30!!!….

If you didn’t notice from the images above and my blog title today, it’s my 30th Birthday!  I don’t know how I feel about it.  I mentioned a couple of times that I was having anxiety approaching this decade of my life but now that it’s finally here, I woke up feeling the same exact way that I did yesterday when I was 29.  Age is truly just a number and I don’t think it should define you as a person.

I have to reflect on my 20′s.  I think the 20′s were one of the hardest years for me.  I went through a lot but I also had a lot of important and monumental moments.  I transferred to a college where little did I know I would end up meeting my husband.  I met Mike and we have been together ever since.  We graduated college together.  It makes me happy to think that we were both sitting in the same spot together on our college graduation day.  We moved in together, we got engaged, we got married and now we are expecting our first baby.  There have been many milestones in my 20′s but also a lot of hardships.  I’m ready to embrace this new moment of my life.

When I think about my 30′s, I try to think of all happy moments.  I’m thinking of the fact that in a few short months, I will be holding our baby and looking it in the eyes and saying, “I am your Mommy.”  Those are words I never thought I would ever get the chance to say and now I will have the chance to do that in my 30′s.  I’m hopeful that in this decade, Mike and I will have the opportunity to purchase our own home and that I will truly know career wise where my life will take me.  I also hope for the opportunity to become a mother for a second time but I see that definitely later in my 30′s!  I need a bit of a break after this one.

When looking into turning 30, I’m trying to see the positive instead of the negative.  Life doesn’t always work out the way that you want it to and I have experienced that more times than I care to share.  I try to look at things as optimistically as I possibly can but I expect the unexpected.  I am ready to embrace this new chapter of my life.

I’m looking forward to coming home from work today and celebrating with my favorite people!  I will be getting my favorite food in the entire world, Mexican food!  I will be celebrating with Mike, Melissa and my mom!  Hopefully Oliver too.  I couldn’t ask for a more perfect way to spend my birthday than surrounded by people who love and support me.  Oh, and the thought of a delicious birthday cake calling my name helps too!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a recap of my day.

Have a lovely Thursday and thank you for joining me and following my life.  It means a lot to me!

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6 Responses

  1. Happy Birthday!!! :-)

  2. Aww happy birthday, sweet Hope! I am so happy for your 30 years of life and another year of our friendship! :)

  3. Happy Birthday!! I hope it’s been lovely. Wishing you nothing but joy and sunshine in this new decade! <3

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