I had a birthday this month.
I’m the big 3-0 now.
I think I just moved out of young-adult territory.
Fortunately, I’ve been working on convincing myself that thirty is fabulous.
So here are some of the reasons why I’m glad that I’m thirty.
5. I’m definitely smarter now than I was at ten or twenty. Thirty years of making mistakes and attempting to fix them teaches you things.
4. I’ve had the freedom of staying up as late as I want since being in college, but now I’m finally old enough to realize that it’s okay if I want to go to bed before ten.
3. Mr. Torres will be the first one to admit that I struggle with keeping things in perspective just like the white American that I am. However, with age comes perspective and as limited as mine may be, it’s better than it was. Remember in middle school when a zit was the end of the world? Yep, those were the days of zero perspective. Now, when things go wrong (which at thirty usually involves something a little more important than clear skin), I can remind myself to take a deep breath and relax. I truly believe that all things work together for good and can look back over thirty years of God orchestrating things beautifully…even when I thought the world was falling apart.
2. I’m no longer close to the best friend that I had when I was ten or the best friend that I had when I was twenty, but I convinced my most recent best friend to marry me, so I know he’ll be around forever:)
1. When I was ten, I knew that my parents loved me and that my sisters loved me at least some of the time. At twenty, I had friends and soccer teammates that I had good relationships with. But I feel like it takes time to really appreciate the friends and family that love you unconditionally. There are so many people in Mr. Torres’ and my life that send us love in so many different ways. At thirty, I now know that it’s the people that make life meaningful and love that leads us forward through each day.