Thoughts on turning 30

When I was little, I used to think people in their thirties were old. Especially my parents. However, I have distinct memories of Dad and Mom in their thirties doing things like lighting fireworks off between their legs (Dad) and teaching step aerobics classes (Mom). These aren’t things that old people do! I’m not planning on doing either of those any time soon, but I have been thinking a lot about what adventures the next decade will bring.

In four words I can sum up my twenties: college, jobs, husband, son. Short words that represent major milestones. I always felt like I was in a rush to check things off life’s to-do list. In the back of my mind I was always thinking, “Okay, what’s next?” All of the ups and downs, the people that have come in and out of my life, the quiet moments and the loud ones, have led me down a path to discovering who I am. And although we all have our good days and bad days, I’m pretty damn happy where I’ve landed. Yesterday I was 29.

Today I am 30. My intention is to slow down and do more of what I love with the people I love.Β One of the benefits of being a stay at home mom is that I get to choreograph goofy dances and sing silly songs all the time. I get to discover the inner kid that was buried under years of “Okay, what’s next?” I want to cook delicious meals and take more time to chew my food. I want to see family and friends more often and focus less on the things and people that create negative energy. I want to take risks and try new things. Not because I think it will get me ahead or create some major change, but because it just feels good.

I don’t mean to sound sappy and everyone’s journey is a personal one. I just hope that maybe sharing how I feel about turning thirty might spark a nerve somewhere out there. That maybe we can all shift our focus just a little from where we think we should be to where we are right now. That a small change like that might cause a ripple in our hearts and open us up to finding a little more inner peace. Because that’s where peace lives! It’s not around the corner…it’s in all of us. Right here and right now.

Thank you for reading and have a beautiful day! I’ll be spending the day with this little man and loving every minute! (Well…except the minutes that he’s acting like a crazy toddler…) So I’ll be enjoying some of the day, haha!

cole mommy

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9 thoughts on “Thoughts on turning 30

  1. Happy birthday! I am 42, and mom to a 5 year old, and just wanted to let you know that it actually gets better πŸ™‚
    If you have the time and interest, I invite you to check out my blog of kid’s projects etc at http://kartwheels.org/
    I hope you have a terrific birthday!!
    Karen

    • Thanks for visiting and for the birthday wishes, Karen! I will definitely check out your blog. I’m always looking for fun activities and projects to keep my little guy busy and learning πŸ™‚

  2. Just looking at those smiles says it all to me..your proud Mom. Perspective is the key and you have found it at the young age of Thirty. Enjoy your magical birthday xoxo

  3. Love your Blog Lindsay! Happy Birthday!! It does get better, I’m at a different milestone staring 50 in between the eyes!! I have to say – my 30’s were wonderful, and I so enjoyed my kids!! Have the best decade ever!!!

  4. Lindsay,

    You have a gift of voice and words…….I believe they are going to take you some where in your life…..Happy Birthday and your 30’s will be wonderful and full of all lifes surprises. Cole is so lucky to have such a great family! Enjoy your day and remember you can celebrate everyday!

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