Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Flirty, Fabulous & Fun: 30


It happened - it was a whirlwind of fun.  Then I got sick and seven days later I can finally function again.  I guess the powers that be were giving me a nice reminder I can't party like I am 21 anymore.

I wanted to write a 30 post.  I debated - a list of 20 things I learned in my 20s, 30 things to look forward to in the future, etc but as January 26 crept closer and closer I had nothing besides an arbitrary and random list.

Leading up to my birthday I was really having a hard time with the idea of turning 30.  I don't really know why.  I guess mostly I just didn't like the idea of losing that "2" and the idea that I could actually be 30.

30 came and my birthday far exceeded my wildest dreams.  I was treated to multiple flower deliveries, cupcakes and singing at work, completely and utterly spoiled by my family and friends, and celebrated with a last minute trip to Vegas with two of my best friends where the surprises kept coming.  As I went to bed that Sunday night we got home and thought about the past four days I was overwhelmed with a sense of guilt for all the love and affection I had received - what had I done to deserve it?

Then I got sick and it was work, sleep, work, sleep with no creative energy left to craft anything creative for 30.

Today I had to travel to the North Bay for work.  It was my first time doing an "on site" and I was nervous to say the least.  Add a 10 car pile up where I traveled 5 miles in two hours and I was going crazy (but so thankful I allowed 3 hours to make a normal hour and twenty minute trip) and even arrived 5 minutes early.  I felt a little lost throughout the whole thing, which is par for the course - I spent a lot of my time at work a little lost - but my expert was awesome and I left excited to go home and write my report. 

We had amazing weather in the bay today, sunny, clear but still cool.  Riding the high of a successful day there was a point in my drive home where I looked to my right and saw water sparkling in front of San Francisco skyline, was listening to a current favorite song on the radio, and drinking Starbucks and thought wow, this is my life!  So simple, (and so corny I know) but so awesome.  Everything I have set out to accomplish thus far I have and while there is still so much more left to do I feel right on track.

Then my "30" post clicked.  Why was I dreading 30?  I had a fantastic time in my twenties and almost everything I spent my 20s working for I have achieved.  Isn't 30 what I wanted?  A career, a body that is healthier and stronger than it has ever been, true, lifelong friends, continued close relationships with family and a healthy, happy marriage?

Thus, while I may still be getting used to the look of that "3" the girl behind the number loves looking at life at 30. 

40 can take its time though. :)
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  1. OMG, look how sexy you are!!! 30 has nothin' on you girl. You are HOT!

    P.S. 40's aren't as bad as you think.

  2. Happy Birthday!! Looks like you rang in the new decade in the most awesome way.

  3. The 30s are amazing! I've been enjoying the heck out of them & I'm sure you will too. Happy birthday!!


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