Thursday, March 10, 2011

30!!!

Celebrating at Sherlock's with one of my BFF's Dee Dee.

So...

I'm 30.

My 30th Birthday was March 7th.  I'm getting teased by some of my friends about the BIG THREE-OH, but honestly, I love it.

Being 30 means that I'm old enough to "officially" be an adult BUT I'm still too young to have any wrinkles.

Being 30 means that I'm young enough to still enjoy dancing until midnight BUT old enough to not care what anyone thinks about it.  ;)

I fully welcome and embrace my 30's.  I've already decided that they are totally my favorite.  I'm less insecure, more content, and truly living out my "happily ever after."  Every morning, I wake up to my wonderful husband and four cuter-than-all-get-out babies.  I get paid to take pretty pictures with my fancy camera, but I love it so much I would do it for free (and do, often... shhhh!).  I'm much more financially secure and emotionally stable. And while I don't have my faith life figured out, I think I am getting closer to finding what I am looking for.

I really felt loved this year.  Thank you all so much for my birthday messages and phone calls and cards and gifts and flowers.

My 20's were difficult.  I'm ready to close that chapter and move on to a new phase in life.  Life still isn't easy, but it is so wonderful anyway.  I know how blessed I am that this life is mine.  It was a long road to this happiness, but I truly would not change a single thing. Everything I have been through thus far has made me what I am today...

And you know what?  I actually like the woman I've grown up to be.  I have a lot more growing to do, but I think I'm on the right track, baby.  :)

6 comments:

jerseygirlmama said...

Love reading/hearing this :)

jerseygirlmama said...

Great to hear this! :) Sending lots of love! ~Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge (aka Jerseygirlmama in a previous life)

Maria said...

Happy birthday! I love what you wrote I'm a few years from 30, but I celebrate every year because I feel like every year, I'm a little more grown up, people take me more seriously, etc. Growing older is wayyyy better than the alternative, anyway!

Colleen said...

Happy 30th Lerin! Welcome to the club :)

Good Timing said...

Glad to hear you had such a lovely birthday and that you have such a positive outlook for your thirties! Makes me look forward to mine. :)

Mum2eight said...

Great post Lerin.

I keep saying to my children, the key to enjoying life is being happy where you are. I was a bit sad the day I turned 40 but now I am loving my 40's. Much more secure financially and love having older children and a baby in the house still.