As I sit here on the eve of my 29th birthday, I can't help but think how different my life is compared to where I thought I would be at this age. I am also reminded what a difference a few years can make.

29 is an age that I have always dreaded approaching. 29 is just a huge reminder that 30...the official decade of adulthood...is knocking at the door. I had all of these self-imposed goals I expected to reach by the time I was 30 (marriage, children, advancing my career, home ownership etc). Some I have accomplished, and some I have failed at miserably.

Surprisingly, now that I am actually the age I have dreaded turning, I am strangely accepting of it. In fact, I have never felt more comfortable or confident in my own skin before. The past few years have brought lots of changes in all aspects of my life, but I sit here today truly happy. I own a home that I absolutely love, a boyfriend whom I adore and a job that has allowed me to advance and grow. I am more blessed than I ever expected to be.

Am I exactly where I thought I would be at 29, say when I was 21? Absolutely not. Am I exactly where I should be? Absolutely.

I have big plans for this blog and for my life this year. I hope to grow Suburban Spunk and continue to meet other bloggers/design enthusiasts and continue to hone my craft of turning my house into a home. Can't wait to share what I have up my sleeve (it includes a complete blog design overhaul!).

I also want to thank all of my readers and sweet friends for the supportive comments and feedback. It truly melts my heart to hear from all of you.

xoxo, S


  1. Happy birthday (about a month late). I just found your blog via the nest....I turn 30 in one week....hard to believe. It's funny how we think our lives will go and how they end up.

  2. Hi Jess, thank you for the bday wishes and for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your kind words so much. Happy Birthday to you as well! We just have to trust that we are exactly where we need to be, not necessarily where we think we should be:) Have a great 30th!


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