Monday, May 5, 2014

Thoughts on Thirty


When I was little I always thought 30 was so old. I  thought that at 30, I would be just starting a family, have a house of my own and basically have it all together. I've been 30 a whole week and I've realized that even thought I don't have it all together, it's ok and I'm doing pretty darn good. I have quite a few things to be proud of.

I have been married to this sweet man for 9 years

We have three children that complete our family.

I'm doing something that I love doing, being a stay at home mom. Getting ready to start a new journey in homeschooling them.

But I was still losing my twenties. Losing my youth.
I woke up dreading the day. I even cried.

As I think about my first week in my thirties, I feel different, I've grown.

I've gained wisdom.
I've conquered a fear
I'm happier
I'm determined

I'm going to not worry about how I'm measuring up. What I think I should have. What people think I should be doing. What people think of me. I'm going to do what is best for me and my family. I'm going to enjoy this fleeting time.

Thirty isn't so bad. It sure started with a bang. {hello, Conrad having back surgery} These are going to be some of best years of my life. If my twenties brought my husband, my children and great family & friendships and I'm starting out 30 surrounded by them then the thirties are definitely going to rock!


Have your turned 30 yet? How did you handle it? Or were you totally dreading it, like I was? 



  1. I was scared about turning 30 too, just because it seemed like such a "grown up" age. I spent the better part of my 20's a hot ass mess trying to figure out who I was and what I wanted and doing some really crazy things! Now I have a better sense of who I am and I don't make apologies for it. Happy Dirty Thirty!

  2. That picture of you and Conrad is a good one! As for turning 30, I didn't mind it much because I felt like my life was where I wanted it to be. I always find it weird though that I remember thinking people in their 30's were SO OLD and really we aren't!

  3. Love this post. I am 36... so I have been in my thirties for awhile, but it has been some of the best years of my life. :) Enjoy!! Now, I just want to stay in my thirties!! lol!

  4. You are beautiful!! I'm 28... Not quite sure how I feel about turning 30 :P


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