Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Prelude To A New Chapter

And it begins . . . the count down to my 30th birthday. Tonight I had dinner with some friends in Mission Viejo that I use to work with. I was expecting a reunion dinner but instead it turned into a reunion/birthday dinner for me. Wow. Cake and presents were in front of me and it hits me that I will be turning 30 next week. The waitress snaps a picture of me blowing out my candles while my friends are loudly singing happy birthday to me in the background. In the meantime I phase out for a second and I am thinking what the heck! Usually I'll cringe at turning 30, but lately its been not a big deal. Ready or not here it comes.

Life didn't turn out exactly what I pictured it to be. But so what! I'll just say that sometimes with a great loss comes progression. I had expectations, but now I know better. No expectations No disappointments. So just living life one moment at a time. Life has become more than I have ever imagined it to be.

This weekend is going to be crazy celebrating my birthday and I am excited to embrace a new chapter in my life. Plans? Still working out the kinks and will finalize everything for this weekend. There is one thing that I wanted to do before I turned 30. Its something that I have always wanted to do and even though no one wants to do it with me . . . i'll do it anyway. I'll post pics later.

Time is flying by really fast and I am enjoying my visit with all of my friends and family. Still a couple of more people that I want to see before I Ieave next week for Colorado to visit my best friend, Mel. Then its off to Saipan.

A friend asks me, " would you have done anything different in your 20's?" I reply with a "YES" More about that later.

5 comments:

Mr. Graves said...

don't forget to pull the rip cord

Melissa said...

Happy 30th Bev!! 30 hit me hard, but now at 33, I long for 30. I can't believe I'm almost "mid-30's"! Ack! But so far, my thirties have been much better than my twenties. I can look back and see how far I've come and far God has brought me, and just how faithful He has been. So enjoy it, the best is yet to come!

EJ said...

Yey, Happy Birthday Bev. Fabulous, what are you going to do for your b day? I suggest you go sky diving. it's awesome.

CNMI Blogger said...

Bev:
I miss the heck out of you and Happy 30th birthday. Don't worry; you're still a young chick and you'll always be younger than me. HA! HA! As my friend Cindy always says, "Turning 30, or 40, or 50, or whatever is a good thing, once you consider the alternative!" It's all in the attitude, Baby! :)

Sean said...

Happy Birthday Bev! And remember, 40 is the new 30 so really you're only turning 20!