I am 29 today. Tomorrow, I will be 30. When did that happen? I can still remember my 10th birthday as clear as day. I received a pink bicycle helmet that year. I remember having to go to my brother’s baseball game and desperately wanting to go home to have cake and open presents. How can I be 30 all of a sudden?
Kate and LC wrote such wonderful posts on the lessons they’ve learned in their 20’s. I had considered writing something similar but struggled to think of anything different or insightful. The past few years have been difficult—I haven’t closed my 20’s the way I had expected and I’m still learning to come to terms with that. Instead, I thought it would be better if I wrote about what I hope to learn in my 30’s.
I hope to be more patient. I hope to relax and learn to let go more frequently.
I hope I learn to trust in God more.
I hope I remember to appreciate the things I do have as opposed to what I don’t.
I hope that I can learn to forgive more easily. And maybe work on forgetting too.
I hope my 30’s are filled with more laughter than tears, more happiness than heartache.
I hope I’m more adventurous. My 20’s saw me learn to love avocado and goat cheese. I wonder what my palette will discover this decade.
I hope I continue to love without reservation.
I hope I continue to hope and dream. I don’t want to lose that innocence.
And now I look forward to a wonderful birthday weekend with my husband, my puppies, and my parents. Let’s just hope the puppies impress my parents or else they’ll never be asked to visit PA!