Ladies and gentlemen. Today I am 30 years old.
A lot of people view entering a new decade as a pivotal life moment. I remember turning 20 and feeling so down. I used to think that 20 was old. Now, I would love to be that young again.
As I enter my 30s, I feel successful and accomplished. Perhaps not to other’s standards, but certainly to my own. I have a happy marriage and an amazing husband. I have a baby on the way. I own and operate my own small business and have professional experience within a library, which I now know will be my career path. I have a beautiful home, wonderful pets, a healthy body, and great family and friends. Most importantly, I finally have a secure life. That is truly all that I could ask for.
Here are some photographs taken this weekend of our celebrations. They began Friday evening with a supper spent with my parents.
On Saturday night, we went to see the film Secret in their Eyes at our favourite theatre. There’s nothing quite like a great murder movie!
Sunday morning was spent dropping my mum off at the airport. She is finally headed to her new home and life on the Canadian coast. The next time that we see her, we will have our little one.
Afterwards, we went to the Western Development Museum, just like we did for my birthday in 2013. However, it turns out that there were a few events occurring there. It was so busy that we decided to go Christmas shopping instead. (These were supposed to be our sad faces, but we clearly can’t act.)
We returned home in the afternoon and I opened my gifts. My true birthday is on Monday, but because Geoffrey will be in school and working all day, we decided to celebrate it as if it were Sunday.
Lastly, I spent the afternoon outside with the dogs. I had my new Kinfolk Home book, a coffee, and a warm barn. It was heaven.
I can honestly say that this was the first birthday since my teenage years that I did not feel apprehensive about. If only I could feel this contented on every birthday to come.
Have the most marvellous week, family, friends, and followers!
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