3.22.2009

decade in review

Welp, I just wrapped up my first annual 30th birthday. Yes, I said first annual. Next year will be my second annual 30th, etc. Ocean got me a pan to make muffins shaped like sporting equipment. I told him I thought it was awesome, and he told me it was expensive. And I'm going sometime this week to get some dishes from Anthropologie so you know I'll be posting pictures later.

The last ten years of my life were pretty nuts. I lived so much life in that time and experienced more than I ever imagined I would at this age. I loved and lost and loved again, I experienced sorrow too great for words and exhilaration that can't be described, I brought forth life and witnessed the end of life. I travelled, I searched, I yearned, I wandered, I found my home and I made peace with myself. Overall I'd say it was a pretty good decade.

My goal for the next ten years is to not allow myself to age too quickly since the last year has pretty much turned me into a senior citizen. I'm totally down with the S.C.'s but I'm far from being one and if I'm not getting the discount, I'm pretty sure I don't want to feel like one yet. The next decade has the potential to be very draining so I'm determined to not let my joy be stolen, no matter what circumstances arise. It helps having friends who keep me laughing and dancing and playing. (Thank you, friends, of all varieties.)

Here's a birthday video Ocean and I made before he went to bed tonight. Biggest blessings... smallest packages. For sure.

video

4 comments:

Phil said...

I miss that bugger so much right now! In ten years he'll be a teenager!! What a brilliant personality.

Erin Wilson said...

Absolutely precious! Happy Birthday! I love your shirt by the way.

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Instead of being 30 every year, you can just count backwards. Next year...the big 2-9...again...

Jobi Harrell said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Welcome to the club. I will be turning 30 again this year...
Just wait untill you get called ma'am. It hurts. Bad.