I’m 29 years young today (well, technically at 10:38pm officially) and my husband tells me if I put up birthday announcements for him and The Dog I just must do the same for myself. So, why not? Here’s my official little birthday announcement!
I thought that for today’s post I’d summarize the thoughts I had last night about turning 29, approaching the one-year mark of my marriage next month, and just the whole idea of being “young and married” (as the mature crowd calls us). Here are my notes.
When You Know, You Know
I don’t regret meeting my husband-to-be at the age of 21 and spending my entire 20s (AKA the supposed “good years”) in love with one man. I’d had enough heartbreak already by that age – no need to go out looking for more! When you meet the man who loves you more than you love yourself and as much as he loves his momma he’s a keeper; no matter what age you are.
It Just Gets Better
I thought being this close to 30 would scare me but I’m excited to make my last year in my 20s rock and become a member of the 30 and Fabulous Club. Youth is always something we feel we need to “hold on to”, but truthfully, I love and understand myself more and more each year I spend on this earth — Every year is better than the one before it.
Dreams Do Come True
As I’ve said many times before I’m a bit of a workaholic and a very big dreamer. If I say I’m going to do it, I do it. When I was 16, I laid out a detailed plan for my life. Think: Where I’d go to college, at what age I’d get my master’s degree, and when I’d get married. I raised the bar even higher by vowing to do most of it “before 30”. (It was optimistic, to say the least.)
Here comes the horn tooting part. I recently realized that I’ve accomplished every single thing I said I would do before 30 except one. That one being to earn a six-figure income. Now thanks to the recession I’ll never know if it was a realistic goal or not, but hey, who cares? Nine out of ten goals achieved before 30 isn’t half bad right? I married my dream guy, got two degrees, landed a job where I’m actually appreciated and respected for what I do well, and I started something just for me (this blog!).
I feel so good about the many blessings the last 29 years has brought to me. I’m thankful for the amazing friends who offered undying support and love to help me keep pushing. I’m thankful for my amazing, amazing, amazing family who always has my back — even when I don’t see them back there. As you all hear about quite often, I’m incredibly thankful for the wonderful and damn-near perfect husband and best friend I have in The Man. (He’s my everything — forever and for always!) And, most importantly, I’m thankful to God – I seriously could not have done it all with out Him.
Okay enough of all that mushy stuff. Time to par-tay! I’ll be celebrating my birthday all week day, but in the meantime you should enjoy today’s Meet A Wife Monday featuring smart and beautiful NYC wife and mommy Quiana.
Bye for now, guys!