The Big 3-0!
Turning 30 has meant so much to me. A few years ago I would have been more excited about the party that I wanted to plan for this major birthday accomplishment rather than the goals I would have reached getting here. On my 30th birthday I took a mental trip down memory lane and was so overwhelmed by how much I have accomplished.
Of course I wanted a party to celebrate too. But let anyone from my family and Coke included tell you, “You can’t have a party and a wedding”. So I was stuck with the wedding. I guess that’s more important anyhow. But no really! The last year has been one of the best of my life. Then looking back on the last 5 years I really can’t complain there either. I am so happy with my life. The last 29 years have taught me so much. So much so that turning 30 feels like an honor. A really good work friend told me years ago that your 30s are the best years of your life. And I can’t even disagree.
This year I will be getting married! My family will grow from two to four. I am moving to a super fun city. I will be investing more of my time into my brand. I plan to do more traveling! I am more of a woman now than I ever thought I could be. I am writing my second book and working on a podcast. I mean I just feel like I actually have my stuff together. And even more importantly, I love myself more than I ever thought possible.
On my 30th birthday I spent half of my day at an interview. I know fun right (rolls eyes). The funniest thing about that interview was that they offered me a job and I felt okay with turning it down. I thought on that a day later and was like “Had this been two or three years ago I would have taken anything given to me.” But at 30 there is more than just anything. I want more than just what’s given to me. I want the things that God desires for me. I want the job and the life that was meant for me. At 30 I feel more confident in taking risk. And not the ones where you just jump out into thin air hoping that you fly. I take the risk meaning I only strive for the best. I only settle for what God tells me is right for me. I jump out into that thin air KNOWING that I will fly!
God has brought me a mighty long way, like the old saints say! But it’s so true. I have never felt so close to God and in the purest sense. I have never been so happy to be me!! I don’t really have a care in the world. There are the everyday things that annoy us all. But man, I tell ya, 30 gives you a sense of peace. In the last 30 years God has been shaping me to reach this point and he sure did a pretty good freaking job!