Friday, June 3, 2011

29 and Then Some

I can't believe it. Tomorrow I turn 33. Thir.ty.Three. Wow! I don't feel 33, but I'm not 100% sure I know what 33 is supposed to feel like. Birthdays don't bother me. I actually really like birthdays, not just mine, but everyone elses too. It's a celebration in my family and typically it lasts a weekend or sometimes a week! I'm still working on the hubby with this one. He's not a huge fan of birthdays and he turns the big 40 this year (Vegas baby, yeah!) so it's a work in progress. Who doesn't love a reason to celebrate?

I still feel like I'm in my 20's. It feels like it wasn't that long ago that I put my tall, lanky, tanned bones into a cap and gown and graduated from high school (on June 4 nonetheless), spent my waking hours in tshirts, tight spandex shorts, tall socks and sweaty sports bras playing collegiate volleyball and it feels like just last year I graduated from college. And Mia....there is no way I didn't just have her last week, yet she's been around for a year and a half already. Somehow I've been working at a "big people" job for almost 10+ years already. Wha? How is this happening?

I've been thinking a lot about the upcoming birthday this week and reflecting on 32 years of life so far. I talk often about how quickly time flies by and I think we can all agree that as you get older the time seems to speed up and go even faster. I'm blessed. I've said it a million times and will likely say it a million more. But things are great! I'm exactly where I want to be. Is it the same thing I wrote in my high school memory book, ummmm....no, but it's perfect to me. I have a wonderful life, a fantastic husband, an amazing daughter, and a beautiful and supportive family. What more could a girl ask for? So as I approach another year, I will keep trying to be a better person both in my personal and working life. I strive to be a good person. It's an important part of who I want to be. Both to the people I work with and to my family. To me, it's important to be supportive to the people that surround your life. It's important to me to be a role model to my nieces and the younger people both in and outside of work. I want to get more involved with charity, I want to keep up my work out regime and maintaining a healthy (most of the time) diet, I want to focus on taking more time to be together as a family, I want to take advantage of the great things this city has to offer (Grant's Farm, City Museum, Zoo, etc.), I want to enjoy life a little bit more, I want to stop worrying about whether or not we'll have another child and just embrace my time with the lil' lady I already do have, I want to do more and be less worried about having a clean house (oh geez, that's gonna be a toughy for me), I want to write more, I want to take more pictures (and organize them) and I'm going to try to be better about me as a whole and less worried about every one else all the time. I've been working on that one for a while and I am getting better.

And cheers to a Saturday birthday this year! Love when the bdays fall on a weekend! We have a bunch planned for this weekend, so I'll provide a recap next week!
So until then...Happy Weekend Everybody!

8 comments:

Natalie said...

Happy birthday tomorrow! You do have a precious little girl...hope you have a wonderful weekend! And I hope you reach all those goals :)

the workaholic momma said...

You have such a wonderful perspective on life - I could take a few lessons from you:) It is amazing how quickly we forget just how lucky we are in life!!!

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!!

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

Thanks Ladies! Have a great weekend!

Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great weekend. You deserve it!

d.a.r. said...

Happy happy birthday!! I hope you have a blast celebrating this weekend!

Jill said...

Oh my gosh, hope you had an awesome birthday weekend!! I'm 33 for another month and half. It's a good age ;) Enjoy!!

blueviolet said...

You made me so excited and happy for you, because you have such a wonderful spirit and joy in this post. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful birthday!

Katy said...

Happy birthday! I hope it was a fabulous weekend!