Friday, June 3, 2011

Hello 30, I Have Been Expecting You

Tomorrow I turn the big 3-0 and that is just fine by me. I started this decade of my life as a junior in college and I end it in such a different place it is crazy to think about. Looking back: There was the last year of college and graduation which seems like a lifetime ago. Somewhere in there I called a lot of places home: Oxford, MS, New York, Destin, Vail and Memphis before landing here in the 'Ham for the last 5 years. I was lucky enough to start dating Patrick at 22 and we made it through a lot (very long distances at times) but we have had so much fun together through it all. There was a lot of travel, most to see friends around the country, some more exotic-Africa, Chile a few times including Patagonia and Peru. After moving to Birmingham and working for the best mentor, life brought me my next big adventure- starting my own company. Who would have thought something could be so hard and yet insanely rewarding at the same time. I don't think the past decade could have possibly been more fun or exciting. It has been a wild 10 years and one of the best parts has been the friends I have made along the way. (I had plans to post a series of pictures throughout the years but that would involve more scanning than this girl has time for at the moment)





But as my ole pal Tom Petty says, "It is time to move on, time to get going, what lies ahead I have no way of knowing". My 20's have ended with a very settled and happy exsistence and I look forward to continuing that into my 30's. I love our little house, our quaint neighborhood and our easy going ways and routines. I can't believe how far the business has come and I can't wait to see where it goes. I spent the majority of my 20's with Patrick and I can't wait to spend next decade (plus) with him. And last but not least I can't wait for the changes that are awaiting us come the end of August....





So come on 30, I have been ready for you for a while now. Thank you 20's, you leave me feeling so blessed and very grateful.

34 comments:

Emily A. Clark said...

Happy early birthday, Marianne! What a great decade, and my guess is that your 30's will be waaaay more exciting :)

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Hamptontoes said...

Happy Birthday! With the arrival of your baby in August I am confident you'll be starting your 30's off in the most special way, becoming a mother! Enjoy your weekend pampering you!

Kerry said...

Happy Birthday Marianne! I hope you have a lovely weekend. Sounds like your 30's are going to be fabulous (just like you!) Enjoy! xx

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Wow!! Happy Birthday, my friend! I'm also 30 and I'm loving it! Felling better than before! I hope you feel the same way!

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

JennyLynn said...

Have a wonderful 30th! ... Now that I have been 40 for a month. I would gladly take back the 30's.

Enjoy your Birthday weekend.

Jenny @ simplybydesign2.blogpsot.com

Whitney said...

Happy happy happy birthday! What a monumental year this will be for you - entering your 30s and entering parentood, way to go! Enjoy the celebrations! Cheers, Whitney

lizziefitz said...
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lizziefitz said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

I hope you have the most fabulous birthday! Congratulations on all of your past accomplishments and I wish you the best of luck in the future!

erin said...

so excited for you! ive got you beat by a year and my 30's are awesome so far! especially with welcoming that little one. ringing in my year with a munchkin in august too (number 3, wow)! ill be thinking about ya! thanks for your awesome blog---its an inspiring break everyday!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday! I envy you.
I would love to be in my 30's again.

Anonymous said...

Love this post! Enjoy your 30th Bday!
Beth S.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Have a fabulous birthday! The 30's are great, and it seems you truly are at wonderful place, enjoy the moments and all that life is bringing you!
Janell

Stephanie Sabbe said...

happy birthday friend! love that picture of your little guy! he's going to be such a cutie!

jen @ design blossom said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating tomorrow!!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Happy Birthday! I know the next 10 years are going to be just as special as the last! Cheers to a new chapter in your life!

Margaret Goodwyn said...

Happy Birthday Marianne!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

Sherri Cassara said...

Happy Birthday Marianne and welcome to the 30's! I have been in my thirty's for a couple of decades now - they are great! ;)

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Have a fabulous Happy Birthday Marianne!
Bless you! :)

xo-
Michelle

Melissa said...

Have such a happy birthday! You know, for ne the early 30's, and the advent of kids, have reminded me very much of the growing pains of my early 20's. Lots of new, lots if fragile, but a little more wisdom and a lot more consistent happiness. Have a lovely journey into the next decade!

laxsupermom said...

Happy Birthday! My 30s have been so much more satisfying than my 20s had ever been. Hope you continue having adventures through the next decade.

Katie (Refresh Design Studio) said...

Happy Birthday!

Danielle said...

Happy bday love!

glorystory said...

Oh what a wonderful post! Happy Birthday to you!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Happy Birthday and what an amazing 30th year you will have with a new baby entering your life. Hope you have a great day planned and that you'll be spoiled rotten.

24 Corners said...

Happy Birhtday Marianne!!! The thirties are wonderful...my favorite so far!
Have a fabulous birthday weekend!
xo J~

Donna said...

Happy Birthday, hope it is a great one!

Jennifer said...

yeah! happy birthday (a tad late!)! what a sweet perspective on the "big" 3-0! you definitely have much to celebrate in the coming year.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Beautifully written. I hope this decade is even better.

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope y'all had fun!

LLH Designs said...

Happy belated birthday! Wishing you all of God's best this year. It's going to be a good one. The best is yet to come!

Xo,
Linsey

Wahzat Gayle said...

Happy Birthday! I wish I was so positive with my outlook when I turned 30 and then when I turned 40. I literally choked on the numbers LOL
Wishing you many more happy years :)