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Thoughts on turning 31

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!

You can purchase my romper here (on sale!), my leather jacket here, and my shoes are by Topshop but you can get similar ones here.

Cheers to 31!

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