If you would have asked my 13 year old self where I saw myself at 30 it would look nothing like it does. I’d probably have said something like ” I’ll be married at 22, a school teacher, and have three kids by the time I’m 28.” HA! Married at 22? I believe I was waitressing until 3am, going out all weekend long, while trying to finish college. Oh the life. A teacher? I tried that for a semester and realized I would never have enough patience to be in charge of 28 little kids at once. ( Bless all of you who do.) Three kids by 28? I couldn’t take care of myself until I was 24.
Needless to say my 13 year old self had no idea where I would be at 30, honestly my 20 year old self didn’t have a clue either. Although to sit here and think all that I have accomplished since I was 20 is pretty awesome. I have a bachelors degree in Textile and Apparel Management and a minor in business. I was a visual manager for 3.5 years which led me to being able to buy my own house. I lived on my own and supported myself before the man of my dreams walked into my life at the age of 26. I always teased with my grandma that I was going to be an old maid because I had yet to find the right guy at 25. Then one day Kris came into my life and everything I didn’t know I wanted happened. I was traveling to cities I had never been to, learning everything and anything about baseball, and falling in love via long distance. I married, quit my job, and moved across the world.
At 30 I live in Japan….JAPAN. I never in a million years would have guessed that to be my future. I’m married to a wonderful man, going on new adventures everyday, and living the life I could have never dreamed. They say your 30s are when you really come to accept and know yourself and I truly believe that. I can’t imagine my life any other way and I wouldn’t change any of the roads I went down to get here. At 30 I have the best and most supportive family out there. I have a solid, can’t be broken, group of girlfriends that even though I’m in a different country more than half the year, make me feel like I’m still back home. Most of all I have the most loving husband who cherishes me and makes me realize every single day how truly lucky I am. Im blessed beyond measure and can only imagine what my thirties have in store for me.