Friday, October 1, 2010

So Here I Am

It is my thirtieth birthday.
A few weeks ago, after a post, my friend Candice emailed me about her thirtieth birthday.
How it felt good.
And I have to say I agree.
I am glad to turn at least the page to a new decade.
A new part of my life.

In some ways, I feel I cannot really complain about my 20s.
The first seven years of them were pretty great.
I traveled a lot.
Sweden, Australia, England, France, and Holland.
I moved to NYC.
And then back to Orlando.
I have an amazing set of friends that grows all the time.
I met a fantastic guy and gained his wonderful family.
I had a beautiful wedding.
It is sad and annoying that one August day could cast such a bad taste for my 20s.

I am hopeful and praying for a better decade.
This is not where I thought I would be at people.
A lot of people say that, I know.
I am trying not to be depressed about it.
I met some of my goals.
I own my own home plus a rental.
Mr. X and those amazing friends still are still a big part of my life.
Gizmo and Gadget are the best cats.
I am enjoying my education for the most part.
Started my own business.

So I am trying not to focus on that fact I experienced widowness.
That I lost my best friend and husband.

But today is my birthday.
I will be happy today.

4 comments:

Jen said...

Happy Birthday Star!

Your blog post was perfect!

I hope you have a beautiful day today, and the people in your life celebrate you all day long!!

jrose35 said...

Happy Birthday Star! Wishing you a wonderful and happy day!

Crash Course Widow said...

Happy birthday and new decade, my friend! And may your 30s be even better than your 20s! (Hey, no death would be a massive improvement! ;o))

Have a wonderful week, and be sure to pamper yourself a bit!

Hugs,
Candice

Mars Girl said...

I felt the same way when I turned 30. It was like I could close the chapter on my 20s.... Most of mine were good as well... But they had that dark part where I lost my husband at 26.