Here it is. The day I've been waiting for. The day others have told me to fear. The day I should (apparently) be hunkered down in bed, with a blanket over my head, crying and wallowing in my sorrows. Today is my 30th birthday.
There, I said it. How scary does that number sound to you? If you haven't reached it yet, are you terrified? If you've passed it, was it all that bad?
I've been doing a lot of soul-searching on this topic over the past few months. And I think I've come to the conclusion that I'm okay with it. Actually, I'm better than okay. I'm (dare I say it?) a bit excited!
This has been a phenomenal year for me. I completed my Yoga Teacher Training, and have begun to teach part-time. I've been able to travel, to Myrtle Beach, SC and Los Angeles, CA, along with a few other little weekend getaways throughout the year. Adam and I have been to four amazing concerts so far, and we have two more lined up before the year is over. I've spent time strengthening my marriage, and also learning about myself. This has been a real year for self-discovery. I've spent plenty of time with family and friends, having fun and making memories. I've been busy making big life decisions, and plans to realize my dreams. I've laughed so hard I cried, and cried so hard I didn't think it would ever end. And I don't regret any of it for a moment.
I've had so many great experiences and opportunities this year, and I'm so excited to see what comes next. I know that more great things are right around the corner, and I can't wait to see what the Universe has in store for me next. Life is good, and I feel very blessed to be able to share my happiness with those around me. "Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
I want to thank all of you who took precious time out of your day to send me a birthday wish. As small as it may seem, it means the world to me. I'm sending out a virtual hug to each and every one of you!