Today I turn thirty. Whoa. As I’ve been reflecting back on all that happened during my twenties, I came up with a list of thirty of my favorite things from the past decade:
Becoming a mom. Biggest (and best!) challenge in my twenties, for sure.
Living in four completely different cities.
Seeing my work in print for the first time.
Feeling baby kicks. There’s nothing quite like them!
Moving to Utah on a whim and working at American Crafts. What a cool experience.
Marrying John in a DIY backyard wedding!
Learning how to meditate.
Dancing like a maniac at every wedding I attend.
Falling in love with scrapbooking and turning it into a career path.
Getting to know Briar + Landon.
Decorating a double nursery.
Listening to countless podcasts and even attending a live recording of Bitch Sesh!
Living in the snow for two winters (and deciding that I never need to live in it ever again).
Instagram and Pinterest. I can’t remember life before them!
Blogging. I really, really love this creative outlet.
Going on long walks in Pasadena.
Taking a full moon chair lift ride with John in Sundance.
Long bike rides with friends.
Discovering scrapbooking. Not only has it been a fun hobby but it’s also been a career and the key to so many open doors in my life!
Spending my 29th birthday in Santa Barbara with John (my first night away from Briar!).
Bingeing on Parenthood. Best show ever.
Getting engaged in Yosemite a few days before Christmas.
Finally figuring out that photography is what I want to do with my life.
Going on a major thrifting spree for my wedding.
Honeymooning in the Pacific Northwest with my new husband and drinking allll the coffee.
Honeybee lattes at Lavender + Honey.
Having annual passes to Disneyland for almost the whole ten years.
Various workout obsessions: Tae Bo, Turbokick, spinning, and my most favorite, Zumba!
Ending the decade with realization that the grass is always greener where you water it. I can’t wait to see what my thirties have in store for me!