Yesterday was was my 34th birthday. 34!! I am still early 30's right? Mid 30's are from 35-38 and then you hit late 30's...at least in my mind that is how it works! :)
At 34 I am in the midst of mothering my two beautiful children.
I am an advocate for each of them in different ways.
At 24 I had no idea I would be the mom of a special needs child...to look at him you wouldn't even know. But, if he doesn't respond to you when you say hi, please don't be offended.
At 34 I get to read for pleasure. At 24 I pretty much read the books for my Masters.
At 34 I love to go away on scrapbook weekends, hang out with the girls, watch movies and just be silly!
At 24 I don't think I would have thought of doing that...not being a newlywed anyway.
At 34 I am feeling more self confident everyday. At 24 I was was too much of a people pleaser. I have been that was for way too long.
At 34 I am currently digging Colbie Callait, Jason Mraz, The Wreckers, Kelly Clarkson, Jack Johnson, Sara Barriles, Joss Stone...or whatever Target has on its end caps. (Yes I know my music snob friends out there will laugh or shake their heads at that).
At 34 I am learning to be a better baker...I suppose I should focus on cooking too.
At 24 I was not a great cook at all. We ate a lot of hamburger helper, rice and pork chops cubed and cooked in sherry, garlic and olive oil.
At 34 I am addicted to Facebook like everyone else my age is.
At 24 that didn't even exist yet.
At 34 I am looking at how young I still am (no comments from the peanut gallery!) and how much of life there is to live. I think about my kids and all of the different stages they will go through in the coming years. I look forward to all of the future birthdays and anniversaries I have ahead of us!
At 24 I am pretty sure I thought 34 was really old.
I think at 34 I am finally coming into my own.