Thoughts on Turning 33

Hi Friends,

It’s been a while and I miss ya’ll!

We just got back from a family vacation to visit some dear friends in Hawaii for my birthday and I also just got back from the most amazing time at Choose Joy Event (an adoption and infertility conference) I spoke at. I have two very fun posts on each of those things coming, but first let’s chat about getting older and wiser (ok maybe not the wiser part) first.

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Yep, this year I turned 33 a fun age to be. I have had this blog for almost 8 years and I feel like I have learned so much from each of you and from myself. This year I am embracing my age! Grabbing all that I have learned and running!  I used to think that 35 was SO OLD (haha), but honestly I have never felt younger and more alive. I feel so FREE in who I am, in who God has created me to be and what the future holds. I used to analyze everything and make these huge plans for the future (I still dream for sure). But now days, I soak in each moment I am alive in each day. I still have my little check lists, but I don’t place so much pressure on myself as much as I used to.

I don’t know how much time I have here on this earth and I sure don’t want to waist any of it with my OCD tendencies or worrying. I still think about fun things for the future and plan a little, but I am not wrestling with things the way I used to. I am standing with my arms open to whatever God has in store for my life. I have seen God take care and provide for me/us more than I/we could have ever imagined! I know I couldn’t have understood this 10 years ago and that’s why I think age really can make life a lot more fun and free!

So 33, I welcome you with open arms and even am excited about growing up and growing older!

Question: What age did you used to think or still think is old??


6 responses to “Thoughts on Turning 33”

  1. Happy birthday! I just turned 36 on Monday and the idea of now being closer to 40 is a little scary. I don’t feel 36, but I know to my 5 year old, I’m probably ancient. LOL! That’s great that you’re embracing life more, it’s a good habit to get into!

  2. Happy Birthday!!! And so true for me too! I have so much more freedom and joy now than I did when I was younger and I just have learned to roll with it more….sometimes getting older is a good thing!

  3. Love this so much and you look great! Life is full of adventures and I think that life experience brings wisdom if you let it. Looks like you have-love your wild and free attitude!

  4. You look beautiful Bobbi! You literally look like you are getting younger, not older. <3 Happy Birthday!!!

  5. Heather Avatar

    Everyone says that we really come into our own and get comfortable in our skin in our 30s and 40s. I’m excited about that. 🙂 I LOVE my 30s!

  6. I used to think 30 was old, but now that I’m inching towards it, I don’t anymore! Every year older, I just feel like things are getting better!