As I write this post, it is my 30 eve. I am currently having a glass of wine and relishing the last few hours of my 20's. But as you are reading this, it is May 9th- and 30 years ago today, I was born. (duh?) (also my glass of wine is large.)
My 20's have been a wonderful decade.
The ages of 20, 21 and a little bit of 22 were spent finishing up college. A GREAT few years- ending a long and toxic relationship my junior year of college, gave me the next year to figure out who I was without him- and making out with lots of cute boys.
22 and 23- I moved to Portland, got my first real job and made some amazing friends. It was the summer of 23 that I laughed more than I ever had before, got the best tan, drank way too many margaritas and danced in the middle of the streets with my roommates.
|Fall of 2005|
I was 24 when I started law school, graduated when I was 27.
I met Jeff at 24.
I met Emily at 24.
Fell in love at 25.
Those 3 years were complicated, stressful and out of the bad came two of the best relationships I've ever had.
|saw Hanson in 2008- not. ashamed.|
|our first law school prom- spring of 07.|
the last few years of my twenties have been the hardest. I've lost loved ones, been laid off, struggled through almost a year of unemployment, bar exam failures...and yet, I've come out the other side. I'm finishing up my 20's with an engagement and a job and my armor is stronger than ever. I've seen friends get married, my brother got married!, friends start families...beautiful memories have been made.
Yeah I joke around that I fear my 30's and I can't believe I'm this old- but honestly, I'm ready for 30. I just have a feeling that my 30's are going to be better than I ever thought they could be. Thirty, flirty and thriving! I'm a real grown up.