Yes, I am thirty years old! And yes, I am still getting used to it (that explains the million and one birthday posts!)! But I must say, I am very excited about it, and I actually feel magnificent! Not only physically (which I have my healthy lifestyle to thank for), but as a complete, well rounded adult!
Indulge me a bit, and I will tell you why I am just so gosh darn excited about my thirties, and why you also, should not be shuttering at the thought of becoming a thirty year old (for those of you already in or past your thirties, wohoo for you!).
Now that I am in my thirties, I feel I have reached a level of maturity that I am proud of, which is to say that I am more mature in some ways, but still super silly and a total child at heart (just take a look at my cake smash pictures if you don't believe me!) in others.
I also have a better grasp of my emotions (which is amazing!), I have started speaking slower, and more deliberately, choosing my words carefully, so as to better convey my meaning, and I have felt happier and more at peace than I have in years!
I feel so excited to be entering into this new era, with a plan for the future, and hopes and dreams I look forward to accomplishing. If I accomplished so much, and had such a blast when I was twenty, broke, and searching for answers, I believe there is no limits to what I will achieve, and the fulfillment, and prosperity I will be basking in, in the next decade of my life! In this next decade, I will have the advantage of the accumulation of twenty nine years of; tragedies experienced, lessons learned, strength gained, will power tested, and a whole lot of life experienced. I will use these lessons to continue growing as a person, giving as I should, loving as I was meant to, and being the force to be reckoned with, that I know I am.
A few more things that I'm super excited about being thirty; I think I look better than I did in my twenties, I finally feel like a woman (as opposed to a 19 year old girl, like I have for so long), and I am so much smarter, wiser, and confident than I was as a youngster! It is a great feeling!
It all began on Saturday morning, when I did my epic cake smash photo shoot. Be sure to check out all the cake smash pictures!
This party was for multiple people's birthdays, and when they found out it was my birthday also, my name got thrown into the mix, and after midnight the dj announced that it was my birthday. He said, "I'm not gonna tell you how old she is, but she's hot, and that's all that matters!" We had such a blast dancing the night away, drinking jello shots, and celebrating! We crashed at our friend's house, falling asleep at about six in the morning.
We ended up in Cleveland, where Nick combined two of my favorite things; big cities, and mystery novels! He asked me a series of questions, and every question I answered led us to a different place in Cleveland, where we did a different activity! I loved the mystery of it, and being in charge of our fate, even if I didn't know exactly which fate I was choosing!
Also, be sure to check out "My Top 30 Moments of my 30 Years of Life!"
Peace Love and Thoughts from a Thirty Year Old