One Step Closer to 30

Am I upset/worried/depressed/uneasy? Not at all!

If you haven't already guessed by my title, today is my birthday and I have officially turned 26 years old. I have passed that hump of my 20s and am now one step closer to 30. I think I must be the odd one out if/when compared to most people my age. You constantly hear about people, mostly women, dreading about turning 30. Perhaps they're worried that they haven't accomplished what they thought they would by that point in their life? I'm really not sure.

Today I find myself one year closer to 30 and I don't harbour any bad feelings at all. I'm actually excited! For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be older. When I was little, I would dream about getting married and having a family, so I looked forward to get older because it was at that point when those opportunities would come to me.

Despite a few bumps in the road over the years, I am overall pretty happy where I am today. I accomplished what I wanted to education-wise when I walked away with an honours degree 3 years ago. I currently hold a full-time job and although it is not my dream job -- YET (that will come in time) -- it has allowed me to be able to purchase a brand new car at 22, become a homeowner at 23, all while being able to keep the horse which my parents bought me when I was 16. I spend my money as wisely as I can, and although it's tough, I know I made the right decisions.

In late March 2008, I was lucky enough to come across this amazing man (C) with whom I quickly fell deeply in love and we've been together ever since. We talk all the time about the many plans we have for our future together and I honestly could not be more excited to see where our road will lead us. So, now that I really think about it, I think that C is the main reason why I could care less about being closer to 30. We have an amazing thing together that is so rare these days and I am constantly finding myself looking forward to growing older with him and seeing where we end up.
On that note, I will embrace 26 with open arms and keep on looking forward to seeing what 30 will bring me.


4 Responses to “One Step Closer to 30”

Anonymous said...
October 20, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Happy Birthday!!

October 21, 2009 at 9:01 AM

Happy birthday! I know what you mean, I didn't mind turning 40 and now that I am 44, I don't mind hitting 50.... It's just a number. I don't feel that old LOL!! Hope you have a wonderful day :) Stopping by from SITS!

Rachel said...
October 21, 2009 at 11:27 AM

Happy Birthday Laura! Hope you had a great date.

Meg said...
October 23, 2009 at 1:45 PM

whoops, I am so late with this! But happy belated birthday...I hope you had a grrreat day!