I turned 29 a few days ago. Not much excitement comes to mind when you tell someone you’re 29. For the most part, you start your countdown to 30. I’m actually one of the last of my friends to hit this age so sometimes I feel like I’ve been this age for awhile now. Honestly to me, age really is nothing but a number. But with this being my last year of my 20’s, I do feel like there are some thoughts I’d like to share, especially to my daughters. While they have many years until this day comes, there are just some things I want to make sure they don’t forget…
To my daughter on her 29th birthday,
Today is your 29th birthday. You’re probably thinking “OMG one more year til 30!” There might be a lot you want to accomplish before then. Or there might be places you want to go to. Or things you want to do. But really, know you are perfectly fine where you are in your life.
Yes, there’s still plenty to do, many places to go, and many things to experience still, but in reality, don’t forget you’ll only be 29 once. Turning 30 seems like a big deal next year, but all those things you are hoping to do will still be there even after you’re 30.
While you know mommy is big on planning ahead, I also want you to focus on YOU now. Don’t compare yourself to other people. Don’t wish you are someone you’re not. Don’t hold grudges against people you love. Don’t waste your time on people who don’t love you for YOU.
Instead focus on YOU. Whether you’re like mommy and married by now, waiting for your boyfriend to propose, or you’re single searching for “the one”, I want your main focus to be YOU. I hope that whatever relationship situation you are in, you are living unapologetically as who God made you to be.
You are smart.
You are kind.
You are thoughtful.
You are creative.
You are brave.
You are beautiful.
You are nothing short of amazing.
Wherever you are in life, I am so proud of you. Keep shining your light baby girl. And know you’ll always be my baby girl.
Love you to the moon & back,