The Big 30
November 5th, 2011
I turned 30 today.
It’s a milestone birthday, I suppose, marking the end of my carefree youth (as if the stretch marks and gray hairs hadn’t already done that). I’m well and truly a grown up now!
I actually had no problems making the transition. I know plenty of friends who struggled with their thirtieth birthdays, but I’m ready to embrace a new decade. After all, I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot in the past ten years…
…I graduated from college.
…I graduated from seminary.
…I spent a year abroad, learned a new language, and mastered the art of riding side-saddle on a motorcycle while wearing a sari.
…I got married.
…I welcomed a rescue dog into my home and my heart.
…I got my first job.
…I had a child.
…Then another one.
…I got a new job (which I love).
…I laughed, cried, danced, sang, rocked babies, wiped noses, cooked dinners, baked cookies, read stories, wrote blogs, played hide-and-seek, and jumped into leaf piles.
If all that happened in the last ten years, can you imagine what the next ten will bring?