Today I am 30. It's true. Let's talk about that for a second.
Remember that episode of Friends where Rachel turned 30? Yeah. After I saw that episode I decided I NEVER wanted to be like that. What is so wrong with getting older? What is so wrong with aging with grace? Why do we fight SO HARD against gaining a number? I've been guilty of that. I think I was just whining a few weeks ago about not wanting to turn 30. But, why?
I've been thinking a lot about this lately. For myself, I know the answer. Somewhere in my head, I've decided that 30 means you are officially a grown up. Not that I'm against being an adult, but I've been scared of personal expectations that I've put on myself... which is silly. I love where I am in life. I love my family, I love my friends, I love my job, I love my blog, I love so many things about my life, why in the world would I want to make myself feel bad about the handful of things I have not yet accomplished? So silly.
I will never stop at 29. I will never lie about my number. I will wear it proudly, embrace who I am, and be the best old lady I can be. (<--just kidding. I DO NOT think 30 is old. If you do, you'll grow out of that someday. ;))
So, tonight I will raise a glass to my 30s, because I've already said my goodbyes to my 20s. I've learned SO MUCH through that decade and I am looking SO forward to this new one ahead of me.
Now, would someone PLEEEEASE pass the Birthday cake???
xoxo Katie Shelton
born January 6, 1982