"I think I’ll take a moment, celebrate my age
The ending of an era and the turning of a page
Now it’s time to focus in on where I go from here
Lord have mercy on my next thirty years"

Yep, that's right. It's the big 3-0 over here.


Three decades of happiness, sorrow, intense laughter, horrible heartache, glorious joy, terrible tragedy, the most amazing friendships, people I can turn to and lean on and cry with and laugh with and every little thing in between that makes me incredibly lucky to have the life I do.

I don't know that I ever imagined myself turning 30. I know I never dreamed I'd be doing it alongside two beautiful kids and an amazing hubby. Life is good.

"Hey my next thirty years I’m gonna have some fun
Try to forget about all the crazy things I’ve done
Maybe now I’ve conquered all my adolescent fears
And I’ll do it better in my next thirty years"

I'm not upset at all to turn this page and leave my 20s. As I write this it's still Thursday night and I'm two hours away from entering the next decade of my life. Time to reflect and celebrate what has been but, I'm hopeful and excited about what's in store.

"My next thirty years I’m gonna settle all the scores
Cry a little less, laugh a little more
Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear
Figure out just what I’m doing here
In my next thirty years"

I'm confident that the next chapter has absolutely amazing things in store for me and those I love.