I’m pretty stoked to say that today I am 30 years old! Yes, the big 3-0. And I am so very happy to be turning 30. I think that a lot of your 20’s is about finding yourself. And I’ve done a lot of soul searching over the last decade, and I’ve done a lot of exploring about who I am, what makes me happy (hint: making things is a big part :), and what is my place in the world. I’ve hurdled seemingly insurmountable obstacles. I’ve met and married the love of my life. I’m proud of what I’ve figured out, where I am, and who I am. And I’m ready for the next phase.
So why do I say 30, Flirty, and Thriving? I borrowed the phrase from one of my favorite put-a-smile-on-my-face movies. And I kinda like that Adam rolls his eyes every time I say the phrase :) But, really, it’s about recognizing where I am as well as continuing to challenge myself for the future. There’s no question about me being 30. But to be flirty and thriving, I need to be as self-confident, self-aware, happy, and proud as I can be and I think that all of those are lifelong journeys. I’m so happy with where and who I am right now and so looking forward to where and who I might be in the future!
To help me celebrate, I would love it if you shared not just happy birthday wishes (although those are certainly welcomed!) but anything about turning 30 or life in your 30’s. What turned out to be awesome about them for you? What do you wish someone had told you before you experienced them yourself? What do you look up to in someone over 30? Thanks in advance!
[Yes, I really truly did just go bungy jumping. I’m terrified of heights and had absolutely no desire to do so. But Adam really wanted to bungy jump while were in New Zealand and I thought we would do it in tandem as an amazing shared experience. And then the time came and they recommended that we do it solo and I was too stubborn to back out. It’s the scariest thing I’ve ever done and I hated every second of it (turns out I am NOT an adrenaline junky). But I did it with a smile/grimace on my face and I am SO PROUD of myself for doing it. So here’s to plunging into 30!!]