Cue the 80’s music.

I have to admit I had a few emotional, semi-freakout moments in the time leading up to my 30th. Some of my friends (and husband) can attest to this. I kept saying “I don’t have time to thirty right now”. What I mean by that is it’s a photographers busiest time of  year and all my focus is on my packed calendar right now.

And also because I had all these thoughts that I should have done all these things before I turn 30. Like travel the world…that’s actually hilarious because I’ve only ever been to Canada. And I thought I should be doing something big like jumping out of an airplane…but why on earth would I do that, I don’t even like getting on them in the first place.

When I was little, I wanted to be a scuba diver, but I don’t really like swimming. Free Willy is still my favorite movie, and “see a whale” is still on my bucket list.

But in all reality I’ve actually accomplished a lot in the last 30 years (whoa that feels weird saying that). I could have been swallowed by the difficulties that comes with being in a foster home and getting adopted as a pre-teen (as if that age isn’t hard enough). But instead I kept walking forward, hand in hand with Jesus, I got married, started my own business and here I am. Happy.

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”-John Lennon

And turns out, turning 30 doesn’t mean your life ends. How silly of me for thinking so.

Thanks Emily Lindsey, who’s seriously like the best person ever, for taking these photos and baking me cake, it was delicious.

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