As my birthday quickly approaches, I’m having nostalgia as I think about past birthdays. I’m not a person who hates my birthday, but I am sad how quickly each year passes. When I think about my favorite birthday from the past few years, my 30th stands out as my favorite. Most people dread turning 30, but I didn’t mind it.
Leading up to my birthday I asked a lot of 30 something-year-olds what they did, and most of them couldn’t remember. In my head I thought you had a birthday bash, you drink until you throw up, and you have the most memorable night of your life. The truth is while that sounds fun my birthday fell on a weeknight, and I had to be at work the next day. The idea of a hangover is not how I envisioned my second day as a mature 30-year-old.
A few days before my birthday I woke up extremely sick so I knew there would be no party, no drinking, and probably nothing but a party with my pillow and a box of Kleenex. I spent the day before my birthday in bed and feared I’d still be in rough shape for my turning the big 3-0.
The day of my birthday I felt a lot better but lost my voice by the end of the day. I had the day off work and took my daughter to daycare so I could have some “me-time.” I spoiled myself with a shopping spree and sleep and that night went to dinner with my family and close friends.
My husband went above and beyond my expectations of a present. I was very upfront I wanted to see my team, the Indianapolis Colts play the Arizona Cardinals. My husband purchased tickets sitting behind the Colts bench in the 6th row. The game was a disaster for the Colts, but it was the most amazing sporting experience of my life. To see players you follow and love within 30 feet from you is remarkable. It was an awe-worthy experience.
My friend also got us tickets to see John Mayer and Phillip Phillips who was an incredible concert. If you have the opportunity to see John Mayer, he is a must see show. He’s beyond talented and the night was memorable.
When I picked my daughter up from daycare, she made me the cutest gift basket full of different things people say about turning 30.
My co-workers also made me this
Overall, it was a fantastic day despite being sick; I made the best out of turning 30. The actual reason I don’t mind my birthday is not for the presents, not because getting older is awesome, but because of all the love people show throughout the day. I enjoy social media is that birthdays always reconnect me with old friends I don’t typically talk to. I feel incredibly lucky and glad to know such amazing people because it makes up for the crappy people who suck the life out of you.
To anyone who hasn’t turned 30 it wasn’t that bad. As I always say, you’re only as old as you look, feel and act, so act the age you want to be and hopefully everything else will fall into place for you!
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