While it's true that I'm closing the door on one chapter of my life, I'm opening another one...a bigger door, a better door. A door that leads to a room of endless possibilities.
For the first time, I'm actually looking forward to finding out what my 30's have in store for me.
Because my 20's were great.
And, so, I'd like to take some time to reflect back on this decade, with you.
Top 20 List About My 20's:
(in no particular order)
1. Marrying Matt
2. Graduating college
3. Becoming an aunt...4 times over
4. Surviving a life-altering car accident
5. Learning the true meaning of family
6. Even though both times were brief...knowing what it's like to have a baby growing inside of me
8. Buying my first home with Matt
9. Making some very meaningful friendships
10. Starting my first novel
11. Learning more about myself & the kind of person I am (my qualities & my faults)
12. Realizing that I actually like who I am...qualities, faults & all
13. "Adopting" our dog, Maisy
14. Watching my 3 niece's & nephew grow & witnessing some major milestones in their lives
15. Taking some awesome trips with my husband
16. Starting my designs business
17. Growing in my relationship with God, especially in prayer
18. Realizing that time goes too fast & learning to take a step back to enjoy the small things in life
20. Laughing a lot, loving a lot & making some wonderful memories
Even though I've learned a lot over the past 10 years, I haven't learned everything.
Even though I've done a lot over the past 10 years, I haven't done everything.
Even though I've seen a lot over the past 10 years, I haven't seen everything.
What I do know is that I love where I've been & I love where I'm going. I have a wonderful husband, a wonderful family & wonderful friends.
And, what happened to me during my 20's helped shape the person I will be during my 30's. I did everything I wanted to do in my 20's, except have a baby. That will change in my 30's.
As I look forward to the next 10 years, I know there will be lots of happy times & some sad times too, but isn't that what makes life worth living?