This is 30

The day has come, my friends. I am officially a 30-year-old today. When and how that happened, I couldn't tell you, but it's the truth. Happy Birthday to me!

30 has always been that "magical" age where I thought I'd have it all. The dream job, the house, the family, the money, you name it... for some reason 30 just sounded like the age that life really was booming for people. And let's just put it out there. My life is nothing that I'd dreamed up years ago. Is it better, is it worse? No, it just IS. Life is full of its up and downs. I've made countless decisions and taken numerous paths to get to where I am today. I don't know where it will continue to lead me, but I'm certainly going to enjoy the ride.

What I do know for sure? 
I'm happy with myself. 
I don't look to others for validation.
I believe in my marriage and in my role as a wife and mother.
I cherish "me time" and have no problem saying no when I need to.
I still make mistakes, but I always learn from them.
I value a good night's sleep, but still stay up too late, too often.
I have fallen in love with convenience- if it will save me time, sign me up.
I am totally blessed with this life I've been given.
I will still pick the Cincinnati Bengals to go to the Super Bowl. Every. Single. Year. ;)

So cheers to 30 years. Cheers to living life and embracing every age and stage.


26 comments

  1. Happy Birthday!!! Welcome to your 30's!!! Mine have been SO much better than my 20's. I hope yours are too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day! Love your positive and upbeat outlook on life :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. LOVE this! Happy Birthday girlfriend!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happiest of birthdays! 30 definitely was the year that I thought that I'd have so much of my stuff together, and it definitely doesn't feel like it. I guess that I'll continue to just do life like you, and be happy with where I am!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy birthday!! Sounds like you are a pretty lucky lady!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy Happy Birthday! Wishing you a very amazing day. Let me tell you that your 30's are going to be amazing1

    ReplyDelete
  7. Happy happy happy birthday! Make sure your boys spoil you today!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Happy Happy Birthday!! Cheers to 30!! This decade will be the best one yet. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Happy Birthday!! Love your outlook. Have a great day celebrating!!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Happy birthday, friend! May this be your best year yet!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Happy Birthday!!!! Welcome to the 30 and up club :) The 30's have been my favorite years so far! I hope you have an amazing day!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. i think i felt the same way about 30. and then life got all weird at the start of this year and i barely even registered that i turned 30. i feel the same haha.
    happy happy birthday! i hope it's a fabulous day and year for you :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy birthday! 30 has been good to me so far. It's thirty-ONE that makes me feel super old. Solidly in my 30s now... haha. Hope you have a great one!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Happy Birthday Erin! I will be 31 in a couple of weeks. It's funny how life always ends up so much different than we thought it would be, but we are soooo blessed! Have a beautiful day!

    ReplyDelete
  15. That last one... has me laughing out loud. Who Dey All Day :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day, the 30's are going to be the best!

    ReplyDelete
  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Love this post!! Hope y'all have the best day celebrating.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTA FRAAAN! <3 You're amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Happy belated birthday! My guy turned 30 yesterday too, how fun. Hope it was an amazing day and this coming year and new decade treats you well!

    ReplyDelete
  20. You look SO HAPPY! Love that picture of you! So glad your birthday was fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Happy Belated! Hope you had a great day!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks SO much for taking the time to read and comment on my blog! I read each one and love to respond and chat with you! :)