Today is my 30th birthday. Yup I'm a 30 year old. For the longest time I dreaded this birthday. I had this grand idea that some how 30 made me really old and that suddenly after my 30 birthday I would just become lame and start wearing mom jeans and holiday themed sweaters.

Well people I was wrong.  As Jay-Z says, "30's the new 20"

As far as I can tell I don't feel lame and I definitely don't own anything close to mom jeans or a Christmas sweater. I am honestly excited and happy to be 30. I have a feeling this is going to be one of the best years yet.  I'm happy I'm not in my early 20s again. While they were very fun years, they were also years filled with insecurity, unknown future plans, drama, etc. I'm happy to be past that stage of life. At this point I'm a lot more content and settled in life and I feel more sure of myself than I ever have.

Plus as my Dad always says, "Age is just a number"

Despite what I used to think there are no "rules" as to what you should have accomplished by the time you turn 30,  you don't have to be married, or have kids or have that dream job to be a 30 year old.  To me it's just been about realizing that life is an amazing thing and you only get one of them so you need to enjoy the years in your life and not worry about a silly number.

Now in honor of my 30th here's a picture of me the summer I was 10 with one of my favorite Barbies. I'm pretty sure I named her Karen.

*I'm not trying to offend any mom readers I think you all know what I mean when I say mom jeans :)


  1. Happy 30th!! 30 is TOTALLY the new 20! You're as old as you feel:) Hope you are doing something great to celebrate!

  2. happy birthday!!! 30 isn't so bad...it's 40 that i'm terrified of ;) hope you have a fabulous evening celebrating!

    a peek of chic

  3. Hi! Your blog is great! I have enjoyed reading through :) Happy 30th birthday to you!! Hope it's been a memorable one!

    Bennett Love

  4. Awe happy birthday darling! The 30s are awesome so welcome!

  5. Happy birthday Nat! I was pretty freaked out about 30 too, but turns out each year just keeps getting better and better. Welcome to the club! It's a pretty good one! Hope you have a great birthday and a wonderful celebration! Have some extra cake for me!

  6. Happy birthday. =) And keep up the motivation. Dont let age decide who you should be and feel like.

    Followed, hope you don’t mind. And who knows, maybe you’ll visit me someday too.


  7. Happy Birthday!! Age truly is but a number; wishing you a wonderful 30th year!!

  8. Happy birthday! I turned 30 this year too and so far it's been fabulous! wish you all the best this year!
    ps-so happy to have found your blog! following you now dear


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