I remember exactly where I was when the clock struck midnight on my 20th birthday. I was in college, and a manager at the local Friendly's. I was in the back office, counting the drawer, and I remember tearing up when it was official that I was no longer a teenager. Little did I know that the next ten years would allow me to accomplish many of the things that at that time I wondered if I would ever get to experience. So, allow me to reminisce and even brag a bit as I think about the past decade of my life.
I lived in another country. Four months in Spain, and still to this day, the best four months of my life.
|El Alhambra, Granada|
I graduated college.
I got a real job.
I lived in the city.
I finally fell in love...with someone who loved me back. :)
I traveled to the west coast.
|V. Sattui Winery, Napa California|
I took students abroad..twice. Once to Quebec, Canada, and once to Madrid, Spain.
I got married.
|Photo Credit - Amy Salerno|
I went on a my dream honeymoon to the Caribbean.
I bought a house.
I got a dog.
I photographed a wedding.
I had a baby.
I started my own business.
This list doesn't even mention the numerous crazy nights, silly moments, and ridiculous stories that will always cross my mind every now and again and make me smile. I think my 20s were pretty good to me. I can't believe I've hit 30 but I think my 30's will be wonderful in their own way. I picture family time, watching my kids grow, enjoying time with my husband, and grown up girls nights with my girlfriends. I know bumpy roads are a part of any phase of life, but I'm excited to see what these next 10 years bring my way.
I'm officially a thirtysomething.