This past Tuesday, I turned the big 3-0! As I sit here and write this post, I’m still in shock at the fact that I’m 30 years old. To some it might not be a big deal, we all react to things differently after all! But I’ll be honest, for the past few months I’ve been freaking out. I wanted to hold onto 29 for as long as possible! It’s true what they say, the older you get, the faster the years go by. I just feel like my 20’s went by so fast! BOOM! I’m 30.
The morning of my birthday I woke up with so much anxiety. I just lay in bed thinking… “WOW! I’m 30. Did this really just happen?”. I eventually got up and went to work. My friends at work surprised me with a card, cake, balloons and gifts. It honestly made me so happy! I haven’t had a good birthday in such a long time!
Although I’m not necessarily happy about turning 30, I don’t want to come off as ungrateful. I’m happy to have lived another year of life. Looking forward what this new year has to bring! And now that I think about it, I have a lot to be grateful for! Here are some things I am grateful for and lessons I have learned over the years:
For starters, I have a happy, healthy and gorgeous 9 year old! Being a mom isn’t easy at times, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! I Love You Gabby!
This one is a bit tricky. But one thing I’ve realized lately is that, it’s not really about the amount of time you’ve known someone. It’s a bit bittersweet to be honest. Sure, there are people I’ve known my entire life, but there are also people I’ve recently met who I know I can confide in and are just as good of a friend, as those who I’ve known forever. At the end of the day, cherish your friendships. My friends are like family to me, and I am grateful for every single one of them! (Not all friends pictured before you guys start complaining! lol )
Learn to forgive
Forgiveness…This one took me a very long time to deal with. And it’s still a work in progress. But learn to forgive, or at least try to. You’ll feel so much better. Let go of those grudges! Even if it’s forgiving someone who did you VERY wrong, forgive them, remember the lesson learned, and move on!
This is another one that took me a while to fully grasp. Pretty much a whole 30 years! lol But seriously, love the skin you’re in! Sure I’d love to lose a few pounds. Some days I wish I had a bigger butt, or bigger boobs! haha But overall, I am happy with myself! It’s taken me a while, but I love myself! Confidence is sexy! Shoutout to my mom for some good genes! Haha
Change can be a good thing! If you would have told me a few years back, that I’d be the happiest living in Pennsylvania , I would have looked at you like you were crazy! But it’s true! Granted I’m not too far from NYC, but it’s still a major change to the lifestyle I’m used to, but I am happy! And life is too short not to be happy!
I can go on and on, but those are just a few points I wanted to touch on today. I still can’t believe I’m 30! But I’ll eventually get over it! haha I’m just thankful for another year of life! Let’s see what 30 has to bring! Thanks to everyone who showed me love on my birthday!