Fabulous and ….

This is the final week of my thirties.

Yikes!

I’m getting old.

Or am I?

I remember turning 30 and thinking that was a big deal.  I was a newly-minted doctor, in the first year of my residency and just a little bit terrified. Terrified of suddenly being an adult.  Working full-time, saving money for a house, trying to pay down my debt. I moved three more times before settling in my home. I paid some debt off while incurring a bit more. Yet, the decade that followed surpassed all of my wildest expectations.  I started my career, I married the love of my life, I bought a house, had three beautiful children, met some wonderful people who became my closest friends.

So, it’s a bit strange to say goodbye to that decade. When I look back on who I was at 30, while I do recognize that young woman, I have grown and experienced so much.  I am starting this new decade with much more confidence than I’ve ever had and I truly believe the best is yet to come.

The birthday celebrations have already begun. Last weekend, husband and I had a wonderful night out with one of his closest friends. We experienced a night on the town unlike any we’ve had in quite some time.  It started off with a vodka bar and ended with a ping-pong game at a local club.  Ping pong!  In between there was a fabulous dinner, lively conversation and a couple of sore feet.

food heels

You see, I rarely wear heels.  My poor little feet were aching by the end of the night and I had to take off my shoes. In the middle of downtown, I took off my shoes and walked the streets.  It was exhilarating!

feet

I think I’m going to like 40.

13 thoughts on “Fabulous and ….

  1. As someone who recently turned 30 and dreaded it, I’m now looking forward this decade a little more! Happy hatch day 🙂

  2. Happy 40th! You sure had a busy decade! I hope this one will be as good as the previous. You sure have good legs for 40! 🙂 I still have 2 years from my decade but I have been also busy: getitng my PhD, getting married and having 2 kids. Hopefully in my next decade I will get some career.

  3. Happy birthday !! You are so blessed to have the opportunity to reach this beautiful decade ! I hope it will give you a lot of joy, great health and many fond memories as you cement your family and professional life 🙂

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