Happy August 1st guys! and Happy Birthday to ME!!! Honestly guys, I’m having bittersweet feelings right about now…
First off, I’m happy that I am here today to live another year and have the opportunity to become a better person and continue to chase my dreams!
However, if you haven’t yet noticed the title of this post, today I turned 30!!! OHHHH MY GOOOD!! It’s still very UNREAL to me! I’ve always talked about 30 being a big year that seemed so VERY distant. But let’s get real here, I’m actually there and I’m still shook about the entire thing! Like what?! No! Where did time seriously go?
These past few months have been crazy for me! I have SO many things going on and I can’t wait to share with you all! But, I have had my birthday in the back of my mind for a while now. Quite honestly I was terrified of turning 30! These last couple of years I cringed when I would tell people my age, for fear that I was getting old! I was actually a bit nervous writing this post, but I knew I had to do it for myself in order to document a big year in my life! Or I would regret it! And here I thought my quarter of a Century birthday was a big deal….
“Fine like Wine!”
If I rewind time back to when I was in high school, I remember as if it was yesterday (honestly guys, like where does time go?!!) me telling my close friend at the time that I was going to graduate early, finish college by 20 and be married by 22 and to top it off have my first baby at 24! Oh my! Like what was I thinking? I’m sure many of us have had this idea in our minds of how our life was going to be and had mentally set a certain age as a milestone of when a big event in our life was going to take place. Am I right? Or am I the only one?
Like I mentioned earlier, I was so stuck on those milestones that I had set when I was a freshman in high school. So when I realized my birthday was coming up and I was turning the big 3 – 0, I had to take a step back and analyze my life for a sec. I realized that 30 is just a number, it doesn’t define who I am. And no I’m not getting old! I’m still very young! : )
Yes, I had a plan, but life happens and we are all in the place we are meant to be. I mean come on, I was in high school when I set these milestone goals, I was still a child.
I had to mentally separate myself from my younger self and conclude that I am in the right place. If I had followed through with my life timeline from high school, I would have missed out on things that I am so grateful for being able to have experienced. Not to mention finishing college by age 20 seems crazy!
Today I’m 30 and I am proud of my life journey! I can say that I have really lived! I have lived in 3 places outside of my hometown of Santa Cruz, California. I have experienced different cultures and have really grown to be an independent woman! Not many people can say that! I have a handsome and very supportive fiancé and a cute fur baby that is honestly like my child. Lol. Everyone has their own journey and mine is still alive and ongoing, i’m learning everyday!
“30’s ARE the NEW 20’s”
As for my plans, I am getting closer and closer each and everyday to reaching my lifetime goals! I’m working hard everyday to make my dreams come true!
In honor of my birthday, I wanted to share 30 Things I learned in my 30 Years of living. Lol. Still can’t get over it!
I wanted to create a list instead of writing a full thoughts and opinion on each thing I learned. I think it’s easier that way, since this blog post is already a long one…. Eek! By the way guys, I may or may not film a YouTube video where I elaborate on each thing I learned. So keep an eye out for that, and make sure to subscribe to my channel so you get a notified when I upload!
Hope you all enjoyed today’s post! Did my list of things I learned help you?