November 25, 2011

Black Friday Birthday.

I find it rather appropriate that my 30th birthday falls on a day referred to as Black Friday.  I haven't quite been looking forward to saying goodbye to the 20s.  I'm no longer a 20-something.  I feel like that makes me old (well, at least in the blogging world it seems to ;)

I could now tell you about my past 30 years, but the only things I need to say are that I've learned so much, figured out who I am, and know a bit more about who I want to be.  I've made mistakes, but overall, I'm pretty happy with where I am as I enter 30.  So instead of looking back, I'm looking forward to these 30-something years.  I have a few goals in mind.

Here's what I want during my 30's:

*I want to get my body into the best shape of it's life.  Sure it would be nice to look good, but really I want to do this one to FEEL good.  I want to feel the strength that I know my body has.  I want to be fit.  And I want to enjoy what it can do.

*I want to spend more time on things for me.  I devote myself 100% to my family.  That won't change, but I do want to put a little more time into passions for myself.  Maybe working out like I said above, or knitting, decorating cakes, crafting, or whatever.  It doesn't have to be just one thing; I can enjoy lots of them and I hope I do.

*A goal that Pat and I are trying to work toward is planting roots closer to family.  This one is so important to me.  To know that I'm 30 and not there yet makes me feel a little sad, but we're working on our plans.  We have to do it right to ensure stability for our family.  So fingers crossed and prayers said, maybe we'll get our dream to come true with this one.

*Since my 30s is a long time, this one is for my mid-late thirties--find something I can do to make money for our family.  I save it for my mid-late thirties so that the kids will be in school by then and I'll have time.  Being a mom is my number one priority.  I have some ideas of avenues I'd like pursue, but only time will tell.

*And most of all to enjoy my kids and husband and never take a day with them for granted.

So there you have it.  My plans for the next 10 years.  I'm pretty sure that this will be one of the only posts for a while that I mention my least until I get used to this new number :)

I hope you all enjoyed thanksgiving.  Happy Black Friday Birthday to me.


Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!! 30 was a hard number for me, but 40 was way worse. : ) I think that's why I took up running, writing, and some other things after I hit that number. You've got some great goals for your 30's and I wish you the best!

Anonymous said...

Happy 30th Birthday! :-)

Monica said...

Happy Birthday!! And you're not that old in the blogging world either! I'm older than you are!! Good luck on your goals!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Those are some great plans in the years to come.

The New "Normal" said...

Happy Birthday and welcome to the 30s! I was dreading my 30th, but I have to say the 30s have been surprisingly nice! I hope you had a nice b-day!

Anonymous said...

Happy 30th Birthday! I cried the whole day I turned 30 but I've got to tell you, 30's haven't been bad at all. Hope your 30's are filled with tons of blessings :)

The Fischer Family said...

Happy belated birthday Shelly! I will be joining you in the world of 30 next year and I'm actually kind of excited about it! I've heard the 30's are the best ever! You've made me think about a list of things I'd like to complete in my 30 years. Anyways, I hope your birthday was great!!! I'm glad I've "met" you through the great wide world of internet blogging! ;-)

KERRY said...

Happy 30th Birthday Shelly!! Turning 30 was a little scary for me to begin with, but as soon as I did, I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I didn't care about all the petty stuff anymore...30 something rocks!! :)

AnNaRicHiE said...

Belated Bday shelly!! My goodness 30 is I believe young. I am going to turn 35 this January and that I feel old. But I do understand the thing you were saying..once you are not in the 20's anymore it is hard to sink in.
Hope your bday was a blast.And hope u also have good shopping as well.

Christina said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Hope all your dreams come true. It's quite a list and I am sure you will make it happen.

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