As of today, I am leaving the 2 behind, and I am taking on a 3. Luckily, the first year with a 3 also includes leaving a 9 behind and taking on a 0, so it’s not quite so overwhelming.
Goodbye, 20’s. You have been wonderful to me. You brought me 3 children I get to spend time with every day, and another 1 who isn’t here, but is still a big part of our family. You took me places I never thought I would go. You brought people into my life that I hope will be there for the rest of my life. You helped shape my life for the better.
Hello, 30’s. I’ve heard other people speak of this time in their lives with dread, but I’m challenging you to make this a wonderful time for me. You have it in you to be even better than the 20’s. Together we will watch children continue to grow. We will finish college. We will nurture old friendships and develop new ones. We will find a home that we love and want to stay in forever. We will make the next 10 years so amazing that when the 40’s come, they’ll be afraid they can’t live up to it.
Welcome to my life, Mr. 3!