Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME! The Big 3-0!

I turned 30 on Sunday. And at the moment I am really feeling my age. I'll be quite honest. I was dreading turning 30. Bummed out wasn't even the word to describe the way I felt about that day. I know, I know...30 isn't really old...30 is the new 20...blah...blah...blah. I heard those niceties from everyone, but they didn't help.

Then I was approached by a co-worker who asked me the questions "Why is turning 30 so bad? What is it going to mean for your life?" See, this isn't exactly a person that I talk to much or that I would open my heart and reveal my deepest thoughts to. While I was standing in the hallway stammering for the "best" answer, (the best I came up with was "This isn't where I thought I'd be in life when I turned 30") this kind co-worker smiled (really it was a smirk) and said "Well, where did you want to be?" then walked away.

Well just slap me why don't ya! I couldn't say a word. Walking back to my office with my head hung watching my shoes shuffle, I really contemplated the question and what my honest answer would be.

And you know what I discovered...Turning 3-0 ain't so bad! I may not be where I thought I'd be in life, but God has blessed me with all my dreams I desired before turning 30. No, things haven't been perfect and they still aren't...but my dreams have come true. I have an amazing husband, a beautiful daughter that I adore, a great family, wonderful friends, a nice house, good health (for all my family), .....I could go on all day.

Thanks to that innocent (or maybe not so innocent) outlook on 30 is pretty dog-gone good. I'm looking forward to the blessings God has in store for me this year.


Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday Heather! I promise I will email you back this afternoon. I just realized that I never responded...I just can't get it together these days! :-)

I hope you have a great day!!!

Jenny said...

I'll be right there with ya next year...and I'm not looking forward to it. But, turning 29 today hasn't brought any more worries about 30 than I had yesterday. You may need to send me this blog next year, though ;)

Me said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!! I didn't like the thirties, sorry, but loved the forties ha ha You'll find, though, that moving through them one year at a time makes it much easier. You'll still always be one of my very, very favorite people!!!!

Anonymous said...

hey.. sorry so late but Happy birthday .. I understand the dreading of the 3-0 day .. but like you I am begginning to be thankful for what I have accomplished in my life so far ( and I have not made it to 30 yet).. I have had a somewhat busy month with my daughter turning five and everything else mommy's do but I told myself not to forget to write to you on your special day... Take care and have a Blessed Thanksgiving!! Nicole