Kelly the Culinarian: Thoughts on the Final Day of my 20s

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thoughts on the Final Day of my 20s

Tomorrow I turn 30. Thirty. Three oh. Three decades. One third(ish) of my life is behind me.
I'm running around like a crazy person on a mission for work, but I wanted to make sure I marked this moment. This is more for me than you, dear reader, so bear with me.

My 20s were incredible. I finished college and graduate school, got my first job and then several more, bought a house, got married, adopted a dog and traveled the world.

I discovered running.

I discovered I was a badass.

I found an iron core.

I became IronBitch.


I finished my first marathon, then went on to chip away at my marathon time, time and time again.

I also moved cross country ... twice.

I've loved, I've lost, I've gained, I've won, I've learned and I've grown.

Not all change is good, and it's never easy.

Tomorrow, I shall quietly fly back home and ease into bed, spending the afternoon napping and cuddling with my puppy.

Next weekend, I'm celebrating with my friends and reinventing myself. It's time for Kelly 3.0.

8 comments:

Mo said...

Happy (early) Birthday, Kelly! We should have beers to celebrate soon, yes? :)

Pete B said...

Happy Birthday! 30s are even better that the 20s! Have a beer or two tomorrow!

Losing Lindy said...

You have achieved many things in your short 30 years. Can you just imagine what the next have in store for you??? Turning 30 is no different than turning 29...don't let your brain think it is.

Happy Birthday eve ironbitch

Beth Brombosz said...

Happy birthday, Kelly. I hope your 31st year is your very best yet.

Amber Poole said...

Happy Birthday beautiful lady! Welcome to the thirties! It's going to be awesome!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday!!!! You had such an incredible, life changing decade but I suspect this third decade will be your best yet. Rumor has it that 30s >>> 20s so get excited :)

-Irina

Maggie Wolff said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again ... my 30s have been awesome. You're old enough that you know a little bit more about who you are, what you want, and you have enough experience to get it, and appreciate it. I would never go back to my 20s.

Happy birthday!!

erin said...

The 30s are the best decade yet (I'm halfway in)! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Great things ahead for you :)