Have you ever been around someone or you are that someone, that says, “I’m so nervous to turn ___” or “I don’t know what to do once I turn ___.”

Well, turning thirty was never one of those times for me… at what point do you say that?

I mean, I was excited when I turned 16, since I could finally drive without the not so comforting backseat driver… aka parents.

I was confused when I turned 18. I could buy tobacco products but never in my life have. Still to this day.

I was racing to turn 21, although not sure why, considering I had been to a college where most are drinking at bars well before that. But even when I could buy it legally, it was nerve wrecking, not fun.

When I turned 25, all I could think about was babies. Which was odd, because I wasn’t even married yet.

Are all those birthday in between are just fillers to prepare you for the next steps in life? I’m not sure..

However, there are so many things I’ve learned in the past couple of years that have made me fully prepared for turning thirty. I haven’t quite hit the birthday mark that makes me think “OMG I’m old!” or “What am I doing with my life?!” and shockingly, I didn’t cry because I turned 30.

I’m sure at some point I’ll get there.. maybe 31? Who knows. Until then, I’ve decided that I should make bigger goals for myself. Goals that set me outside of my comfort zone.

For example: I recently went to a birthday party where I knew games would be played. I’m all for card games, Scrabble, etc. but not ones that make you the center of attention. So, when the games started… I realized it was going to be more like charades. Not like, it was. I never in my life have played, I was SO nervous, & immediately wanted to say, “Oh gosh, I’ve got to go.” & pull the “I have a baby at home.” card. Which I NEVER do, but in that moment, I wanted to crawl into a hole.

Instead, I played & never have had that much fun playing a game. I think my husband heard me talk about if for a week!!

Stepping outside of my comfort zone would also include me selling BeautyCounter, I am NOT one to initiate a conversation with a stranger. Much less ask them to listen to me about a product, I think they should buy from me. Sounds ridiculous. But true. Yet, so far, its been a lot of fun!

I was actually, discretely excited to turn 30. I think that these are the years are where life gets sweeter. You make time for those you love, live more, feel more accepted within yourself, have more faith, ignore the bs & find friends that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

30 is not just a number, I believe it stands for where you’ve been & where you’re going. Not, that you’re “old” or “no longer fun” or whatever you perceive it as. I’m excited for 30, I think it’s going to be a great year!

Follow along with me & we’ll see!

XO~ Kate