Holy. Smokes. So…I did something a little crazy last week – I turned 30. Yup, that’s right. The Big 3-0. For a while I’ve had this vision stuck in my head that this was a big deal. That as the clock struck midnight on the morning of my birthday, a new wrinkle would slip on to my face, a grey hair would poke through, and my back would be sore for no good reason. Surprisingly none of this happened… and my grey hair count to date is currently sitting at a big fat ZERO!! And the only lines on my face are due to laughing, and not being able to say one sentence without having a crazy expression on my face (if you know me, you know what I’m talking about).
I did however have a great day!! I got to see my sister who until recently lived 1,649km away (which is way too far – if again, you know me), and now lives only a short 111km away. I spent the day laughing with my sister, my boyfriend, and my friends. I had no expectation of what the day should look like, or be. I just went with the flow. I stayed off of social media and was present in the moment. It was refreshing, and worry free! A month before I was lucky enough to spend a weekend on Salt Spring Island with a group of friends. We celebrated my friend and I turning 30. It was great to be surrounded by my closest friends, to catch up with the ones who live in Kelowna, and to make new memories with all of them. And of course – to explore the beautiful island.
I’ve done some reflecting on where my life is now vs. where I think it should be.. and surprisingly I feel like I’m right on track. Of course I would like to have more money in the bank, my student loan paid off, and maybe a house that is in my name. But all of those things are in the future. And I’m working my buns off for it. BUT I’ve got a great family, amazing friends, an incredible boyfriend (who has some how managed to put up with me for.. nearly 11 years). I have an adorable fur baby who has me just SMITTEN with her big brown eyes. I’ve started a career that I am passionate about, and excited to continue to learn and grow into. I’m lucky to have these people in my life. They inspire me, support me, and have been there for me countless times. And money just can’t buy that.
I’ve come a long way in my adult life. I’ve met friends who will be life long, I have relationships that are meaningful. I’ve grown into a woman I am proud to be, and I’m thankful for my family for raising me the way they did. I have new goals and aspirations I never thought I would have when I was 20. I know what is important to me, and continue to surround myself with people who have the same values and goals as myself. And you know what? I’m really excited for what the next 30 years has to offer!!
I know this isn’t my typical “about design” blog – but I wanted to share something personal with you.. and I feel half bad about not having a post up last week. But hey! I was living my life!! So, thank you for reading, for following, thank you for inspiring me, and supporting me. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you… and you know who you are 😉
So bring on the grey hairs and wrinkles.. I’m ready.