If you’re a regular, you may have noticed that I sort of fell off of the face of the blogging and social media earth for the past week. Sorry, friend. I have been working non-stop lately and my mom and nephew were in town this past weekend, so I just decided to take a few days to unplug and spend time with my fam. It was such a wonderful and much needed break! After dropping them at the airport yesterday morning, I started hammering away at my much neglected inbox, did some paperwork/accounting tasks that were begging to be completed, and then headed for the westside for our big Trophy Cupcake bash at Urbanic!
I left a little early because no trip to Venice is complete without a meal at Gjelina, so an hour before party time I cozied up to the communal table and ordered my favorite escarole salad. (Which, by the way, is so amazing that it has inspired me to start making more of an effort to perfect my own salad making skills. Stay tuned!) Half way through my delicious meal, these two young gals joined the communal table and began catching up. I wasn’t intentionally eavesdropping, but it was, after all, a communal table and it was hard not to catch bits and pieces of conversation; stories of roommate drama, recent dates, and of course the nagging question that haunts us all at 23, “What do I want to do with my life?” My 23 year old self could so relate to everything they were going through and there was a part of me that wanted to lean over and assure them that everything would totally work out.
Instead I ended up getting lost in my own reflections. There is something about turning thirty in a few months, and also this new life stage of growing our family that we are in, that has made me really examine the last handful of years and how wonderfully things have developed. It has taken some unexpected turns and a lot of long hours and hard work, but, as this decade begins to slowly draw to a close, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else doing anything else with anyone else and for that I am beyond grateful.
Your twenties are great. They’re for figuring out who you are, where you want to be, and meeting a lot of fun people along the way. They tend to be full of somewhat sketchy decisions, really meaningful friendships, and memories that will last long after the decade is over. As wonderful as they are, though, I am really looking forward to this new decade and a new evolution– as a person, as a family, and in my career. It’s still a few months away, but I am so incredibly grateful for the last ten years and couldn’t be more excited about the next ten.
Anyone else relate? Any thirty-somethings out there have any wisdom to impart? Thanks for letting me get a little personal today… tomorrow I promise we will be back to your regularly scheduled programming!