Today, I enter another decade of life. In some ways it is hard to believe I will be telling people that I'm "30" when they ask or writing in that new number combination on forms where I am asked for my age. But, in many ways I'm EXCITED about being in this new era of my life, the thirties. I love that I can look back and see personal life growth from the moment I turned 20, until now, so think how much possibility this new decade holds for me!? I'm unsure why turning 30 cripples so many, mentally, it just seems like another season of life to me (for now). I was actually looking forward to this birthday, is that odd? And if you know me well, you know I love my birthday anyway, perhaps that is more odd? So, in shameless self-promotion, I say "happy-birthday-to- me" and look the 30s squarely in the face and say, "Bring it."
Besides, as my friend Tina once told me (when she crested this peak several years ago), "The 30s are the new 20s." I just love that.