Welcome 30

IMG_3094This weekend I turned 30. For many of you thirty is old news, and for many of you it is yet to come. By the time you’re thirty age differences don’t really matter, and that’s awesome. It’s funny to think that all the people I graduated high school with are also experiencing this same fact this year; there were 517 of us and now we are all turning 30 this year.

So what is so special about thirty? It’s not like I was going to change significantly when the clock hit the recorded time I was born. As I was driving home from yoga the other night I was pondering what thirty would mean for me. I came easily to the conclusion that being in your thirties you are finally free of hoping, wishing, asking for other peoples’ approval. I feel like now I don’t have to prove how responsible I am. All throughout out my twenties I felt like I had to show everyone how responsible I was, and now I don’t feel that. I know it’s one of those epiphany moments, but it feels good. I can move about my life because I want to. Not to prove anything to anyone.

I would like to say thank you to all of you who gave me words of wisdom and told me how awesome my thirties will be. You are right! I am only a couple days in and already it’s looking pretty good. I welcome you thirties with open arms, let’s go have fun!

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23 Responses to Welcome 30

  1. amy says:

    Happy birthday! I didn’t feel I had to prove responsibility in my 20s, so I didn’t have a similar epiphany to yours. But I remember turning 30 and feeling like it didn’t bother me in the least, because I was very happy with my life and where I was in it. I turned 40 in 2013 and had no issues with that one either. 😉 Enjoy your 30s!!

    • KC says:

      Thanks Amy! I wasn’t unhappy but I think the added stress of getting married really young weighed on me. My in-laws told me for ten years how little I was. I think that 30 is not little anymore and for that I am happy!

  2. Daniele says:

    It helps that you already so accomplished: two kids, a puppy, a fun blog and store, you were even in a magazine! I’m working on getting you those chickens and other farm animals; maybe your subconscious passion is cleaning up poop?

    Love, Hubby.

  3. karen says:

    happy birthday! I loved being in my thirties and remember turning thirty. Friends threw a party for me :) So lovely to see you in a photo.

    • KC says:

      I’m going to try to have more photos of myself in this blog. I realize that I’m not in front of the camera much. Thank you for reading all the time Karen! I always look forward to seeing your comments.

  4. Lori says:

    happy birthday! :)

    it’s been my experience, too, that moving into your 30s is about being more secure in who you are, what you can do, and what you want. and your 40s are even better. ;o)

    i hope you have a great decade! :)

  5. Sara w. says:

    You’re so sweet kc! I remember playing when we were kids. I can’t wait to see how awesome the next ten years are for you!

  6. Meryl says:

    When I was little I remember thinking that 30 is so old, but now that I’m here (past, even) it feels like I’m finally hitting my stride. Happy 30’s to you!

    • KC says:

      Thanks Meryl! It’s great to know that now 30’s are just entering into the prime of life. Imagine our caveman ancestors who died at 35?! 30 has been really fun so far.

  7. Dawn Suzette says:

    Yay for 30 and the way you are taking it on!

  8. aimee says:

    Congratulations! Happy 30. Its a great age. They kind of merge together once your’e into them! I think it really marks the beginning of being happy in your own skin. Did for me anyway.

  9. Happy 30th!! (belated I know!)
    Beautiful portrait of yourself. :)
    I will be turning 30 in June, and I’m really excited. I really feel like my 20’s were a bit chaotic and it took a while to shift into who I wanted to be, not to mention curb and control general emotional behaviour in reaction to the world around you. I feel like my 30’s will be a wonderful opportunity for growth, and hopefully to stop procrastinating as much and be a little more ‘grown up’.
    Best of luck with your 30’s! You’ll rock it!

  10. kat says:

    Happy Birthday Kc! You sound so positive and happy, that’s great! Kisses to you and your lovely girls!
    Kat xxx

  11. Happy belated birthday to you!! The thirties are a wonderful decade. Almost as good as the 40’s!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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