Wow. I am so freakin blessed to be celebrating another birthday.
It was quite the birthday week. Celebrating all my favorite ways. Dinner at my favorite restaurant, a visit to the spa, brunch with the gals (they treated me to a meal packed with fresh farm market veggies, and a beautiful floral bouquet), taste-testing at a local vineyard, a backyard campfire, and all of it bookended with a lil canoe camp getaway.
What a marvelous week. I felt so so very loved.
It sure has been a year, this birthday came way too fast. And the last few months have been quite the whirlwind. We're in the midst of a lot of change and transition. Going back to school and moving. There's so much to look forward to this year. My thirties already feel so wonderfully full.
And if I'm being completely honest, there's been a lot of hardship and grief. So the joy and gratitude I have is not flippantly shared. There are hard days. I'm glad they're not all hard.
So I've got one official full year of my thirties under my belt. Amidst it all, I'm really loving this decade. There's a sense of confidence, freedom, and contentment towards myself that feels really cozy right now. Like I'm a tad more settled in who I am. And it's simply wonderful.
If there's anything I learned in this last year, it's that life unfolds as it will. All in its own time. Our options are to resist or embrace. Either way, it's happening. And I think for most of my 20s I resisted. I felt such a need to control and plan and figure out. And an exhilarating thing happened since being 30.
I let go.
And I wish I let go sooner.
I have so much to still learn and grow in. But I'm not in a rush. I'm learning life really does unfold beautifully when we show up and are present to participate in it.
So that's where I am. Living in this messy, imperfect, chaotic, glorious life of mine.
Here's to another year.