Getting Old… Staying Young

5 Feb

I did it. I turned 30.  It was surprisingly painless!  Looking back on the twenties I shake my head a little bit (what WAS I thinking?) but in no way do I have major regrets nor feel as if I missed out on something.  Do I wish I would have studied abroad in Italy vs. London? Yes, but then I would have never met my best friend Kelly and then I probably wouldn’t have moved out here later on.  Do I wish I wouldn’t have dated a few idiots? Sure, but then I wouldn’t know what a true gem of a husband I have.  Do I wish I would have had more cats?  ALWAYS, but my mom wouldn’t have taken more than one in for my traveling. So, it turns out everything happens for a reason.

deputy gilligan


So now do I feel older? Yes and no.  I feel responsible, as if life is finally manageable.  Granted, this was a long time in the works and I pretty much had it mastered at 29, but now it feels solid.  And I feel mature (commence laughing). Being mature doesn’t have to look a certain way…  being mature is being accountable, doing the right thing, nurturing relationships, working hard in a career. The fact that I am playful, creative, bubbly, cat loving and at times a bit odd is my personality and that will never change.  So do I feel older?  Not really, but maybe just a little bit wiser.

Example a)  Birthday in Napa – mature.  Everyone wearing cat ears in Napa -I vote still mature!




Example b) I really want to buy this…  (yea, I know- NOT mature- but still awesome)


Hooray for 30!


2 Responses to “Getting Old… Staying Young”

  1. Niki Richie February 5, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    Leah, you are hilarious! I quite enjoy reading your blog. Though sadly I am now 33 and feel as though I had my shit way more together when I was 30. What happened?!? My life was soo much more manageable but then again I didn’t have a 1 year old or a mortgage, haha. Oh well… maybe by 34 I will be back on track. Or maybe I should shoot for 35 to be more realistic. Like you said, everything happens for a reason, right?! 🙂

  2. Annie February 6, 2014 at 4:20 am #

    Love this! 💕

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