30th Birthday-Girl’s Day With Geeky

Joey: [To Rachel] Look, turning thirty is not that big a deal.

Ross: Oh really? Is that how you felt when you turned thirty?

[Flashback to Joey’s thirtieth birthday]

Joey: Why God, why?! We had a deal. Let the others grow old, not me! -Friends

 For my 30th birthday, I had originally dreamed up big plans of going on a group camping trip with a bunch of friends. Then reality set in, and I realized that camping with a 4 month old just didn’t sound that relaxing to me. So instead, I opted to spend the day with my best gal pal Geeky. She came over and took me out to lunch, and my friends from church came over to watch Piglet. It was the first time I’ve left him for that long, and his first time with babysitters. It felt so freeing to be able to leave the house without a diaper bag!

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We enjoyed a yummy lunch of tapas and drinks. I had all of one drink and I felt wasted for the next hour! I’m such a cheap date. It felt good to let my hair down, and I loved spending one on one time with Geeky. We talked about just about everything, and how excited she is that she and her hubby have made the decision to start a family. I am so happy for them, and I cannot wait to help plan her future baby shower!

After lunch we wandered over to a fun little boutique and did some shopping. Of course I ended up buying things for Piglet. I missed him!! It made my heart happy to see that when we got back, Piglet was smiling and seemed perfectly content with his babysitters. It makes me feel good about future me time, and a lot less guilty.

Geeky got to spend some quality time with her godson when we got back, and he of course hammed it up for her. It was a low key, mellow way to ring in my 30s.

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My 20s were all about crazy parties and all kinds of shenanigans. Now I’m happy with some good food and great company. Unlike many people out there, 30 is not a number I’ve feared. I’ve actually been looking forward to this milestone birthday for quite awhile. I think my grandma put it best when she said that I’m entering the wonder years. I’m old enough to be comfortable with who I am, but not so old that my body is failing me. I have quality friendships, not just fair weather flighty friends. I live in a lovely home (not a tiny, messy apartment like in my 20s) with my wonderful husband and our amazing son. I am so happy with life in this moment, and I am looking forward to where this decade takes me. So hello 30s. I’m so glad you’re here!

6 Comments

    Charlotte

    Happy happy birthday, beautiful girl! I’m so glad you are approaching your 30s with such a wonderful outlook. Your grandma was absolutely right–and this is a great age to be 🙂 You are in such a wonderful place in life and it makes me so incredibly happy to see so much warmth and love from one blog post. I’m also glad you were able to get out and spend some time with old friends on your special day!!!!

    Kenzie S

    Happy birthday! So glad that you got to spend it with your best friend (: Sounds like you had a great time! Little piglet is just too cute!

    Jill

    Happy 30th!!! So glad to hear you had a good day celebrating with your friend, and got a little girl time in, without the diaper bag! 😉 I can relate to that feeling of being OK with 30. Originally I dreaded it, but I honestly feel like the best days are still ahead! I was at peace with it once the day finally came.

    phoebe

    happpppppy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    your birthday sounds awesome. to be able to go out with your best and just relax… what more could a girl ask for 🙂
    i’m glad you left piglet with a babysitter…. i think that will for sure help both of your down the road 🙂 🙂

    Nancy

    Happy Birthday to you! Glad you got to spend it with a good girl friend, everyone needs one (or many) of them…..

    Piglet is getting soo big, what a cutey pie he is, takes after both his parents!

    Sarah @ The Wanderblogger

    30 definitely doesn’t seem like something to be afraid of anymore. Life only gets better from here! Happy birthday, sweets!

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