This is 30

Breathe, my friend. You are not old. You are young. You are not a mess. You are normal. Extraordinary, perhaps. In the blink of an eye your life will change. And it will continue to change for decades to come. Enjoy it. Embrace it... Be grateful for the ride. You are not old. You are young. And faith will get you everywhere. Just you wait.
— Abby Larson

Today is my 30th birthday.

The big three-oh. Which does not seem possible, as I truly remember turning 20 like it was yesterday. I blinked and a decade was gone. It is crazy how much your wants and priorities change in a decade. At 20 years old, things like dancing, and drinking, and getting dolled up, and flirting with boys (who were not worthy of my time) were at the top of my list of things I wanted to do.

At 30 years old, I am still discovering who I am and what I want.

What do I want most at 30 years old?

Simply put: I want to be HAPPY. I want to create a life I love. Create a life I am proud of. I want to create a life worth showing up for! I want to be a good wife. A good Mom. I want to be a good HUMAN. I want to love myself. I want to spread kindness everywhere. I want to leave an impact. I want to inspire people to be true to themselves. I want to be true to MYself. I want to wake up earlier. I want to read more. I want to learn to LET GO. I want to be healthy. Really truly healthy. I want to exercise more. I want to set a good example for my children. I want to raise wonderful, respectful little humans. I want to raise HAPPY little humans. I also want MORE little humans. I want to learn to live with less. I want to travel more. I want to be more intentional with my time. And my money. I want to earn enough money to truly live a FREE life. I want to earn enough money to be able to GIVE freely to the causes that mean the most to me. I want to be a better listener. I want to be fearless. I want to be energetic. I want to be less of a perfectionist. I want to follow my passions. I want to eat more ice cream. I want to be present in my life. Truly present. I want to make this decade one that I look back on with pride. And with no regrets.

So cheers to another decade. Cheers to THIRTY!

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