Tomorrow, dear friends, is my 30th. And I'm not one to make a big deal out of birthdays, I'm truly not, but I find myself with a twinge of excitement for tomorrow. Why? Because my 20's are OVER!!
Not to say that my 20's weren't great. So much happened in that seemingly short span of time and it's framed me for who I am today. I met my future husband right as I turned 21. I lost my dad shortly after. I graduated college, was married, traveled the world with the love of my life, we bought and renovated houses together; we grew our family. I drew a little square on this planet that I call my place, I put up boundaries where I felt they needed to be. I busted through other boundaries that didn't need to be there anymore. We are now settled into our forever home. I found an immense sense of confidence in becoming a mother and it's poured into other parts of me. I am working on encouraging and celebrating that confidence in the women in my life.
I see my 30's being a time where I get to sink further into this person who I've developed. I'm getting to cast away so much of the insecurity, doubt and immaturity of my 20's. It's not to say that I'm perfect now, but I'm honestly perfectly happy with where I am going!
The losses, the gains, the joys and sorrows. All of them I can only attribute to God, and I lay all of these experiences at his feet and thank him for it all! Peace pours out from my heart as I recognize these blessings and lessons.
So with that, I give 20's Bianca a sweet hug and a kiss goodbye. She helped me become who I'm going to be tomorrow; but I'm not going to miss her.