Thoughts on Turning 29
Today is my 29th birthday and I love to celebrate any + everything, so of course I'm going to make a big deal out of my birthday...even if it's just 29 and next year is supposed to be my "big" birthday celebration. Call me self centered, but I love to feel special on my birthday. This is why I suggest planning your own birthday celebration people. I promise you wont regret it. Usually I like to plan a trip, so the past two years I celebrated my Birthday in the Bahamas, the year before that I celebrated in Colorado snowboarding with one of my best friends Rachel, and the year before JT and I stayed on a houseboat in the Keys! This year JT's family planned a trip to Indian Rocks Beach and it just so happened to be the week before my birthday. Unexpectedly they surprised me with a celebration one night, which was so sweet of them! My official birthday plan is to head to Delray Beach for dinner with our bests, Rachel + Tommy. Followed by a girls day in Miami on Saturday!
Anyways, I will admit it's a little hard to grasp the fact that I am heading out of my 20's (despite feeling like I haven't aged), BUT I am definitely not dreading my 30's. I am excited for what's to come and I'm happy with the way my 20's were spent. The last decade has been all about having fun, learning from experiences and figuring shit out. At times, I've felt confused, discouraged, and lost but I've realized that it's OK to not have it all figured out yet...it's all about the journey anyways and everyone grows at their own pace. As you know, this year was a turning point for me, I lost my job and decided to focus on growing my blog and online presence. It's been tough and I'm still figuring it out but I'm excited for what's to come.
Today, I am stoked to start the final stretch of my twenties. I'm feeling more confident with the direction of my career and where I see myself in the future. I am loving every minute of our time spent with family. I am cherishing my close relationships, and if anything I'm soaking in all of the life-before-baby moments because yes, JT and I are hoping to start of family in the early years of the next decade ;)
Cheers for 29!