|My sister made me awesome birthday hats with my most awkward pictures. |
See the yellow fanny pack in the bottom left? FASHUN.
I always thought 30 was so OLD.
I remember watching '13 going on 30' (one of my all-time favorite movies), and thinking, why did Jenna want to be 30? Why didn't she pick something like 24 or 25? Those are the prime years in a person's life. But then, here I am, now 30 years old. It doesn't really feel any different than the twenties. I don't feel any more mature or wiser, though I can tell that my metabolism is slowing and I'm starting to get grey hairs, and that kind of sucks.
I had an awesome birthday weekend, spending time with my closest friends and family and cuddling with my little ones. I remember back in the day, I felt birthdays were so OMGIMPORTANT and even cried once when no one at work acknowledged it (mostly because at the time I was the designated birthday-cake-buyer and bought everyone in the office birthday cakes for their birthdays but no one remembered when it was my turn). Now I'm starting to understand that birthdays are not so everyone can congratulate the fact that you indeed lived another year, but rather it's just a chance to spend time and eat delicious cake with those that matter the most. Maybe that's what growing up is all about.
I can say though, that I've been super blessed this year, with adorable kids and a wonderful husband. Life is challenging with two kids, but so rewarding and I would not trade it for anything in the world. I'm pretty sure 30 is going to be the prime year of my life.
PS. As for a follow-up of my winter coat shopping post, I ended up picking a birthday coat that wasn't even on my original list. I really liked the J.Crew coat with the belt, but the notion of having to tie a belt every time I put on my coat sounded too troublesome, so I ended up getting the J.Crew Lady Day coat in black. It may not be the most exciting of coats or colors, but it's a classic and I'm sure will last me years and years down the road.