Tomorrow I turn 30.
I'm not sure how I feel about that landmark age. Currently I am in better shape and healthier then I was at 27, 28 or 29. So that is a plus. I feel happier then I have in years and have continuously been a very lucky person. I have some of the best friends I've ever had in my life. I've been traveling more. I have a job I love and work with great people. I make enough money to pay my bills with some left over to play with. So what would I have to complain about? 30 is just an age.
I think my problem with turning 30 is that when I was 20 - 25 I thought by now I would have met 'the one', gotten married, had a kid or two. My thoughts on 30 when I was younger was this adult life with responsibilities of a family, as a wife. I may not be where I thought I would be when I thought about this age, years ago. I'm not the person I thought I would be, but that doesn't mean I'm unhappy with where I am. I own my own house, didn't end up needing a man to make that happen. I have a dog that I love and as much as I love my niece and nephew, and that is a love I can't possibly describe, don't have a yearning to be a mom at this point.
In the last 2 years I have seen more of this world then I had in the 28 years before that. (My sisters became moms; traveled with my dad on a road trip to Utah, Arizona seeing the Grand Canyon and Arches National Park; took a spring break trip to St Croix, US Virgin Islands with some great friends; Iowa Games; cousins graduations; the best Frederick Family Reunion ever.)
Although I may not be where I thought I would be at the age of 30, I'm doing and seeing a lot more then I would have ever dreamed. Next summer I am traveling to Peru and I'm sure I will have many other adventures a long the way too. Maybe I'll meet 'him' this year, maybe I will get married, want to start a family…. Then again maybe I won't. I can safely say that I am happy either way. My life is anything but ordinary; my life is anything but boring and I am ridiculously lucky for everything I have experienced in these 30 years and look forward to experiencing even more wonderful things in the next 30 years.