I turned 31 on Monday. I usually think about my birthday a lot in the days leading up to it. Most of the time I have mixed feelings about getting older and to be honest, sometimes I feel sad or afraid.
This year was different. I actually didn’t think about my birthday much and I didn’t feel any sadness or anxiety about turning another year older.
This year I actually felt good about turning 31.
When I was in my teens and early 20’s, I had goals and dreams that I wanted to accomplish before turning 30. I had an image in my mind of what my “30 year old self” would be like.
I imagined I would have a good career, a husband, a house and a kid. Those dreams seemed so far away though and at times impossible. I couldn’t wait to get to where I am now.
Well, what feels like the blink of an eye, I am in my 30’s and looking back.
I can honestly say that there is not one thing I would do differently. All of my goals and dreams have been realized beyond what I could have ever imagined!
This birthday brought joy and thankfulness. I am so thankful for my husband, our two beautiful babies, our home, health and this little life we have built together.
31 feels so good! I am exactly where I want to be and that is the best feeling to have on your birthday.
For my birthday on Monday we went to dinner with the kids and had a low key evening (which is exactly what I wanted). My mom and my sister took me to lunch and we did a little shopping and then one of my best friends took me out to lunch and dessert yesterday.
I’ve only been 31 for a few days but so far, I am loving the perspective it has given me and am really looking forward to what this year has in store!
Cheers to 31!