What It’s Like To Be 30

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I turn 31 today. A number I thought I would cringe to see on my birthday cake, but so far it’s not so bad. In fact, it’s the reason I am writing my very first birthday blog post. I wanted to share with you my highs and lows of last year but most importantly why I am so grateful to be here and why 31 really is just a number.

This time last year … the BIG 3-0 …my husband had planned an elaborate birthday dinner for me but unfortunately I came down with the flu and homemade chicken noodle soup was the highlight of my night. As I am writing this, ironically enough it is 8:16pm on a Sunday and my husband is passed out in bed next to me from night time tylenol flu. I clearly have had a lot of time on my hands this evening to stop and reflect upon life at 30. It has been a good year. I’ve progressed in areas, found new success, and traveled to new places. However, it has been one of my hardest years to date.

I began my 30’s with a lot of change and all at once: I moved across country – away from my family; I started a new job with a complete new career path; downsized from a three-story townhouse in suburbia, which we just purchased and furnished, to renting a one bedroom apartment in vibrant WeHo; and I’m now on the opposite coast of  Sarah, which makes the whole dynamic-duo thing a tad bit difficult. None the less, cheers to new challenges and personal growth!

This is 30 – Lessons Learned…

  1. I appreciate my family and close-friends more than ever
  2. FaceTime has become a daily routine
  3. Friendship bonds have either strengthened or broken for the best
  4. Having a steady M-F 9-5 job can slow down your social life especially on weekends (days of much needed rest) in exchange for more calm day-to-day life
  5. I’ve become more accepting to change and new ideas both in my personal life and work life.
  6. I’m a lot more organized living in smaller space. I was on the verge of becoming a hoarder but I think it’s safe to say that’s not possible now with no space to hoard!
  7. Sarah and I have not lost touch and the blog is growing stronger than ever. In fact, I love having an east coast/ west coast perspective on the blog and we make sure to coordinate mini reunions every few months.

Now in my 30s, simply surround me with close-friends and loved ones who serve as a constant reminder of what I have to be thankful for, what I’ve accomplished/overcome, and what I’ve plan to achieve in the upcoming and that’s the perfect birthday celebration to me.

31, let’s do this!

Birthday Girl

Henri Bendel

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Cushnie Et Ochs

Cushnie Et Ochs

Statement Earring

Birthday

Wearing- Jumpsuit (Cushnie Et Ochs from Rent the Runway); Earrings (Rent the Runway); Bracelet (Alexis Bittar: Old but new fave here); Mini Satchel (Henri Bendel); Shoes (Vince Camuto).


balloons

Xo,

Michelle

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