We shouldn’t stop celebrating our birthdays when we turn 30, nor should we forget the different time capsules that have already been buried in our 20-nothings and early 30-somethings. I barely remember turning 30, or 31 for that matter, and I just turned 32 on Sunday.
I started my blog right before I turned 27 but couldn’t keep up with it. After turning 27, I quickly went from spending hours watching crime series in my parents’ home in NJ to working in a fast-paced job in DC, so I had little time to write. Now life is a little more balanced and although I cannot summarize five years in one sitting, I will share some life-changing moments.
2011- A few weeks after my birthday I married my husband on August 27th. We married on the same day Hurricane Irene hit the Jersey shore, a few miles short of our wedding venue. When the church doors opened I gasped to see the church pews full of guests who had managed to make it to our wedding. It was a blessing to have all our friends and family witness this special day, our nervous exchange of vows, our first kiss, our first tears. I had a sip of champagne before our first dance and ended up bawling in the arms of my husband. While I blame the champagne for the tears, my true thoughts were that after so many trials, Paul and I were finally married!
2012- Paul and I moved to North Carolina before I turned 29. Within a few months of our move, I fortunately landed a terrific job as a staff assistant at Duke University. I loved working in a less stressful position and had a wonderful, supportive boss.
2013-This was the year I gave birth to Lucas Vincent, my baby boy!
Photos (except for hospital one) by Amy Allen Photography
2014- I went on a short trip to China in July for my job! In one of my very old blog posts, I vowed to return to Asia.
2015- I started taking a better look at how I want to live my life for myself, my husband, and my child. This blog is helping me with this process.
More birthday pics to follow!