It is really strange how things just seem to work out sometimes. When I was very young, thirty seemed like forever away. I imagined I’d be married, have kids, and living a happy life somewhere warm. That was all I wanted. Then in high school and beyond, I pictured myself having a great career. I was looking for someone to settle down with but I kept pushing off the age at which I’d want to see myself completely settled down. As my 20s progressed, I became so lost searching for myself. Now, at 30, I realize all that searching pretty much lead me back to the start but after 10 years, I’m now less naive, more skeptical, happier, healthier, and feeling just as young as I felt in my 20s, if not younger some days!
This weekend has been full of celebrations! Today is an exciting day for my Under the Oaks partner-in-crime, as I’m wishing Crystal a very happy 30th birthday! It’s going to be an exciting year for her and I’m so lucky to be able to help her celebrate today!
Before I get into the good stuff, can I just say how unbearably hot it is? Real talk: I’ve tried my best to avoid pants all day today because it is just hot and sticky and I wish I was near a pool, or the ocean. Either would do.
September is so fantastic in Raleigh, in my opinion, despite the late summer heat. 1) The season starts to change into Autumn which is my favorite season, 2) SPARKcon and 3) Hopscotch. Oh yeah and it is also my birthday month, but who’s paying attention? [I am, and my husband better be as well.] Continue reading