I mean, everyone was like 30

I turned 30 last Friday. There, I said it.

Up until now I’ve pretty much been calling it my Second Annual 29th Birthday.

Honestly, turning 29 was weirder. Because it was like “holy s$%*balls – I’m 30 NEXT YEAR.” So I’ve been preparing myself for this for a year now.

What I did NOT expect was another huge life change to happen the week prior to the 30th birthday. I moved out of the flat and into my own little one bedroom, urban apartment. It’s been kind of a devastating few weeks, y’all. But it’s getting a little, tiny bit easier every day when I realize that the world doesn’t really give a crap about my drama – it keeps spinning anyways and I better just try and keep up.

That’s all I care to talk about there. Back to 30….

We have new interns at work and one of my friends and coworkers walked by a gaggle full of them sitting in the cafeteria. She overheard then talking about their weekend and heard one girl say, “yeah – it was a fun place. But we didn’t stay very long. Everyone in there was like 30.”

Ohhhhhh girl. YoudidnotjustsaythatOMG!

I guess when you are 20 years old, 30 does seem pretty ancient. Now, please excuse me while I drink this Metamucil and chase it with some Pepto straight outta the bottle.

The 30th Birthday Weekend was great. I don’t ever remember my birthday falling on a Friday, so that was fun. I was surrounded by people who love me and even got to spend 24 hours in Nashville with my lovely parents, eating our way through town, as usual. Although, I was in bed by 10 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night. I’m not even mad about it.

I moved, I turned 30 and stayed real busy that first week in my new place. This second week has been quieter. I’ve been finding myself just looking around and realizing how quiet it is – then running to find Callie and making her snuggle on me. Gawd, I seriously would be locked in the nuthouse by now without that fur person. Her companionship saves me, some days. (So said the crazy, old, spinster cat lady).

So, who knows what 30 holds, but I’m counting on the second half of this year being pretty dang good. It better be. I’m going to make it be. I know by the end of the year I’m going to have a niece or nephew, I have an amazing family, such good friends, a job I love, a fur baby and the cutest roof over my head that you ever did see.

It’s gotta be good, right?


11 thoughts on “I mean, everyone was like 30

  1. Big stuff going on, but each change brings you closer to where you want to end up. Sorry to hear about you and R, I liked reading about yall’s life together since I found your blog. But remember, you’ve done some pretty amazing things on your own along the way 🙂 Happy Birthday!

  2. Seriously… just had to tell you this. I’m kinda jealous of you. I want to have the option to start over at 30. I mean seriously… how lucky is that?! You could be like unhappy and living in a dump and have a terrible job. Jus’ sayin’. Miss you-A

    • Thanks girl. It’s true. I have so much to be thankful for and it really is like starting FRESH! You’re so right. Miss you too! Come visit.

  3. REAL TALK. Girl, it’s all downhill from here. The worst years are the ones leading up to 30. I’m 37 & it’s gets better every year. You get more sure of yourself, you get better at who you choose to surround yourself with, you get more confident in your voice & opinions. For you to be this amazing at 30, you’re going to blow us all away by 37. Heart you!

    • Girl. Boo. Girl. I love you! Thanks for this note. I KNOW what you say must be true. Because like Kate Stone said earlier on FB, you could not PAY me enough to go back through my early-mid 20s. Screw that. Heart you, too!

  4. It most certainly will be good, and getting better by the day. Look in the mirror beautiful niece, you are the best, and great things are waiting for you in the future. That fur baby knows your every mood and will be there for you, as will all of us that love you.

  5. Hi Jen! I love reading your posts – and following you on insta! I’m sorry to hear this news – but I love your new place and I think it will be a great new start for you! Happy 30th, the best is yet to come!

  6. It only gets better! My 30s have been full of excitement so welcome to the club 🙂 Share your feelings about the fur baby – I am so thankful for my Brady! So much love and companionship and I love coming home to her after a hard day. Life definitely knows how to get us down sometimes, but you are amazing and I know this fresh start is the beginning of many wonderful things for you. Have a great day and a great weekend! Really enjoy reading your blogs!

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