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My Thoughts on 30

30 in the bay

30 in the bay

 

It’s been about two months since I’ve turned 30. And in the days leading up to it, you can’t help but say a variation of the same words to yourself and out loud about a hundred times. Shit, I’m 30. The word thirty just sounds so grown up. So adult. And the thing is, there’s a security blanket about being in your 20s, up to the moment you turn 30, there’s this unspoken pass you get because you’re young. You’re on the same team as college students. But once you’re in the 30 club, you’re in the same club as moms….lots of moms and grown up people who understand taxes and pay their bills and own houses.

Of course, 30 is still young and 40 is still young and so is 50 and 60, if you’re doing right. But 30 definitely feels like a turn. A life change. A new decade is a big deal.

But I didn’t have any expectations for the occasion, I didn’t want a crown or a sash or a night of debauchery to prove I was still young. I just wanted to be with the people I loved the most, in hopes that I carry that love, energy and friendship into this new decade.

This decade is going to be a big one with lots of exciting and scary and wonderful and awful experiences. And I’m ready.

 

-Sandi

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Another year older

…28 is going to be a good year. Lots of big adult things are happening. I’m excited, anxious and impatient for the next amazing chapter in my life. This is going to be my last year celebrating my birthday as a single lady…crazy, exciting and amazing things will happen this year.

Today on my birthday, we confirmed our date and location and Frank officially, officially is done with his undergraduate degree. I’m taking both these things as great signs for the year to come. I’m ready to confront this next year with lots of positive energy and thoughts.

This year like every other year my parents woke me up with “Las Mañanitas.”  It’s an old Mexican mariachi song and it makes me cry every time. Cry out of happiness and gratitude for the people in my life who put up with me and who love me and make me want to be a better person.

I’m getting too emotional at my old age. Good night!

xoxo

Sandi

 

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Weekend Warriors: Quinceañeras

Weekend Recap: September 27-28, 2014


This weekend was spent reminiscing and celebrating. We were celebrating my little cousin Hillary’s quinceañera (15th birthday party, much like a debut or Sweet 16). She looked precious in her light green dress and blond curls. It was nice to spend time with my cousins. The night was spent eating, drinking and dodging my parent’s invites to dance with them (Frank and I indulged them for one song though!).

 

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The night definitely got me thinking about my own 15th birthday. It was filled with much of the traditional touches of a quinceañera birthday party – pink dress, creepy doll, crown, awkward entrances and speeches. I was definitely not excited, I wasn’t much of a girly girl and the idea of spending an entire evening in a dress with lots of eyes on me was a nightmare. Honestly I wish I hadn’t been such a brat about it. Ugh, youth. I’m glad my little cousin seemed to enjoy her day and I hope she enjoyed the gift we got her.

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Sunday was spent listening to Frank yell at either the phone or the TV for football fantasy related things. I knocked some things of my to-do list and relaxed before another work week starts. In awesome news – I’m feeling a lot better. Thank goodness for strong strong medicine.

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xoxo

Sandi

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