The big 3-0. As I quickly got ready for my morning run with David, my friend Amanda and her husband Justin, I looked in the bathroom mirror, and thought “hey, lookin’ pretty good for thirty”, and then on further inspection, thought “geez, when I was twelve and getting my first zits, if anyone had told me I’d still be breaking out when I’m thirty, I would have been like WTF??!! My life is over!” Haha, yes, I thought my skin would be perfectly clear by the time I hit 18, but we all have our days. Thanks pollution & humidity 😉
Anyway… I feel like I should do some big post about what I’ve learned in thirty years, but I’m still learning and still don’t feel like I’m 30 years old. I did talk to a gym friend and when I told her I was turning 30, she said “Oh, the thirties are great! I mean, the twenties were great too, but you are still learning about yourself and feeling things out. In your thirties, you have a great confidence and you feel good about you“. I love that. I loved my twenties, but I’m keeping that in mind and working on that positive outlook on myself in this new decade – because I do struggle with this at times. We all know the saying “like wine, better with age”, but last night David instead told me to think “like a chili pepper, hotter with age”, and let’s be honest, self confidence is hot! Bring it 30’s!
So today has been great, truly. I have a great feeling of peace and contentment. I’m so very happy with my life, who I am, and all the amazingly fun things I get to do (triathlon, cooking, blogging…. just to name a few!). What’s more, I’m looking forward to a weekend of birthday events, including a friends/family BBQ complete with bocce ball, croquette, Kona beers, Shis-ka-babs and vegan cupcakes. My husband knows all my favorite things and thought of all these before I did. I kept suggesting things and got “yeah, I already planned that. Yes, have that already.” He knows me well. Oh, and what birthday weekend wouldn’t be complete without a 2x your age bike ride? We’re shooting for a 71 mile bike ride from Bellville to Chappell Hill on Sunday. So that’s it; I couldn’t ask for more.
What do you guys think about the thirties? Any chili peppers out there?