Friday, January 15, 2010

Yep, I'm 30

I would love to say I am out dancing and partying.  Today is the first day of the next decade of my life. But I am actually sitting on my couch drinking wine and watching Shark Tank with my half asleep husband on a Friday night (that also happens to be my 30th birthday). That's probably neither here nor there though.

Seth got me an incredibly fancy, brand new, very advanced, camera. So if you thought I already had too many pictures of my child on my blog, you just wait. My mom got me a Flip video camera. So not only should you be prepared for an insane amount of photos, but you should also be prepared for video montages starring LJ. I just won't be able to help myself.

I had this really great blog written up about turning 30. I type a lot of my blogs in gmail right now because I don't totally know how to work the Mac word processing program yet.  Well, because of gmail's biggest flaw I deleted it.  I mean, who puts the "save" button next to the "discard" button?  That mystifies me.

For documentation purposes, here is how my twenties went:

I began my twenties living in the best city in the country. While at the University of Georgia I learned how to have a good time, how to be myself, and how to deal with life.  I lost a great friend, saw the end of my family as I knew it, and solidified the best group of friends on the planet.  Those friends still feel as much a part of my family now as they did then. For that I am incredibly grateful.

Then I went to Europe with Meg. That would be when the girl who feels small town went to the big cities. There are no words to describe how Europe changed me. There are no words that I could use to express just how important and influential that trip and those people were on me. Someday I will get around to writing about it and do it justice.

After that I moved to Atlanta with Kim.  We went from Vinings to the Highlands and all along the way had a blast. We worked a lot and partied a lot and tried to pretend like we weren't getting older. I am pretty sure we worked on behaving the same way then that we did in college. I am also pretty sure we succeeded. Somewhere in there I met my dear husband. Kim did the best job of putting up with his uncertainty. She has also done the best job of backing him up when he came crawling back (sorry honey). I mean, she did what any best friend would do.  I just hope she knows I would do the same for her.

So Seth and I got married and spent a great deal of our mid to late twenties watching others get married. We were rock stars at weddings and we sang a mean Piano Man on many dance floors. Then, one day, we decided it was time to begin to leave our mark on the world. That is where we are now.  We are learning, loving, and embracing parenthood day by day.

That is my twenties in a nutshell.  I will miss them terribly.  BUT, I am consoled by the fact that I am way too cool to feel "old" in my thirties. I just don't. I feel young, refreshed, and ready to take on the world one baby at a time ;-)


  1. Happy Birthday Jana - welcome to your 30's. I am not quite there yet - but am so thankful to have you in my life to help guide me there! You have been a wonderful friend to me over the past decade and I am so excited to see where the next one takes us. Love you!

  2. Happy Birthday!!! Great gifts! Enjoy your first weekend of being 30. birthday is Sunday. 30 was the best birthday I ever had because I was pregnant with my one and only child and I was counting the days before I was able to see her gorgeous face.

  3. Welly happy belated. My 30th is coming up this year too and I am also uncertain about what it will hold for me. We just get better with time so it should be awesome!!


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