Enjoying This Ride



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C. S. Lewis
I've been thinking a lot about how old I am lately.
I mean, A LOT.
This April I will be turning {are you ready for it?}
Thirty-Nine-Years-Old
39, loveys.
It will be the last year that I will be in my 30s.

And I don't think I'm worried (read: freaked out) because of the number.
No, that's not it.
It's just...wow.  I've lived a freaking long time!
And I feel like my life has just begun, you know?

My 30s is when everything happened.
Kids - Marriage - Career  - College
{yes, in that order}

I start thinking that I did everything so late.
Yes, I've been so happy these almost 10 years of my life.
 
But all the "why" questions start springing in my head -
Why didn't I start it all earlier?
Why didn't I go to college straight out of high school?
Why was I scared to start a relationship and get married when he first asked?
Why?

But then I think:
Everything happened the way it was supposed to.
I tried to do things my way in my 20s and it didn't turn too well.
Well, not until I turned 29...
I got guts when I turned 29!
I decided I needed to just put it all on Him and put everything in His hands.
You know what happened?
I was no longer trying to do it all my way.
I just went along for the ride.

So...
Where does this leave me with the whole "turning 39" thing?
Oh, who knows.
: )
I think I'll just go with my gut and do what I did when I turned 29.

Enjoy the ride.

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3 comments:

  1. 39 was a great year for me. It was the year I got pregnant. With my First Child. And you think you started things late :)

    Hope your year is spectacular in its own way.

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  2. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. Following you gut is always a good ting and I hope this year will be a great one for you. This year I will be 37 so I am on the last lap of the 30's. gotta make every moment count! :)
    I am following you now and I would love for you to follow along.
    Jillian
    http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-true-meaning-of-love-for-me.html

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  3. I just turned 60 last month. We both have a lot more living to do! Hope you have a great year.

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Hey Lovey! You're commenting! You just made me happier than...well, me with a Chestnut Praline Latte. (Yes, now you know what to order for me if we ever go to Starbucks - lol)