February 5, 2012

Guess, what? I’m thirty years old today. Hooray!

It’s a milestone. Kind of a big one, although I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because 30 seems so…adult. So…old? Nah. I don’t feel old. I mean, I’ve been living like a grandma for years, but I feel great.

Nevertheless, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on this birthday. Kind of evaluating my life, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it is fantastic. I’m healthy. I’m married to a man with a heart of gold who loves me like I never dreamed I would be loved. We have an adorable, healthy baby who gives us endless joy. We have amazing families who are our best friends. I have a steady job that is challenging and fulfilling. These and many, many other blessings.

My life isn’t perfect. I wish we were out of debt and had money to travel and save for retirement and Meredith’s future. I wish I didn’t have to work so much and that my job wasn’t so far away. I wish I had more time for hobbies. I wish I could figure out how to cook on a regular basis. Like anyone, my relationships have their struggles. But all of these things are trivial compared to the good in my life.

I wish I was at a point where I could make some concrete goals for the next year, or even month – but I’m trying to be true to myself and right now I know that would just stress me out. I’m happy with the way things are going, though. I’m doing really well documenting life lately – I’ve started Project Life, am taking lots of photos, capture at least one good thing a day as well as writing down what happened that day. I’ve lost over half of the weight I gained while pregnant and am back into my pre-pregnancy clothes. I find time to read. I soak up my time with David and Meredith. We are looking hard for a new church.

I’m just really, really happy to be alive. And I think thirty is going to be the best year yet.

Posted in: personal, me

Comments on Thirty!

  1. 1

    From Ti:

    And so it shall be! :) *hugs* [this is a beautiful reflection.]

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    From Amy --- Just A Titch:

    Happy Birthday, Kathleen! <3

  3. 3

    From Ashley:

    Happy Birthday!! I’m glad you’re in such a good place and still striving.

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    From Dad:

    I can’t believe how you get cuter every year. Imagine how great you’ll look at 40.

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    From Vanessa:

    Happy birthday! I hope your 30s are full of wonderful things, as I’m sure they will be.

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    From Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness):

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day, and a great year :)

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    From San:

    Happy Birthday, Kathleen. So happy to hear you’re starting the new year with such a good healthy attitude :)

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    From SEL:

    Happy {belated} Birthday!! I love the positive vibes from this post. I’ve found there really isn’t anything better in life than being around those we love and, those who love us. (along with good health)

  9. 9

    From Christine:

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day! :-)

  10. 10

    From Melanie:

    Happy Birthday! :)

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    From steph anne:

    Happy (belated) Birthday!! I hope you had a great one and a great upcoming year of being 30! :)

  12. 12

    From Project Life « Simply Sarah:

    […] first heard about Project Life from Kathleen. I remember thinking there was no way I could start another project since I was expecting Jacob to […]

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