I had so many fun sewing posts planned for this week, but then work hit me like a ton of bricks and I’m barely able to wade through it all. So, today this post will have to do. 🙂 And it’s my birthday, so I guess I get a pass anyway. Right?
I’ve passed thirty and am officially “in my thirties.” That has a whole new meaning, ya know?
If there are any of you twenty-somethings out there reading this, let me tell you something: don’t be afraid of thirty! Thirty will be great! Thirty will be awesome! I finally feel like I’m coming into my own a little bit. I’m much more confident than I used to be, I’m happy, I’m surrounded by people I love and who love me and I’m really not sorry to see the insecurities of my twenties pass.
I hope that in the next decade I will only become more loving, more faithful, more confident, more humble and more successful (who doesn’t?!) in the things God has given me to do.
I thought it might be fun to list out what has happened in our lives since my last birthday. My 41-year-old self will thank my 31-year-old-self if this blog is still around then. So without further ado:
When I was 30 years old…
- I had a baby
- We bought a van (our first vehicle purchase together)
- Brian finished Nursing School
- Brian got a job as a RN
- I started blogging here at CailaMade
- I posted my first hand-drawn patterns (here and here)
- My first tutorials
- My Hudson-boy went to preschool
- My Abby-girl turned two
- We moved in with my parents temporarily while buying a house
- We had some setbacks, and some successes
- We make more money than we did last year, but we have less things
- We have more people in our lives, and less time
- I began learning to enjoy the now
- I started fighting discontent
- I took up running again
- Lost 18 pounds
How do I feel on my birthday? I don’t know. Usually, I feel nostalgic and I feel a bit that way now. There are always so many things to do and so little time. I love my babes and they will grow up. What can I say? That is sad. Everyday, I choose to enjoy the now. “Everywhere you are, be all there.” I will not miss this.
So, here’s to another birthday. I don’t mind growing older and I hope to do so with grace. Thank you, friends, for being here and for reading.