Today is my thirtieth birthday. When the heck did that happen?

30th Birthday WorkoutStarted my 30th birthday just like any other day!

It’s been pretty quiet on the blog front, but I know you guys understand that my priorities are elsewhere right now. Our wedding is in 20 days, and we’ve been in full blown details mode for the past couple of weeks. There really isn’t a lot of time for anything in our lives besides work, keeping our health and fitness a priority, and getting these last minute wedding things done. My brain is definitely more scattered than usual, but I’m taking things one day at a time and know that everything will come together for our big day. People keep asking me if I’m nervous and seem to love pointing out how stressful these last few weeks can be (thanks for the reminder?), but honestly I’m just excited for the day and for all our friends and family to be together. I’m excited to Greek dance, and eat our cake, and toast champagne while getting ready with my girlfriends. I’m excited to just be married, go on our honeymoon, and settle into a slowed down newlywed life this fall where I don’t feel like a crazy person. I know Tim is excited to have his girlfriend back, that’s for sure!

Engagement Photo

Even though I’m tired, I know this exhaustion has nothing to do with turning thirty. In fact, thirty doesn’t feel much different to me at all. I am excited to start a new decade and chapter in my life, and some of the happiest people I know tell me they love their early thirties! Physically, I feel strong and motivated to keep getting better and work on new fitness goals. My career vision has never been more clear. I’m confident with who I am. I don’t want to keep things around that no longer serve me, and I want to spend more time with people who make my heart happy. I feel comfortable saying no, and I’m just in a good place. I guess I’ve grown up?

Anyways, to celebrate my birthday, Tim took me on a weekend getaway to Kennebunkport last weekend. He was originally trying to plan a party, but we decided it was just too much to ask of people between my bridal shower, bachelorette party, etc. It was also becoming stressful trying to find a day to do it since we have two weddings to attend before our own, and I’m just done with feeling stressed about things that are supposed to be fun! A weekend away sounded much more appealing to me, and we had the most relaxing time together.


Last night I went out for a combined birthday dinner for me and my dad, and tonight my friend Emily is teaching a birthday themed spin class before my gym friends and Slesh, Trina, and Bridget come over to hang out a little. Low key and simple. Perfect.

30th Bday Dinner with Family

Before I go, I want to share a little list that Tim and I came up with while hanging out at the beach in Kennebunkport last weekend. We thought it would be fun to come up with thirty things that we want to do while we’re thirty years old. Of course we each have our own personal goals, but these are things we want to do together. Well, Tim may be 31 for some of these, but you get the idea!

Thirty Things for Thirty

  1. Get married.
  2. Go on a picnic near Harvard Square.
  3. Run a race longer than a 5k.
  4. Participate in a meat or fish CSA.
  5. Travel somewhere by plane besides Aruba for our honeymoon.
  6. Date night in: charcuterie night.
  7. Host a brunch for friends.
  8. Try stand up paddleboarding.
  9. Go clamming.
  10. Make our own deli meat.
  11. Buy bikes or at least go on more bike rides.
  12. Go to a drive in movie.
  13. Attend a wine tasting class.
  14. Host Friendsgiving.
  15. Hike Blue Hills.
  16. Create our own city garden.
  17. Date night in: tapas night.
  18. Try a new brewery.
  19. Make our own mozzarella.
  20. Host an around the world night.
  21. Do yoga together.
  22. Discover a new area of Maine we’ve never been to before.
  23. Go to a fall fair or festival.
  24. Make more time for reading.
  25. Decide where we want to live.
  26. Do more serious financial planning.
  27. Explore more farmers markets.
  28. Go camping.
  29. Have a yard sale.
  30. Do something out of our comfort zone.

Despite making this list, overall we want to just simplify and do less things day to day. I think it can be done. Bring on thirty!

Readers, let’s chat! How did you feel when you turned thirty? Or how do you feel about approaching thirty? What are some things on your bucket list this year? Which of the things on our list sounds most appealing to you? 

Enjoy the last day of August, friends!