATINUM755 8/9/2011 11:49AM

    Happy Early Birthday!...You're taking your birthday in stride, good for you young one! With that attitude, you will make it! Keep pushing, stay focused, think positive and your goals will come to you! emoticon

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INSPIREBYNATURE 8/9/2011 10:05AM

    What a fabulous blog! You are an amazing woman! Happy early birthday beautiful!

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*ERICA* 8/9/2011 9:32AM

    I hit the 29 year mark in February...and honestly 30 scares the crap out of me. I just keep thinking...how did I get here? What happen to my 20s? lol This past decade went way too fast so I'm scared to see what happens when I get into my 30s!
Have a super birthday tomorrow!!!

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