Friday, October 8, 2010

A Reflection on My 35th Birthday

It is my 35th birthday tomorrow and I’ve been thinking a lot about my life — where I’ve been and where I’m going. I am taking this birthday a little harder than I thought. Up until now, I kept saying that I had plenty of time to truly find myself and accomplish all of my dreams and goals because I was still in my early 30s. This past week, however, I’ve been thinking more like...”Oh my gosh, I’m in my mid-30s...where has the time gone?” What a difference a year can make!


Don’t get me wrong...I know that I am still a ‘Spring Chicken’ in many people’s eyes, but through my eyes...I see a woman who still wants to do many things in her life and feels like time is quickly passing her by. So...what does this mean and what should I take from this? Over the past few weeks, I’ve been asking myself this question.


There are many things that I’ve always wanted to do since I was a little girl that I have been able to accomplish and more importantly — have been blessed with:


 • Go to college and earn a degree 
 • Find a fulfilling job in my field and be self-sufficient  √
 • Find the man of my dreams and marry him  √
 • Go on as many vacations as I can and see other countries  
 • Design my own home and actually build it someday  √
 • Have lots of babies with the love of my life (okay…how about 3 babies) 
 • Be a stay-at-home mom to those little angels  √
 • Be the best mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend that a woman can be  (I hope)


Now...as I approach my 35th year of life, I am reflecting on things that are still tugging at my heartstrings and the areas in my life that I want to work on and become better at:


 • Be more patient and not get so worked-up about the small things
 • Volunteer more of my time and give even more to others in need
 • Spend as much quality time as I can with Mark and the kids
 • Be an even better mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend
 • Keep trying to look as young as possible

16 comments:

♥The Sweet Life♥ said...

Hi! Thanks for following me, I am your newest follower! Thanks for your sweet comment about my blog!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Stacy!! (I found your blog!)

Desiray said...

Happy Birthday Stacy ! Just know that no matter what there is still so much more you can do in life, don't look at it being you are done because believe it or not my dear you are just beginning..thank you for the comment you left on my blog today.

bigguysmama said...

Happy bday to you! So glad you have some amazing items checked on your list! I pretty much need to have all of those checked still. Such a bummer. Thanks for coming by Woven by Words!!

♥ Mimi

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Now you've got 11 ;). What a delightful blog, Stacy - nice and real too. You seem to have accomplished loads already. The mid 30s are scary years - but you know what? It gets better in the 40s ;) Have a wonderful birthday and a celebration of YOU.

3creativechics said...

Happy Birthday Stacy!!! Your blog is great.
Thank you for visiting me and becoming a follower.
I am now following you back and look forward to reading more.

Deb Chitwood said...

Happy Birthday, Stacy!! It sounds like you've accomplished so many wonderful things already! I agree with Corinne that the 40s are great. I celebrated my 55th birthday last week, and I have to say that the 50s are awesome as well!

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Jessica said...

Happy Birthday! What a great list. I might just use that idea for a post soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following!

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Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Happy Birthday! You have already accomplished so many things that many never have been blessed with. You are very inspiring and you can always stay young at heart :)

sweetjeanette said...

Hey Stacy! Thanks for visiting (via blogfrog) and following my blog! I'm totally following ya right back!!!
oh, and congrats on being an aunt (I love being an aunt!)

nick said...

The 3 stages of life, as we used to say back home: "Young Chick," "Spring Chicken," and "Old Boiler."

Lynn said...

That's a great list. You've accomplished a lot already, and you should be proud of that! I think part of aging is reflecting on what we've done and how we'll leave our mark on the world. I know some things have become more and more important to me as I grow older, too. As long as you continue to pursue those goals, I think you'll do great!

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday! I love your list. And 35 is not "old" at all. :) Thanks for following me.

RAnnDom said...

Happy belated birthday :) You have some great things checked off your list already - congrats! I think that your list of things 'to do' are fabulous, and they are most DEFINITELY achievable. Sometimes it takes us a little longer to get where we're going.... but that makes the journey all the more worthwhile - some of the distractions you face along the way can be pretty amazing :) I'm also a believer in age being just a number. At the end of the day, it's how you feel that counts. I don't identify with my age at all LOL - 37 but feel 21!

Ann (ranndomized.wordpress.com)
PS: Visiting from SITS!

Felicia said...

Belated Happy Birthday!

What a great blog! You've done a lot in your 35 years and I share your goal about not getting so worked up over the small stuff and patience.

Also, congrats on becoming an Aunt. I have the feeling you'll be a great Aunt!

Buttercup said...

Hi Stacy! I just found your blog and LOVE it!
This post rings so true for me as well... I'm half-way thru 34 right now and was just trying to explain to my husband the other day how 30 didn't really bother me but 35 ... 30-FIVE!! *sigh* You know...
So anyways, happy belated 35th birthday & I'll be peeking in here from time to time! :)

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