Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me! I'm 30!

Well that rhymes and yes it's true. I'm the big 3-0 today!

People have been asking me a lot lately how I feel about turning 30. I'm not really sure what to say, other than I guess I feel fine. I mean do I really have a choice? Can I just skip it and keep being 29 forever? I wish.

Truthfully, I think my 29th birthday was actually worse, just because it WAS my first Mom birthday (with child) and my life was put in perspective for me that I am not only going to get older, but so is she.

You mean I can't just freeze time for a little bit? It was rough.

The truth is I AM fine with turning 30. I've read a few "mom" blogs over the years that have pretty much coupled having kids + having a birthday = no good, very bad day.

I'm the opposite. I don't ever want to feel that way. EVER. My kid makes me a better person. Plain and simple. Do I get frustrated at times. Heck yes. Does she test my patience daily? Your damn right she does. But to hear her now at 21 months old say "Happy Birday Mama," is THE BEST.

I guess what I'm trying to get at is that just because you have kids, doesn't mean your life is over or even that celebrating your birthday is over. You make it how big or little you want. But you can't blame it on your kids. You're a parent. It comes with the territory. This is what you signed up for.

Yes, today is a work day, just like any other day. I'm at work during the day. Wayne and Hailey came to have lunch with me, my boss and a few of my co-workers. We had cake. They sang to me. It was great.

Wayne has to work tonight, so I will be spending time with Hailey and my parents and siblings. We have plans to get a babysitter on Saturday night and go out with some friends for drinks. Nothing too big, but it all is perfect for me.

I'm so thankful of where I am right now in my life. At 30 years old:

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My husband is awesome. He is. He makes me feel special all the time, not just on my birthday. He has been my best friend the last 10 years. Yes, it's crazy to think that we met when I was 19 and started dating when I was 20. 

He has known me, been with me and loved me 1/3 of my life. 

In turn, I have known him, been with him and loved him 1/3 of MY life.

I have the most amazing daughter. She is the best thing that I have ever done in this world. Hands down. I hope my 30's will give me at least one more offspring with the man I love.

I have the most supportive family and friends. They are there when I need them and each play their own particular role in my life.

For me, in my 30's: I want to get healthier. I want to be stronger. Not only in my body, but also in my mind as well. I want to smile more. I want to laugh more. I want to broaden my horizons. I want to make more friends. I want to have more Happy Hours and dinners with friends. I want to continue reproducing at some point. I want to go on a vacation. I want to challenge myself. I want to read more (or at all). I want to blog more. I want a lot in my 30's, so I guess it's time to start living.

Goodbye to my 20's. Peace out. Bring it on 30!


Jen said...

Happy birthday again Leah! I think I had a similar 29th birthday to you. Sucky. I think my attitude was more along the lines of, "This baby takes all the time/effort. I don't even get MY day. Blerg." But here's to an amazing start of the 30s!!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!!

I tried to respond to your comment on my blog via email but looks like you don't have an email set up.

lo @ crazy ever after said...

We will celebrate the crap out of your birthday on Thursday!! Happy 30th. I'm just a few weeks behind ya! Dirty thirty club!

Kaitlin Nikole said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like you have a wonderful plan to begin your 30s!

Andrea @ Love is... said...

I'm late to the party, but Happy belated Birthday lady! It sounds like you've got this being 30 thing down!

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