Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's just a number, right?

Yesterday marked a big event in my life...I left my 20's behind and boldly embraced being 30!  Well, I let it sneak up behind me and saw no feasible way of holding it off any longer.  I woke up bright and early at 0430 and slowly got ready for work.  I had originally had the day off, but needed to switch shifts for something more important on Friday.

I have truly been dreading my birthday.  Birthdays had a way of disappointing me.  There were two disasterous surprise parties in my teenage years, but nothing compares to being stood up on your sweet 16.  I realize now I had unrealistic expectations, and it was my own fault for expecting the world to stop turning so everyone would have the opportunity to recognize how amazing it was that I had aged yet one more year.

I had a nice steady day at work with people I LOVE.  I have worked in quite a few different places in my life, and I can honestly say that I look forward to going to work.  I've learned more, and certified more, in the last year than I ever thought was possible.  One of the things I love about the medical field is that it is forever evolving.  New procedures, medicines, and practices are discovered constantly, and the best part is that I never know what I will encounter.  I have both laughed and cried at work, but nothing beats having a patient or family member thank you for simply doing your job.  My favorite yesterday was when I asked a new mother if she had any other questions or concerns after I gave her discharge instructions, and she asked if she could have my phone number.  I laughed and assured her she was doing great and to keep an open communication with her pediatrician.

The highlight of my day was when my Sexy Beast surprised me with lunch from Panera Bread and my favorite strawberry cake, AND he was able to eat with me.  Love that guy!

He also held off getting promoted until today so I could be there.  Yesterday starts out a 10 day celebration together as we celebrate both our birthdays and anniversary.

I am a very lucky person, and am grateful for the knowledge and experience I have gained in the last 30 years, and I look forward to many many more!

My Next Thirty Years


Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary! Happy LIFE!!!! Hugs!

Cristy said...

I'm glad you had a great birthday, Mary! How sweet of your hubby to bring you lunch and cake.

We Swim Up Stream said...

Glad you had a fantastic day! You may be thirty but you are a hottie, accomplished so much, have super cute kids, an amazing marriage, did I already say hot? Lol TO sum it up, you are wicked awesome and there aren't many people like you! I feek blessed to have you in my life! ;)


Happy Birthday to you! I had no trouble with 30....have also had many disappointing birthdays....(13th - I got 13 pairs of pajamas)...21st was forgotten by all who matter. 58 has nearly killed me. So i am dreading 60 in two years.