Friday, February 22, 2013

Goodbye 20 somethings...

So tomorrow I turn 30. Leaving my 20s behind. For the last decade I have had the hardest time remembering my age. People would ask and in attempt to conceal the fact that I couldn't remember, nor had the ability to quickly do the math, I would answer "20 something". They'd laugh as if I was too modest to tell my real age...ha, modest, that's funny. To be clear, modesty is something that does describe me when it comes to my dress however modesty does not describe me in any other sense of the word. Opinions, zeal (for getting what I want), etc...not modest, not me.
Aaaaanyway, I started this post because I have been thinking about the fact that I will not longer be 20 something and feel the need to commemorate leaving this age that has served me well over the last ten years. When I think back to ten years ago as I turned 20 all I can think of is how very clueless I was about life in general. Ten years later, I still have a lot to learn but I go about my life in a much more informed and (hopefully) mature manner than I did back then. Many things have changed about me and how I make decisions, however so many things have stayed the same.
~I still love dogs, THAT will never change.
~I still hate being told no, "I'll do what I want" is a frequent phrase used in our house, it's a joke now but only  because we both know just how ridiculous we both are about doing what we want. This one goes right along with "I'm doing it because I want to, not because you told me to."
~I still have some strange, innate devotion to do things differently. This never happens on purpose but whatever the mold is, I don't fit.
~I still remain completely surprised and overwhelmed at how lucky I am to be part of my family. They really are great and somehow I get to be in the mix of a totally loving, devoted and supportive family.

There are probably a lot more things that are the of them happens to be that I bore easily so I am going to move on to how much has changed!
~I got married...this is definitely a highlight! There is so much I can say about how much I have grown and been stretched into a better person through being married. Doug is my encourager, my sounding board and loves me more than I deserve. I'm so glad to be his wife and look forward to the day I post five more years of being married to the man I love.
~I moved more times than I'd like to admit, I had a few addresses in Jackson, TN,  a few in Longview, WA and have banked a few in North Carolina as well. I'm a super packer now and I wonder just how many moves are in our future!
~My family has grown, aside from being married, the addition of nieces and nephews has grown our family. Each one with  their own personalities, likes and dislikes, it is so fun to watch them grow up even if it is from far away!

My 20 something years have been great! Goodbye 20's...hello 30's!!!

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