October 29, 2012

Thoughts on turning 30...


A little over a week ago I turned 30. My husband, some good friends, my sister and I had a fun little night on the town.  Keep reading to see how I mixed Old Navy and Kate Spade for a night out and a few of my thoughts on this BIG birthday.



{Dress - New from Old Navy;  Necklace - J.Crew (similar); Booties - Kate Spade; Clutch - Kate Spade (gift)}

The big 3-0, leaving my twenties behind.  I really wasn't (still am not) worried about entering into this new decade, but the thought of leaving my twenties behind is a little sad.  It was in my twenties I was in college living with some of my best friends, feeling carefree and enjoying school. It was in my twenties that I got my first real job, lived on the Plaza and discovered how fun having a real income can be.  It was in my twenties that I got engaged, married to and moved in with my long-term boyfriend. And it was in my twenties that I was pregnant and gave birth to my sweet boy.

Not that now that I'm in my thirties that all goes away, but it makes it feel that much further in the past.

Furthermore, I actually remember my parents in their thirties. I remember thinking that was old (hah!) and couldn't even picture being that age.  Now I am at that age, and with a child, house, dog and a job, it's a bit scary to see how fast life goes.  There is a hint of sadness that I'm here already.

Entering my twenties was different.  There was no angst or sadness; it was exciting and full of possibilities.

With this birthday, there are still many possibilities and tons of excitement to come, I just have a lot more memories and things that I miss. At the end of the day, after the candles were blown out, the one thing I can feel for sure: thankful. 

Thankful for having so many wonderful memories to feel reminiscent about. Thankful for a blooming family that will fill my thirties with more amazing memories. Thankful to have all that I do at the ripe old age of 30.

And I do know this: for my 40th - I want to do something big. Like go to Europe for 2 weeks or something.

Have you had a scary age? Or did you feel anything different when turning 30?

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