Today is my birthday! I am officially over 30 and taking the day off to do things I love and indulge in some sappy self-reflection. I was having a conversation about my life with my twenty-something and post-twenties selves. Here is what the debate produced.
this is what 30+ looks like.
30+ is not selfish, but giving and serving in love
but it is also perfecting self-care and tending one’s own garden
30+ is embracing the fact that youth does not last forever
but it is also understanding that youth never leaves if you love life
30+ is accepting these new curves and softness as beautiful
but it is also realizing 11:00 PM ice cream binges are bad habits
30+ means my dreams’ deadlines are closer than they were yesterday
but it is not too late to seize the day by its throat and squeeze
30+ is the glammest, baddest, most self-assured, sophistafunky chick
but she is not about to kill herself in 6″ heels when flats will wow, too
I’m so thankful to be here to celebrate! I’m a lightweight drinker, so I give you all permission to toss back your favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic “drank” in my honor. There will be 50 Cent, 2Chainz, and Stevie Wonder songs playing in my vicinity. That is all.
*note: Um, so I cheated and put up a pic from this past August, but it’s my birthday and ya’ll forgive me, right? Real birthday pics to come later. 🙂
17 thoughts on “Birthday Confetti: what 30+ looks like”
It was, thank you!
Hi ma’am! Happy belated birthday. I hope it was swell. 🙂
Thank you, Derick 🙂
Great Post, Happy Bday!
hee hee, i’m 31, but I’ll still claim 30! 🙂 Thanks!
Thanks, Tristan! They must be, cuz I seem to have NOT broken that habit yet.
happy birthday and ice cream binges are always acceptable
Happy Birthday, looking good. Have fun
come on in! the water is warm and the cheesecake tastes great!
Happy birthday!! You make the 30’s look good, looking forward to joining you there in a few short months!
thank you! 🙂
Happy Born day, And i wish you many more
Thank you very much 🙂
Happy birthday. I wish you love and light in the next year of your life’s journey. Enjoy your day.