Good morning! I just got back from a sweaty session at the gym and am pondering turning 30 tomorrow over a leisurely breakfast on the patio: a bowl of Greek yogurt, granola and pineapple with orange slices and of course, a cappuccino.
As I punched in my age on the Elliptical machine at the gym this morning (2 – 9) it dawned on me that today is the last day of my twenties and as of tomorrow I’ll be punching in 3 – 0 into my cardio machine of choice.
Holy cow. When did I get this old? I spent the past 2 hours flipping through my 20-something photos. Man was I busy!
At 21, I graduated from Boston College a Communications degree I thought I’d never use and 6 best friends.
At the age of 23, one of these best friends, Kim, persuaded me to move south to Chapel Hill, North Carolina after she was accepted to UNC Medical School.
I had no job but I did have a sense of adventure… and within a few months my belongings were packed! We still are like peas and carrots.
Also in my 2os, I fell in love with a guy, found out he was a jerk, lost him, found myself and came out of it a much stronger, happier and independent woman. I also deleted every picture I ever had of him/us… great decision on my part.
I traveled with my girlfriends to Scotland, Seattle and Hawaii.
I kissed the Stanley Cup the first year I ever went to a professional hockey game.
I drove a tractor and fed cattle in Montana in the dead of winter.
I ate my way through the NC State Fair THREE times with my best friend, Katie.
I met a lovely guy at a bar in Chapel Hill one night…
who lived in San Francisco…
and who’s taken me hiking, camping and skiing all over northern California.
We’ve also explored Italy, Hawaii, Cabo and Mallorca, just to name a few.
I decided I wanted to be a Registered Dietitian and worked my butt off to get into grad school… which is where I found these girls. Love them.
I started a blog because I think healthy minds and happy bodies are important. It just so happens I also found a way to put my Communications degree to use!
And one of my biggest accomplishments: I’ve become happier and healthier over the past 10 years.
I’ve run 3 half marathons.
I stopped valuing being skinny just to be thin. I now value being healthy and strong and having a good relationship with food.
I’ve certainly come a long way in the past 10 years – which only makes me more excited for the next 10! I’m looking forward to turning 30 tomorrow and starting a new decade! :)
What are some accomplishments you’ve made in the past 5 or 10 years? After writing this post, I think it’s important we recognize and celebrate them!
Well, it’s time to hit the beach for a dip in the ocean, shower and pack for another surprise getaway tonight!
I received some specific instructions from my boyfriend this morning:
- Pack an overnight bag with a nice dinner outfit and one bathing suit.
- Meet him at his office at 5:15pm.
I have zero idea where we are headed. I’ll be back tomorrow with an update on our destination and photos, which could be entertaining if there is a bottle of champagne involved in turning 30. Have a great rest of your day!