It is the day after my 30th birthday. I'm officially 30! Not in my twenties anymore. It all gets better from here, right? Heck yeah, it does.
Ok, I admit that my GRAND ENTRY into this new decade in my life was more like a little fizzle. Actually, it SUCKED! I spent the morning of my special day trying to get an almost 3 year old ready for HER birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. Not MY party...HER party. Anyone who has ever raised or even babysat a toddler knows that sometimes it is quite challenging. "Challenging" is a nice way to put how our morning went. It was more like "Can I please hide under a rock or jump off my balcony instead of argue with a 2 year old" kind of morning. It took so long getting her dressed and dressed again that I didn't have time to really get myself ready. boo. Went into my 30's looking like I was headed into a 9am class after partying too much on my 21st birthday.
The night of my birthday ended just as lame as it began. I was so exhausted from Chuck E Cheese and a grumpy toddler that I was in bed by 9:30pm! ARE YOU KIDDING ME! I knew I was getting older but I thought I was turning 30, not 65!!! Maybe I can use my 30th year of life finding more people to spend time with outside of work. I mean, really, I'll drive my self absolutely crazy if I stay shut in much longer. I need to ask for a babysitter every once in a while. I admit that when people ask me to go out, I tell them I can't find a sitter before I even begin looking. Guilt, maybe? Who knows?
What I do know is that I'm still young. Regardless of what age I am, I need to have a life also. I need it to keep my sanity. It's never too late to start improving your life and that is exactly what I am going to do. This is the jump off point to a life much more desirable. Financially, emotionally, socially... This is MY year. My big, special year. I guess I don't need just one day to celebrate the life I'm creating for my daughter and I. As long as I have her, my health and our love of cupcakes, I got a great beginning to something that will be magical!
In Cupcake news, for her party, I made the Vegan French Vanilla cupcakes that I absolutely adore! For the frosting, I made a simple Cherry Buttercream. Sorry, I don't have pictures but they were Princess Pink and oh so tasty!
Question for you - Have you ever been super excited for an upcoming birthday and end up being utterly disappointed?