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.