Last week was my thirty-third birthday. Woah, that sounds wild to say out loud. I remember when I was younger I thought being in my 30’s felt so old. The strangest part about getting older is that I don't physically feel older. I still feel like I’m in my 20’s, although I have to say the hangovers do last longer now and going to bed past 10pm no longer seems appealing. But even though I do miss the freedom of doing whatever I wanted in my 20's I feel so much more secure at 33 than I ever have.
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As I sit here writing this, I thought about what I really wanted for my birthday and honestly, it was to be alone. I know this sounds sad, but I’m being honest. As a mother, wife, business owner, there is a lot of pressure, chaos and not a lot of alone time. I’m an only child so I’ve always been very independent and one of the hardest things for me to adapt to with motherhood is just that. My independence. Luckily, I have a great husband who understands the importance of this and without question, let’s me have “me time” whenever I’m able. I think it's so important that us women, and even men, have the time to do that for ourselves, otherwise, we just end up sequestering to everyone else's needs and neglect our own. But in my true Jenna manner, I jam-packed my weekend full of events and festivities so there wasn't much alone time, but I plan to treat myself to a spa day soon!
All that being said, I am so happy in my own skin at 33 years old. I am more confident, bold, strong, and healthy than I've ever been. I've been "around the block" as they call it and although to some 33 may not seem old, I've been pretty much on my own since college and have taught myself how to be a person who isn't afraid of what others think of me (along with the help of my amazing parents, of course). I swear every year just keeps getting better and I can't wait to see what this one has in store for me!
xo // J E N N A