On the eve of my 32nd birthday… Mme Shutterfly {MCP} | Owen Sound Photographer | Birthday Gir

January 26, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
As I started typing this entry, what came naturally to me was to type age ‘28’—well scratch that! It must have been a good year for me, I guess… although all that stands out from that year was the discovery of my very 1st  [probably only visible to me] grey hair!

This year seems different already. I remember growing up thinking being in your 20’s meant that you were “grown up” you know, all carefree, hangin’ with your friends, doing whatever you wanted, without a care in the world! I thought being in your 30’s clearly demonstrated that “you had arrived” and were now considered “established” [HA!], being in your 40’s meant you were an “older adult” starting to “wind down” and become “grounded”. And 50’s for me [back then remember] I could only envision “Grandchildren & RV’s”, 60’s was “old”… and well, you get the picture!
It’s funny just how quickly you start to see age in a whole new perspective once you reach your 30’s. Now that I’ve clearly hit my 30’s, I know that I’m “some-what established” but have yet to “arrive!!”
I’ve decided 40’s is the new 30’s in my eyes, and therefore, my 30’s are my new 20’s…so really, I’m just getting started! Sure a youngin’ might look at me and think “she’s arrived”, she’s totally “established” as I’ve been with my husband for 14yrs [married to him for 7 of those],  2 beautiful children, a house made a home, a fulfilling business, and all without the purchase of a LAME-O –YOU’RE OLD NOW-FREAKING MINI-VAN!!! [Ok I did just buy a 7 passenger mini SUV so I'm kind on my way in that dept I guess!! --but it's still not a VAN!!  Sorry CJ I still love you and your big bad grocery getter... hahaha], but seriously… life is just beginning at 30 for me—I mean come on, I’m revisiting leg warmers for crying out loud![which quite possibly could be a bad thing seeing as ‘technically’ you're not supposed to revisit fashions you’ve lived through once already. Crap. ...Out with the headbands too I guess!]

I’m excited it’s 2012 and that my New Year’s resolution is still in full swing [YAY me!]… but my “30’s resolution(s)” is this:

·         ‘let the things go that I cannot change’
·         ‘rid my life & distance myself of “all things garbage”’
·         ‘enjoy the simple things’
·         ‘learn to relax a little’
·         ‘just be me’

I’m in my 30’s gosh darn it, and I’m loving it…the best is yet to come!

Happy Birthday to me tomorrow [AND PS MINI BEAN KITTO-SWITZER: MAKING YOUR DEBUT TOMORROW WOULD BE A FANTASTIC BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR ME, & A GREAT DATE TO SHARE EACH YEAR WITH YOU!!!--just sayin ;)]

~ can’t wait,

Melissa xo

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