Happy Birthday to Me!

The day is finally here. I'm officially 30 today.
And you know what? It ain't bad!
(just a quick pic from this weekend)
After a SUPER fun weekend (I will recap later), I'm back today with almost no voice (that stinking cold caught up to me), but with a ton of memories! I had the best birthday weekend in NYC that I could have ever asked for with the love of my life!
I woke up to breakfast being made for me and snuggles from my pup! Not a bad way to start a birthday morning :)

 When driving in to work today, I was thinking of all the stuff I've learned in my 20's and thought I'd share some highlights with you!

**choose a job that you will love (it makes the days where you really don't wanna go to work, that much easier to actually go!) If you hate going to work every day, get out (unless you have to stay, but make plans to leave). Being miserable every day is NO way to live.

**friends will come and go, but the people who are important to you will always be there. Sometimes you'll go through "growing pains" and need some time apart. But, the people who mean the most and are the best people for you, will be there in the end.

**be with someone who makes you laugh, who you can be a complete goofball with and not have to worry about them judging you. And be with someone you can trust, 100% (if you feel like you need to snoop to see if they're doing something, things aren't right).

**don't settle. If you don't like how you're being treated by someone, say something. If it continues, you don't need that/them in your life.

**say you're sorry. It's SO hard to admit when you've done something wrong, but if you have, own up to it. You will feel better, and people will understand and forgive you. And if they don't, at least you know that you took responsibility for it.

**take time to figure out who you are and what you want. It's TOTALLY ok. You won't end up alone. You will find the people who matter, what matters to you most, and what you NEED. You need to make yourself happy!

**Have fun! Try something new! Be creative!

**surround yourself with people who bring you up, people who you know you can count on (whether it's in a crisis, for a shopping buddy, or something else). If you're constantly around drama, it will do nothing but weigh on you, your health and your life. It's NOT worth it.

I am incredibly lucky to have the people in my life that I do. It took me a while to figure all of that above stuff out (thank you, 20's), and to meet a lot of the awesome people who are in my life now, but now that I have it, I'm SO happy. I couldn't ask to be in a better spot in my life right now, and I'm totally ready to embrace the awesome stuff that my 30's have to offer!

Happy Monday :)


  1. Happy Birthday! I hope you have the BEST day. :)

  2. Happy Birthday!! Hope it's a great one!

  3. Happy 30th Birthday, Jenn! Hope that you have a wonderful day (and can't wait for an NYC recap!) So glad that we've become blogger friends over the last few months:) Loving the list of things you learned in your 20's. The first one DEFINITELY applies to moi! And is something that I plan to do something about as soon as our little man gets here - until he arrives, unfortunately, I am stuck in my current position. But after that, I will be taking your advice and doing whatever is necessary to get a new job that I don't mind waking up to every day!!!:)

  4. happy birthday!!! hope its awesome!

  5. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaappppy Birthday girlie! Glad you had a fabulous birthday weekend and congrats on welcoming the dirty thirty with style!

    Happy you are happy with life and 30, that's fabulous!


  6. Happy Birthday!! One of my best friends also turns 30 today! :)

  7. Happy Happy birthday bloggy buddy! Hope its a great day.

    Thanks for the great advice. Its always nice to get reminded what's important.

    I have a feeling 30 is going to be a great year for you!!

  8. Happy birthday!!! I turn 30 this year too, so I'm glad to hear that it isn't horrible. ;) These are great lessons!

  9. Happy Monday and Happy Birthday!


  10. Happy birthday lady! Love you tons and tons:)

  11. Amazing life lessons, and might I add that you don't look a day over 25 ;)


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