Monday, July 9, 2007

Another year older...another year stressed

Today is my 27th Birthday!

I am nearing 30 way too fast. For some reason this birthday is hitting me a lot harder than any in recent years. I think it has something to do with the big 3-0 approaching fast.

I still feel like the same person, but I know that I seem to get a little more uptight in my old age. And if this continues too much I am not sure I can even live with myself.

I don't know if my uptightness is because I just seem to encounter more stressful situations or acquire more responsibility which leads to stress, but for some reason I am not the carefree, shrug it off person I was 10 years ago.

I crave to be this person again. I wish I could let the stress of being a mom roll off my shoulders along with the stress of paying bills and know all that adult stuff.

I guess I am not able to hide my stress anymore because this year's birthday gifts have been telling me that I need to relax. Hubby got me a gift card to get a pedicure, which I requested, I need a little pampering! My sister sent me a manicure and facial set, which I am looking forward to using and my sister-in-law gave me a neck and shoulder massage-er (spell check told me that massager was not a word, so I made that one up). I definitely need a neck and shoulder massage because all that stress hangs out right in that area.

I guess I need to get a grip and relax a little, huh?

So, for year #27 in the life of Jessica, my goal will be to relax, live life for the moment and enjoy the little things while letting the big things sit in God's hands.


Qtpies7 said...

Well, Happy Birthday!!! 30 really isn't bad. Things actually get a bit easier. It sort of means you are a full fledged adult, no going back, but it also means that your immaturity is a thing of the past, too.
I gained more patience for the kids. Things just don't bother me as much as they did with the first few kids. Poop spread all over the place would have set me over the edge and there would have been spankings, but now I just know that they'll grow out of it. Including the writing on the walls, I know that they won't be doing that forever, and now I want to frame them!
Look forward, not backwards! You will learn more, experience more, treasure more, love more, as you live.
40 is a bit scarey, but I am looking forward to a new time in my life and wonder what mysteries will be revealed, what things I will have conquered in that time, and how much more I will enjoy parenting.

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday is on the 19th... another thing we have in common..July b-days. Too weird! Well.. I hope you got to relax a little yesterday! Enjoy your massages!

Jessie said...

Aww...Jess....I missed your official sorry....
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! I understand the feeling about nearing 30. Isn't funny that people who are 30 now say that it's the 'new 20'? I think they say it just to make us all feel better. Can you believe how old we are? :) You seem to be such a great are such a great friend - even though we live so far away, I cherish you! I hope you had a great day and I hope that you can make the most of this new year in your life! Happy Birthday - and relax!