Turning Thirty

Yesterday I celebrated my 30th birthday, and in the past year leading up to it, I was really excited to turn 30… in the past week I got a little more apprehensive. I don’t know why, but I was a little sad and nervous to turn the big 3-0. It made me want to start turning my frown upside-down and start focusing on all that I accomplished in my first thirty years:

  • went to 3 different preschools, 1 elementary school, 2 middle schools, 1 high school, 2 colleges, and 1 grad school
  • got an agent in New York City in elementary school
  • went on two Broadways auditions
  • met a TON of celebrities (and some semi-celebrities)
  • saw a handful of concerts
  • appeared in 70 plays, musicals, reviews, and other productions (not including recitals and talent shows)
  • went on over 10 cruises
  • traveled to England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany
  • graduated from high school in the top 10% of my class
  • graduated from college summa cum laude
  • received my master’s degree with a 4.0 a semester earlier than expected
  • taught for 5 years at a dream elementary school
  • named New Teacher of the Year at my school in my first year
  • won awards from my school district in multiple years for STEM lessons
  • married the love of my life (and high school sweetheart)
  • became a mommy to my twins
  • left my teaching job to be a stay at home mommy
  • mothered my fur babies Lucy and Toby
  • bought a house
  • owned 2 cars
  • planned fun parties
  • designed wonderful rooms
  • blogged for BrideSaver (my first blog), this blog, Supper Clubbing, my classroom blog, How Do You Do It?, and The Wise Baby
  • opened an Etsy business
  • rebranded the Etsy business
  • sold Thirty-One (bags and totes)
  • sold Rendi (personalized signs)
  • became a Young Living Distributor
  • started a business involving YL and essential oils (Healthier Oil the Thyme)
  • have amazing friends and family
  • look on the positive side (as much as possible)


Yes, I would say my first 30 years have been great. Here’s to an even better next 30 (and hopefully many many more than that)!


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