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It’s My Birthday and I’ll Cry if I Want to…

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Cry if I Want to…

November is my birthday month and it’s coming up rather rapidly. I used to love birthdays, in fact I’d have a birthday week. Yep, I’d celebrate each and every night of the week surrounding my birthday. It was great fun! These days with family commitments, work and general knackeredness, I simply can’t think of anything worse than a birthday week. No only that, I’ll be 28 which is another step closer to 30 and 30 I do not want to be!

Life begins at 28 –

Actually when I look back over the past few years, 28 seems as though it’s set to be one of the best. Our work on the house is almost finished. Come April, both girls will be settled in at school and both Hubs and my work situations have never been better. As a family we are working quite nicely, I really don’t have a great deal to complain about.

What is it about age that frightens some of us so much? Why do we let age define us, when actually it’s about where we are in life, not how long we’ve been here. It’s about what our experiences have moulded us into and about the plans we have for the future. It’s inevitable that we’re all going to age, maybe it’s about time that I accepted my age and stopped focusing so much on turning the big 3-0.

Celebrating who I’ve become –

In the latter part of my twenties I’ve had two children, I’ve created an online business and I’ve become the homemaker that I thought I could never be. I’ve helped provide my husband with the chance to further his education and career. I have successfully gotten our eldest daughter ready to start preschool and she’s settled in amazingly. I’ve also had a few rough times, including a post natal depression diagnosis. All of these things have been valuable experiences that I am and should be grateful for.

I wouldn’t be who I am today if wasn’t for the rough and the smooth of the last few years. I wouldn’t be the happiest I’ve ever been, literally, if I Hubs and I hadn’t pulled together as a team and worked things out. When I started writing this post, I wasn’t exactly sure where it would take me, but it seems I have a lot more to be grateful for than I had initially realised.

Happy Birthday to me –

It might feel like time is leaving me behind sometimes and it might feel like I’m ageing a too quickly. What it also means though is that I’m still here and I’m living my best life. So I’m going to take the bull by the horns and say ‘Happy Birthday to me’. 28, I’m coming at you!

 

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22 Replies to “It’s My Birthday and I’ll Cry if I Want to…”

  1. Happy Birthday to you 🙂 Don’t worry, 30 is great! I just turned 32, and I feel like I am starting to figure things out finally 😉 We got this 😀

  2. You sound like you are doing great! I appreciate this age, we’ve grown a bit and aren’t so self-focused. We also have alot of life ahead!

  3. Happy birthday to you! I can totally relate to these feelings. Birthdays are not the same as we age out of our young-adult years. But there is a new joy to be found in this stage of life as well!

  4. Isn’t it funny how even the low points in our life have purpose. I was just speaking to my daughter about the lessons we learn in our lives at the twenties, thirties, and now for me, the forties. With each decade we grow more into the person we are. I’m glad that you are catching your stride– keep it up!

  5. I am 28 now, closing in on my 29th birthday in March. I am VERY scared about turning 30 because it just sounds so overwhelming! I do agree with you though, life did feel like it began at 28. My husband and I adopted a second dog, completing our family for now with two dogs and two cats. We also finished up renovating our house ourselves and moved in!

    Birthdays definitely do not need to be scary. That is something I will take to heart myself. And happy early birthday to you!

  6. I hope you have an amazing birthday! I love your take on aging and accepting and embracing it… Everyone needs to think like this!

  7. Happy Birthday! I just turned 32…and I was nervous about 30 but I love being in my 30s! Jealous that you’re still in your 20’s! -Tonya Morris

  8. Happy Birthday to you! It’s so important to reflect on your accomplishments and that makes the birthdays even sweeter as we get older. Cheers to another great year!

  9. First of all I would like to greet you a happy 28th birthday to you and hope you have a blast. I agree that what you’ve experienced made you who you are today.

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