Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Turning 30

I’m turning 30 in 7 months. I keep having these grand ideas to do something wild and fantastic to celebrate this new age…. But, then my homebody side takes over and all I want to do is stay home and sleep for 3 days straight as a gift to myself (am I the only one that feels like they don’t get enough sleep? Kids.).

I want to have a party with pretty colors and photobooths and pretty dresses… And, at the same time I want to just hang out at some hotel, order room service, and just giggle with my girlfriends for hours. I want wine, glitter, and fried chicken! But, I also want chamomile tea, soft cozy relaxing time, and a plate of… Well, I still want fried chicken.

I don’t really have a problem with 30… I don’t feel different. I know when I wake up on February 1st…. I will feel just the Same as I did when I went to bed on January 31st. It’s a number… But, I like to celebrate things… and, why not celebrate me? Hee. Maybe I will get on a plane to go hang out with all my bloggy friends and enjoy a day of thrifting? Or, maybe I will make my favorite bloggers come to me. Hee. Maybe I will get a tattoo of Joseph Gordon Levitt on my bum? Who knows. All I know is it will be awesome. However I spend it. I love growing older (hallelujah for aging) and watching where my life takes me. Life has taken me on some peculiar paths… scary paths, but it was all for a reason. I learn with each mistake and experience. I get it. I’m ready. Whew! Here I come 30!

How’s aging treating you these days?

– Chelsey

P.S. Happy 4th of July everyone! Have fun and be safe! <3


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  • Karen on said:

    I am turning 30 as well. I don't know if I should dread it and ignore turning 30 or look forward to it and celebrate till the sun comes up? Dont't know?

  • erica on said:

    i'm 34 and not looking any younger girl. sun spots, crinkles, and finding the right swim suit to hide the no longer perky tush! it's a bowl of cherries. mhmm

  • stephanie on said:

    I'm exactly 2 months ahead of you! The anticipation keeps creeping up on me. . . Like something is going to be different, but I know it won't.

  • dumb mom on said:

    If I wasn't 29Again I'd probably feel old right now. I don't even remember how I celebrated my 30th birthday. I had an infant to I'm thinking it wasn't too spectacular.

  • Dee on said:

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  • Camilleta on said:

    I agree, it's just a number. I feel like I age more by raising kids than I do by getting older, if you know what I mean, lol!

  • Maryam on said:

    My husband's turning thirty on February 13 and I will on March 21 so I was thinking we should have a big party but at the same time all I want to do is get a hotel room sans baby and just sleep. HA!

  • Melissa on said:

    Oh to be 30 again…sigh. Seriously, my 30s meant more confidence and less worry about what other people thought of me or wanted me to be. But I'm heading towards 40 now and I really don't like that. The gray hairs, wrinkles and tiredness…that's for the birds. And watching your parents age… that's not for sissies either. Still, I'm trying to just be here now and love the present. All we can do is make the best of each day, right?

    Whatever you do for your birthday, you'll be awesome 😉

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Maybe I should just do all these things anyway. Just a big ol celebration. Relaxing and a big party. 😉

  • chichomeschoolmama on said:

    You know- it's going to be a fun time for you. I remember feeling a lot more anxious & like I had something to prove in my 20's. I always felt in competition with other moms then. Now- here I am & this is how I do things. Whatever. That's how I feel. It's like I'm more comfortable in who I am. Not so much in my own skin because I definitely noticed my metabolism has slowed & I fight that more. But that could also be because I no longer have to chase the kids- they do most everything on their own now. But I tell you- I really don't mind being in the 30's at the moment.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I guess I'll have to actually start going to the gym when Ruari gets older. 😉

  • ruthy on said:

    I just turned 34 last week, and I have to admit…the 30's have been absolutely phenomenal. SO much better than my 20's!

  • Sara on said:

    i turn 30 in 3 months. my hubs wants to take me to las vegas to celebrate?! 🙂 30 is just a number, right! lol!!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Ha ha! But, you're now 20 away from 50! Not to freak you out… 😉

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