Thoughts on Turning Thirty

May 26, 2018












Today I turn 30 years old!! That feels so incredibly strange to type out. “Hello, my name is Lauren and I’m 30 years old.” I am having a bit of a hard time with this realization that I’ve completed 1/3 of my life already, and find my first grey hair, because inside I still feel and act like I’m 25 (minus the hangovers, those don't feel like I'm 25). 
It’s a tough age for us women, and I just recently started realizing that. The fact that I am getting older and can’t go backwards kind of freaks me out, if I’m being honest. It feels as though I’m on a strict timeline now, and I don’t like that. But looking back I wouldn't change a thing, so many amazing things happened to!
It’s a huge milestone.
To say that I’ve lived for this many years and done everything I have done already makes me excited to see what the future holds. Ten years ago I would have never guessed that my life would be how it is now, falling in love, having a house with chickens ducks, two dogs and cat, find the true meaning of friendship, so to think what my life will be like in another ten years is like a surprise wrapped in bows and I can't wait to unwrap all the goodies! 
I’m wiser. 
My 20’s were like the stepping stones to get to where I needed to be by 30. I can proudly look back on my 20’s and remember all that I learned, all of the mistakes I made, ups and downs, and trying to find myself, and know that I’ll never have to experience those things again.
I am on the right path.
I can honestly say that at this moment in my life I know exactly what I want to do and what I need to do to get there.  It may take a few more years to get there, but knowing that I’ve lined up all my ducks in a row feels so good, and I have the best support system from my husband, family & friends.
Time to be a little selfish.
I will say, one thing I will never change even in my 30's is I always put others first before myself, and I did that A LOT in my 20's. But one thing I am going to change is my 30's and beyond is to STOP MAKING EXCUSES. I've put alot of my dreams on hold for varies reasons and that stops today. I will work for Disney (maybe not anytime soon but one day), I will focus on what makes me happy and that is this blog and FINALLY starting my youtube channel. Just going to focus a little on me this time around.
Regardless of how I feel today, I’m thankful for everything I have now more than ever. I’m sure everything will fall into place the way its supposed to and just because I’m one year older, doesn’t mean I have to live like I’m 60. I’m still that same girl, with stars in her eyes and wonder in her heart.
BRING IT ON 30!

Thank You to all the amazing shops, OhsoLively, LittleBlueOlive & DCrewDesigns who collaborated with me on this post you truly made all my birthday wishes come true & to Laura's Focus Photography for such a fun photo shoot!

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