In only two short days, I'll be 30. All year long, I've been dreading it. But now, I'm kind of excited about it. I'm starting to FEEL thirty-- in a good way. Your twenties are a decade of changes-- graduations, new jobs, new friends, new loves. I'm actually looking forward to things staying on the same course for a while. Sure there will be new things in my 30s (I hope)-- new tiny family members, travels to new places, a new house, more new friends. I realized that all those things that I was insecure about and trying to figure out in my twenties are now settled. I have friends who aren't drama-filled, a job that I'm good at and that I'm improving in, a husband whom I love and who loves me, a family that gives me stability and support, and a wonderful church home that encourages my walk with Christ. But more than all of those external things, as I've matured, I realize that all those things can change, and I'll be okay. My life won't shatter when something happens. Friends leave, and you survive. You lose your job and find another. Whatever. Life goes on. The perspective you have at 30 is very, very different than at 20. And I like the view from here much more.
My thirties are gonna be GREAT. :)