3 Decades

Today is my 30th birthday. This means I have been alive for 3 decades.

As I sit here and think about where my life is, where it could have gone, what I could have done, and what I have actually achieved, I’m actually pretty satisfied.

I’ve taken the long way to decide what my dream career is but I’ve got a plan in place to achieve it if I can ever decide whether or not I’m going to go back to school. Finances don’t necessarily agree with me too much and I tend to over think. Realistically, I can afford to go to school. BUT, in just over 30 days I’m having baby #2, we want to replace our poor little neon with a RAV4, food for baby #2 and the rest of us, saving to buy our own home, education funds for the children, working to bring in extra money to support the extra mouth. All of these things get a bit overwhelming to think about and the more I think about them, the more I realize that going to school may be a dream that never comes true.

I’ve mentally adjusted my educational plan to incorporate 2 years of part time schooling and then 2 years of full time. The program I want to be in has no choice but to be full time so I need to be organzied before I get there or it will all have been for naught.

I forced myself to apply to the University I want to attend and once I get my student ID number, I can start ordering transcripts. This is an investment and it will force me to at least try.

In the meantime, I’ve turned thirty-years-old. Friends have asked me what I am doing for my birthday and I just chuckle. I live in an extremely small village and I have a 3 year-old and I’m about 8 months pregnant. So, that means during the day I’ll be hanging out with my little dude, doing housework and watching tv. When my husband gets in from work I’ll have a nice bath and we’re having steak and potatoes for dinner. Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeat. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I did get an amazing birthday package in the mail from a friend I left behind when we got posted out here to Manitoba. My husband already gave me my birthday presents and so far my son is being a good boy so that’s a good present.

I’ve published a book and I’m working on book #2. This is a huge accomplishment for me.

I am ten-times older than my son and I have never had a cavity in my entire life (I am SOOOO proud of that :P)

I’m more financially stable than I ever have been in my thirty-years of existence. I have dreams and I have goals. I have a family that I am proud of even if I never thought I would be deserving of this.

These are all the things I have gained in thirty-years. I think I’m good for another thirty and then I just want to drop-dead please lol I don’t want to get too old 😛

Posted by Sarah Jayne

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