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30, Flirty & Thriving

Today is my 30th birthday. 30!!

I seriously cannot believe I’m 30 years old. It seems like just yesterday I was turning 21 and living it up in college and now as I enter a new decade, I have to look back and reminisce about my 20’s.

Yesterday, as I was going for my morning stroll around the neighborhood, I was thinking of each year in my 20s and remembering anything significant that happened. What’s interesting is that I could easily remember something from each year as so much has happened! My 20’s included monumental moments: graduating from college and culinary school, finding my two precious kitties (Brees & Roux), meeting Mitch who I married last year, and learning so much from 4 very influential jobs. Although there were some obstacles and hardships along the way, I wouldn’t trade any of the bad experiences. The struggles have groomed me and made me stronger today.

I really am so proud of myself and I don’t think I acknowledge my accomplishments enough. I don’t know if its a Virgo thing, but I’m usually so hard on myself and have the highest expectations. Sometimes it can feel so exhausting and overwhelming but I have to remind myself to slow down, take a deep breath, and just be thankful. I’m not perfect.. I make plenty of mistakes.. but I’m so fortunate for everyone that’s influenced me in some shape or way.

Today is the start of a new chapter – a new decade! I’m so so excited to see what the future holds in store for me. Obviously, I have plans for myself but I know God and the universe have much more schemed up for me. I can’t wait to see where life takes me and I vow to enjoy the journey; no matter how bumpy it can get. Here’s to life and love and happiness… here’s to 30 years!

XX,
JJ

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