Wednesday, October 6, 2010

3 to the 0.

Tomorrow I turn 30.
I've never cared much about my age. It's really just a number and what does it matter.
I've always felt younger than my age anyway and it really does seem silly to me that I'm going to be 30.
Since I'm starting a whole new decade I've been thinking a lot about what I'd like to accomplish in my 30's. 
I've never set any goals depending upon age, like, "I have to do this by the time I'm (fill in the blank)".
But sometime in my 20's I decided I wanted to find someone to spend my life with and be done having children by 30. While I'm not sure about the "done having children" part, I was fortunate enough to find the man that wanted to share his life with me, and I think we have a good start on the kid thing. 
But the more I've thought about what I want to do in my 30's the more I've come up with a blank answer. 
I mean sure I'd like to...

Learn more about photography
Become a better cook
Move or remodel our house
Have more kids
Sleep in
Read more
Learn more about politics
And the list goes on and on....

Those are all great things. Things that can probably happen. But they are not certain. I can't do them today.
Then it occurred to me, while I can hope and dream about the next ten years, nothing is set in stone.
The biggest thing I learned in my 20's is that things are not always as they seem. Things don't always go as planned and life sometimes throws you curve balls. I truly learned about life "giving you lemons and making lemonade."
So as I head into my 30's I'm not going to make any great plans for myself. I'm not going to say, "by the time I'm 40 I plan to..."
What I am going to do is be the best wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend that I possibly can be. I can do that everyday. Those things are certain.


Gee said...

WHAT???!!! I have a 30 year old child?? How is that possible? And...I think you've made some pretty great lemonade with those lemons!! I love you baby girl!! Happy Big Fat Birthday!! Here's to your 30's!!! :)

Karen said...

LOVE THAT! wishing you a very happy 30th birthday my sweet friend! it is only a number..... =)