My thirtieth year proved to be a challenging one for me…us.
My aunt once told me that its when you turn 30 that crazy stuff starts happening in your life and around you. As weird as I thought that statement was, she was right. Friends have divorced and people have done things I would have never guessed them doing. We personally have gone through huge challenges on our own. Not exactly the year I thought we’d have, as bright as the future looked on my 30th birthday.
Now as much as this last year has stretched me and pulled me until I’ve been nearly ripped in two, I haven’t…I survived.
I’ve learned a lot and I’ve opened a whole new can of things to figure out.
I’ve had lessons in contentment and carried another human being into this world.
I’ve realized I can be pickier about certain things and find a balance of contentment and ambition.
I’ve learned that some things need to wait and some things are to enjoy right now.
I’ve learned about a new way to eat and although its annoying, it makes you feel really good.
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Even though there are always blessings and lessons learned, I’m still wishing for more and more, like a true human. And although I hope that I’m not totally jinxing myself by speaking my wishes out loud, I would like to share 31 wishes for my 31st year.
1. A successful homeschool year this year even with an infant.
2. Wisdom for training a middle-schooler!!
3. To be a better friend; remember birthdays, send cards, be available.
4. Learn the balance of when to fight for things and when to let it go.
5. Daily remembering that this too shall pass.
6. To hit my stride as a mama to a middle-schooler, a little lover, a little mother, and a peanut.
7. For regular pedicures…starting today.
8. To come to terms with my personal spiritual walk; not worrying what other people are doing, what they say, but to make this walk my very own regardless of others’ interpretations.
9. To finally feel at home and to be happy with the walk between now and then.
10. Travel…to DC
11. to Savannah
12. to Charleston again.
13. Remember daily to not apologize for the way I feel, but to be open to growing and evolving all the same.
14. To lose these last baby pounds and then some
15. Whilst eating what I want and not exercising.
16. Care more.
17. Complain less.
18. Give away everything in my closet
19. and buy a new wardrobe.
20. That my brother’s new business would thrive
21. And my sister’s new marriage will too.
23. Meditate on His word without adding to it.
24. To trust in the uncertainty.
25. To not be afraid.
26. Be more thoughtful.
27. Focus on my marriage more.
28. That Vera would fall into a regular schedule (preferably one where she sleeps 13 hours per night.)
29. For my hair to grown 6 inches (this month).
30. And to never go to Walmart ever again.
31. And for this life of mine to be a legacy for my kids, for my friends, for my husband. I wish to grow old with lifetime of happiness and wisdom to show for it.
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And let the celebration commence.