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October 22, 2010

The Big 3-0


Turning 30 is a big deal. Some love it and others hate it. I loved turning 30. I loved the idea of stepping into a new chapter and saying goodbye to the old me. It was a chance to learn about myself and I had all these crazy ideas that turning 30 meant you were given the key to some sophisticated, confident, successful bubble. In the end turning 30 made me realise that age is just a number and now is a better time than ever to embrace change, challenge yourself and live in the present.

Today (technically tomorrow in the US) is my middle sister's 30th birthday - happy birthday Mel! You have grown into such an amazing person and I am so proud of you. I wish you a year full of happiness, a year of positive changes, the chance to travel, laugh, love and seize every moment and opportunity that comes your way.  Since I can't be there to celebrate with you I might just be forced to pop open a bottle of champagne in your honour! xo

23 comments:

Little Pinwheel said...

I loved it too. even approaching the mid 30s I am still loving it. happy birthday to your middle sis, Mel. Pop open the champagne.

Nell said...
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Nell said...

You have such an awesome outlook my dear, I freaked a bit when I turned 20, then 25 (closer to 30 than 20, eeeek!) but i'm not so bothered about turning 30. Like you say, i think i've realised it's just a number and ultimately it doesn't matter at all as long as you're doing what you love. Happy Birthday to Mel - Definitely pop open that champagne! xx

Kristi said...

ah...sistahs.
welcome to thirty mel...your going to love it.

Mama Mogantosh said...

Thirties rock. I always thought they would and I was right. Happy birthday to your sis! Such a gorgeous pic. x

annelise said...

I agree, thirty's been good so far, no complaints!

Happy birthday to your sister!

Nat Kringoudis Melbourne said...

Happy Birthday middle sis! 30 is awesome. So much cooler than any other decade. I wonder if I might still be saying that when I'm turning 90? Hmmm well until then, embrace embrace embrace!!!

may said...

What a great attitude! I've got two more months til 30...now I'm actually looking forward to it!

Marie said...

One of my girlfriend wrote on my 30th bday card that turning 30 is actually the best part of being 29, I loved it !
Happy bday to your sis xx

Amanda Joy said...

This image is adorable!

I'm FINALLY visiting your blog after you commented on mine...a bit behind! It looks so fun! Off to scroll through posts.. ;)

Whitney said...

That is a cuuuuute photo!

babyskiffie said...

happy birthday to you! lovely photo u have there =)

SJ said...

i'm 28 so getting close but i think i'm looking forward to it as well. i can't see myself changing overnight just because my age now starts with a 3.

happy birthday to your sister!

Caroline said...

Love this blog of yours!! You are so positive and your posts make me smile!! Hugs and love! xo

Janette said...

Hi Jaclyn, thanks for stopping by my blog this evening, nice to 'meet' you and discover a great blog. I recently turned 30 and I'm loving the big 3-0. Happy birthday to your sister!
Janette x
My Sweet Prints

monica said...

i turn 30 next year and i am already dreading it. i like the idea of being 30, just not the fact that it's half way to 60.

xo
monica

Pinecone Camp said...

I was so relieved when I turned 30. My 20's were a little, well, chaotic.
Happy Birthday to your sister! I think I'll drink some champagne for her as well ;)

style'n said...

Hi! So glad you found my blog and how fun that you are now in Australia! I look forward to hearing about all your adventures there. :) naina

lisa said...

hey jaclyn.....thanks for your lovely comment, i'm your newbie follower, loving your blog.....
i loved turning 30 it was the best birthday ever {went for 2 weeks hehehe}
have a great weekend and look forward to your next blog lisa xx

Kellie said...

Hope your sister has a fabulous birthday Jaclyn! Milestone birthdays always deserve a nice big celebration. Wish I felt the same about the third decade - I still live in denial of being (almost) into the mid thirties... ;)

this free bird said...

I loved 30, too. It is the best!! Happy Birthday to your Sis!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Cool Rider said...

My husband turned 40 on the weekend without a whimper. I think he was actually looking forward to the new decade.

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

I love being in my 30's. So much easier/better/interesting than my 20's or... god forbid my teens.

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