Thirty

At 12:35am tonight, I turn thirty.

As I understand it, this is a pretty big deal, and yet it feels very much the opposite. I don’t mean it in the hum drum I don’t want to age way. Or in the, don’t make a big deal about it humble mention way. I mean, thirty just seems like another year. I can’t see how it’s different than twenty-nine.

This past year has been the very best year of my life.

My health has been fantastic. I have gotten to stay home part time and raise the most incredible little person on this earth (it’s true). My marriage is the best it has ever been. My family is incredible and closer than ever. I literally could not ask for life to be better than it is right now. I can’t imagine how it would even be possible.

So the whole charade of thirty just seems…underwhelming.

The only real change is that I’ll have to put a new number or pick a new age range on forms. Everything else remains the same.

And as excited as I am for another birthday, what I’m most excited about is the future. I’m excited about this life I get to lead. I’m excited for all the tremendous blessings in my life. For more time with my family. For more days with my son. For more adventures ahead. I’m excited for the future, no matter what number year it may be.

Thirty itself means very little to me, but starting another year of this incredible life? That means the world. I can’t wait.

10 Responses to “Thirty”

  • Happy Birthday!

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  • Happy Birthday!

    30 appears to be quite awesome for you, enjoy! :)

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  • Jamie:

    Happy birthday :) I swear the second I turned 31 my body started to get all “old and frail” on me. It’s just been downhill since, lol.

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  • Debbie A-H (editdebs):

    Happy Birthday! I think birthday issues arise when you’re not where you want to be at that age. I wasn’t married, wasn’t really happy, wasn’t a mother yet, and turning 30 freaked me out. But turning 40 and 50 were just fine. I was happy with my life and where it was. I’m happy your

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    Debbie A-H (editdebs) Reply:

    @Debbie A-H (editdebs), Whoops, accidently posted early. What I meant to say: I’m so happy your 30th birthday comes at a wonderful time. You deserve happiness. (We all do, actually.)

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  • happy birthday! I also didn’t really feel any great big “BOOM” about turning 30. But watch out for 32, man. 32 knocked me on my ass. not so much in the sense of mental ‘woe is me I’m so old’ drama, but it the sense of “who the hell is that old hag lady in the mirror?” Fun times

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    Jamie Reply:

    @lonek8,

    You calling me old?!?! :)

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    Jamie Reply:

    @lonek8,

    For the record I have just had three back-to-back sports injuries after years of nothing so… 32 hasn’t been my friend so far, lol.

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  • akl:

    30 was underwhelming for me too. my daughter was just over 3 months last October and it was coming and coming and coming and then… who cared?

    as for clicking a different box on forms, you may not! there are a lot of 25-35 age brackets on those forms haha

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  • Happy Birthday! Celebrate the ordinary. Ordinary is good. Awesome actually.

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