As Said Before, “30, Flirty and Thriving”

If you haven’t heard, 30’s are the new 20’s. And although Jennifer Garner gave us many reasons to glorify our

If you haven’t heard, 30’s are the new 20’s. And although Jennifer Garner gave us many reasons to glorify our 30’s, I couldn’t necessarily relate. Well, until now [maybe.] Over the weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday. I was surrounded by people I care for most and champagne (of course). No dance mobs broke out to ‘Thriller’ but, it was probably for the better.

Flooded With Affection

On Saturday I was crowded by the best people. We went dancing at a bar and celebrated life. My wonderful husband, Tyler Baltierra, always showers me in love but there’s something about receiving it on your birthday that makes it feel extra special. If you didn’t see, on Instagram he put together a carousel of photos over the past 15 years to now. From middle school sweethearts to forever lovers. Tyler’s always been good with poetry. And with his post he wrote something sweet. It read:

“It’s a mystery how you do it

Always pulling me up from ruins

Giving me strength to build a future

You’re the one that keeps me moving

You’re the lightning over the darkest seas

Your love like a beacon guiding the way

So I can forever feel safe

Even while the storm rages & I’m not okay

Your beautiful embrace is my sacred place

Your soul is in my bones that keep me strong

Your voice serenaded reminding I belong

I want to get lost in your arms & live in the stars

Surfing the galaxy & surviving on dreams

With you next to me is where I want to lay

My fingers through your hair

& your head on my chest

Is my favorite place to stay”

New Year, Better Me

Your birthday is pretty much your own personal new year. It’s a time for reflection, to celebrate growth and to motivate yourself to continue. Whether it be to continue reaching for a goal, to continue being a role model, or a good parent to your children, or whatever else it might be that you wake up for everyday. It’s your year to live and make choices for. Now being in this new decade of my life, I’m looking forward to sharing my life in the most authentic way possible.