Sunday, July 4, 2010

OH NO, the BIG 30

I think I might panic. I did not think turning 30 was going to phase me, but I guess just the thought has me a bit freaked out! Granted, Noah and I are sick, therefore have spent the WHOLE day on the couch reading and watching movies. While choosing to get lost in my thoughts rather than watch Bambi, this all went through my head.... I am starting to wish I had just watched Bambi.

Why I am freaked out about turning 30....
-it is an unknown. I like the known, not the unknown. I know 20's, 30's not so much. They are just SO close to 40's...then ya know...
-where am I going to live out my 30's? 20's I kind of knew...or at least I thought I did....30's no idea where this will take us.
-this next decade feels like it is filled with more decisions than I could ever imagine. Like....what schools will give our kids the best education, what activities should they be or not be involved in, are we happy with two kids, or not?, are we going to buy and restore an old house like we dream or literally build one ourselves (and I mean OUR selves, with just some hired out contractors) ....and the list goes on...

Why I am excited about turning 30....
-I guess it is just another number, but it is another reason to eat cake!
-I get to do so with an amazing family
-Even though the idea of death seriously scares the pants off of me, it means I am that much closer to hopefully being in God's kingdom

Things I hoped to accomplish by 30 and now hope to accomplish by 31...
-run a 5k
-get back in shape, and not a round shape, a fit shape!
-order and organize all our kids photographs
-get an etsy shop set up to sell my picture frames - make said picture frames!
-enter craft sales in the area to sell frames
-read more. I love reading, it is one of my true passions, but since having kids I have not taken the time
-learn to enjoy the gym. Not just for the uninterrupted shower time while the kids are in childcare, but enjoy actually moving around and doing something good for myself.

Things I did that were on my by 30 list...
-learn how to use photoshop elements (I still have a lot to learn, but I have come a long way!)
-have all our children (I am not sure if this is accomplished or not, we are pretty happy with two, but our not opposed to the idea of another, but for some strange reason I always wanted to be done by idea now why)
-attended Financial Peace University and got something out of it!
-go at least once a year to a bed and breakfast with my husband
-go on one big trip with my husband
-start going on individual "dates" with my two littlest loves

Well...just one month and four days to go until the big 3-0! I cannot wait to celebrate! :)


Josh said...

Age is just a number. The older the violin, the sweeter the music. Besides, I have been 30 for 8 months now and I feel fine...except for my knees...and found several grey hairs...

Anonymous said...

I will always remember your birthday... 08-08... my triplets are 09-09 and Johnny is 10-10 :-)


Marcy said...

Ok, so I thought that your birthday was going to be like tomorrow the way you wrote this, silly girl.

It's just a number. I've been there for 6 months and haven't done most of what I thought I would (certainly figured I'd have kids by now) but life is still good.