Being Brickner : Thirty

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thirty

I'm not quite sure how this happened, but yesterday was the last day of my 20s.  So yes, in other words, today I turn THIRTY years old.  The age that I used to think was ridiculouosly old & reserved for boring grown-ups.  I swear just yesterday my girlfriends & I were praying that our fake IDs would work to get into the bars down at the oceanfront.
Lucky for us, most of the time, they did. :)
 
Yet if I'm honest, thirty feels pretty damn good.


For one, I have learned some major life lessons during this last decade.  Like, for example, how to do my make-up & to not let my friends cut my long hair (they really do mean the best but let's be honest, the only person who should have hair scissors should have gone to hair school.)  After 20 too many sunburns, I've learned to always use sunscreen and to re-apply all day long.  And in more recent years, I've definitely learned that I can't even come close to hanging like I used to.  A couple of adult beverages is definitely craved & needed on the weekends, but my college days of double rum & diets all night long are long gone.
Tell that to the mom who indulged in more than enough wine my first night out after baby & had to pay for it the following series of days.  Funny, Waverly Maye didn't seem to care that I had a week-long hangover. 
 
Most importantly, I've learned that life is short & to fully take advantage of every moment.  To live life for me, do what makes me happy, and to not worry so much about what other people think. This little life we have created is so much more than I could ever have hoped for.  Our family of three is so lucky to have so many special people surrounding us, specifically our supportive family & friends who we know will be lifelong.

 
 I am SUPER excited for a weekend full of celebrating!  Tonight is dinner with the family & tomorrow night is a night out with the girls that is long overdue.  And then on Saturday, the hubby & I will have our first entire night without Waverly Maye since she was born.  Definitely needed, but of course will be bittersweet.
 
PS - I will be sure to remember the adult beverage lesson while out with the girls.  Although something tells me we won't even make it past 9:00.  No one is exempt from this "getting older" thing so they are boring grown-ups now, too.
 
PPS - Waverly Maye, if you are reading this one day, don't even THINK about getting a fake ID.  Like ever.  I will totally figure you out.
 
Enjoy your weekend!
XOXO 

11 comments:

  1. You guys really are the cutest! I hope you enjoy your birthday weekend!

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  2. I turn 30 next summer, and I'm already totally not looking forward to it. :( I can't believe my 20's are almost over already!!! But I'm glad to hear 30 isn't so bad after all :)

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  3. Happy Birthday!!!!!! I think you are lying about your age because you look 20!! What's your secret!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  4. Happy Birthday pretty lady! And welcome to the 30s!!

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  5. Welcome to the club! Happy Birthday!

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  6. I already told you on IG but I hope you have the happiest of birthdays! Isn't funny that the older we get our age doesn't really seem all that old anymore ;) I'm sure when we're 50 we'll be partying like we're 25 again!

    Megan
    http://hellonewlywedlife.blogspot.com/

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  7. Happy Birthday! You honestly don't even look like you could be 30, so woohoo!! Hope you have a great day and weekend :)

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  8. Happy belated Birthday! I hope you're spoiled rotten all weekend long :)
    And I have major hair envy... yours is BEAUTIFUL!

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