The lyrics to Tim McGraw’s My Next Thirty Years have been playing through my head quite a bit over the days leading up to my 30th birthday today. I remember when I was a teenager, thinking 30 seemed SO OLD Of course now, it feels SO much different! I thought I would take a few minutes to reflect on some things over the past and look ahead to the future. I feel like I’m starting a whole new chapter in my life and from what I hear, the 30’s are fabulous!
It’s always funny to think back say, 10 years ago, what I thought things would be like for me when I was 30. I thought…
- I would have 2 wonderful kids
- I would have an office job/career
- I would have a great husband and family
- I would be in excellent shape
- I would have more self confidence
- I would feel older
Now, don’t think that many of those aren’t true! Fortunately, the most important ones are true on there! I have 2 of the best kids a mommy could ask for and an even better husband! But I never even dreamed…
- I would become a photographer
- I would own my own business and actually be relatively successful so far with it
- I would want to be a stay at home Mom
- I would have such a hard time looking the way I want to
- I would still need to work on my self confidence as much as I’d like
But that’s the fun thing about life, you take the good with the not so good and you just have to embrace it. While there’s a whole slew of things I would love to change about MYSELF, there is very little that I would want to change at all in my life. I am SO incredibly blessed to have gone down this path. There was a time in my life where it could’ve turned out VERY differently, and I thank God every day that it didn’t as I would be in a very different place right now.
I get caught up in the day to day grind and often lose sight of how lucky and blessed I am. And I need to try to take a step back every so often and remember that I have a LOT to be thankful and grateful for.
With all that said, I can’t wait for what the next 30 years holds! It’s crazy to think that Tyson will be 35 then and Bailey will be about my age, hopefully I’ll be a Grandparent by then and enjoying the fruits of our hard work and labor.
Until then though, I’m going to try and savor each day and embrace my “30’s” and try to really become the person I know I want to be.
Thanks for reading if you made it this far! Quite the rambler today! 😛