Tuesday, August 14, 2007

cumpleanos

Woohoo, today is my birthday. But not just any birthday. Today is the big 3-0. Dang, when did I get so old?! If you were to ask me if I was excited to be having a birthday, I would say yes. But if you were to ask me if I was excited to be turning 30, the answer would be no, not really. Because to me, this is a momentous occasion. I can no longer say I am "in my 20's". Nope, I have officially left those behind. I now have to say I am "in my 30's" and that just seems so dang old to me. I mean, I don't feel old, but saying I'm 30 sounds so old.

Everyone keeps telling me the 30's are great, the 30's are the new 20's, the 30's are the "power decade", etc. But...I don't know how to explain it. I have been really reflective lately as to what I think the 30's will be for me. And taking the time to process what my 20's were like. Where I went. What I've done. What I've learned.

I've always felt birthdays are a great time for reflection. When friends have birthdays, we ask, "What are 3 highlights from your past year of life?" And then after they've answered we ask, "What are 3 things you are looking forward to in this coming year of life?" But maybe since it's my 30th birthday, I'll think of my Top 10 Highlights of the past 10 years. And then the Top 10 things I am looking forward to in my 30's. Yeah! I like it.

So, let's toast to another year of life, friends! Here's to living, loving, and laughing!

Sincerely, Sarah (the old one)

2 comments:

amy nyquist said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER!!!! you're so young.
-the older one

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry it's a day late. Hope you had a fun day! I can't wait to hear the list of 10 highlights from the past 10 years!