11.14.2013

Enjoying the Best Years.

Someone better bring me some roses, I’m about to stop and smell ‘em. I’ve been told I’m in the throes of the best years of my life. I was told this by my Mother, who also said my next child would be an easy baby. This has yet to be determined, but just in case she is wrong I’m covertly trying to get her to buy a house within 5 miles of mine, 19 just seems so far right now.


I always dreaded turning 30, 31 was actually a lot harder for me, it meant I was solidly in my 30’s not just hovering on the cusp. Now I’m 32 and it really doesn’t faze me, heck some days I even forget I AM 32. This is spoken from a woman who signed her maiden name SERVERAL times yesterday, I blame pregnancy.  So far these have been some damn good years.

Picture taken by Amber Jane Images

I graduated from college {finally} and got me a real big girl job which I enjoy.


I ran 5 half marathons and pushed myself to do things I never thought I could.
I figured out this whole parenting gig, the product is turning out to be pretty amazing. So far.


I’ve had some hard times too, but I made it through to the other side and I think I’m a better more humble person for it. I’ve learned what I want from life, what I want in my marriage, and what I want in a friend. All of these took work on my part; wouldn’t it be nice to just be given a perfect marriage? It’s taken some years, but we figured out a good groove and it’s sure nice.  It doesn’t hurt that he does my laundry, I GET that he does it FOR me not because he has to, I’m grateful for those things.

I have a few goals I want to accomplish in the next few years, advance my career, find a meaningful way to give back, run a marathon, go to Italy, and possibly further my education.  Oliver’s goal is to hoard all our money for retirement.

For now I want to slow time down and enjoy my pregnancy, my sweet loveable toddler, and the fact that my life is exactly where I want it to be.   My life isn’t perfect, but I’m trying to focus on the great things I have and have faith on the rest.  Don’t compare your life to others; I’m the best MEGAN I can be.


and teaching my daughter to enjoy HER best years :)

34 comments :

  1. This was a great post. We always get caught up in what we don't have and looking at the negative but it's nice to take a minute and recognize all of the positives. None of our lives are perfect but you're right it's about being the best you and working with that you have.

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  2. Just what I needed to hear. I'm currently pregnant with my 3rd. I just want to enjoy my family, my friends, and my life. Regardless of what others may do. Thanks!!

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  3. Love that you are enjoying your life in the season you are in! It is so easy to compare ourselves to others (espcially with social media). I just turned 39 and I feel like I am in the best years of my life! I enjoy reading about your weight loss and pregnancy journey, maybe we can run a race in Dallas together after the baby is born! Best wishes for an EASY baby.

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  4. Loveee this post. Yes you are the best Meg you can be. Comparing just tears apart.

    A question.
    I notice that I crave food like crazy just before I get my periods.
    What do I do...or what do you suggest I can do.
    Also...one last q.
    How to eat healthy on vacations...I am sure you get this a lot.

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  5. My mother always told me that 30s are the best years! We'll see, I got 1 more year!

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  6. Thank you for this! Just what I needed to hear this morning! :)

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  7. I can't wait to be at that point where I feel that way about everything in my life. RIght now I'm really struggling to find balance and be content with the way things are. I need to make some changes and it is difficult, but I know it will all be worth it in the end.

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  8. This post gave me the warm fuzzies!

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  9. You. Are. Awesome! Thanks for sharing your life and perspective.

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  10. Loved this. I'm trying to do the same. It's hard, but I'm getting there.

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  11. Well said girlie and awesome goals.

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  12. What a great perspective to have!! I still really think Madison is one of the cutest kids ever!!! I can't wait to see her cute little bro ;)

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  13. I still can't believe we are 32 either. It just doesn't seem right to say I am turning 33 next month. Totally crazy that we have people we went to high school with that now have kids about to go into high school. How the heck did that happen? We couldn't have gotten out that long ago. Love your outlook to look at the positive.

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  14. I love it! I'm so glad you are so happy and able to enjoy this wonderful time in your life! :)

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  15. Love this Meg!! Great post - enjoy your best days - because they will be gone before you know it.

    Twilight Sparkle is so lucky to have you <3

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  16. I often struggle with this one. My life has not turned out what I wanted it to be but slowly it is getting there. Thanks for reminding me that everyone gets there in time, and I need to stop and realize that I have a lot to be thankful for!! You are awesome Megan!! :) Now to get my butt in gear with my weight loss, I am so unmotivated :(

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  17. I love this and I love you! I also love that YOU love you and your life! (Have I said love enough to thoroughly creep you out?) You're pretty precious, Megan.

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  18. what a sweet sweet post! From following your blog for a while your readers can see that you have always seemed to exude happiness and a comfortablness(is that a word?) in your own skin! You are beautiful inside and out!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful post, Megan. I am so proud of you! You have such a beautiful soul...thanks for sharing your life with us!

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  20. I really needed to hear this right now. Thanks you so much for posting this!!!!! We all need a little reminder sometimes.

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  21. So this blog post along with your awesome IG post this morning has completely helped my perspective = it's all relative! Right now I am just down in the dumps because i have made time for running or the gym. However, I have made time for my family, my job, my school work (grad school), and other activities that my daughter is in. SO why the heck am I bummed out?? NO REASON! Okay maybe winter blues (it was 14 the other morning). It is all relative though. I am bummed in one area so I am letting it consume the positives, which are HUGE positives!! Thank you for helping me put those dumb feelings where they belong...NOT IN MY LIFE! Tonight I am going to hit the gym after my "mini-me" is in bed and sweat it out :)

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  22. So this blog post along with your awesome IG post this morning has completely helped my perspective = it's all relative! Right now I am just down in the dumps because i have made time for running or the gym. However, I have made time for my family, my job, my school work (grad school), and other activities that my daughter is in. SO why the heck am I bummed out?? NO REASON! Okay maybe winter blues (it was 14 the other morning). It is all relative though. I am bummed in one area so I am letting it consume the positives, which are HUGE positives!! Thank you for helping me put those dumb feelings where they belong...NOT IN MY LIFE! Tonight I am going to hit the gym after my "mini-me" is in bed and sweat it out :)

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  23. Super great post!! Love it.
    ...On a totally random note, you look kinda like Meg Ryan in your first photo! :)

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  24. Love this! It's a good reminder to slow down and enjoy the times we're in right now. <3

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  25. What a wonderful post. One of the many reasons I adore you girl.

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  26. Love everything about this and how you are living life for you and not the way you want people to see you. You're real and that's what makes you so relatable :)

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  27. Such a wonderful post! You are a HUGE inspiration to my life!!!

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  28. Best thing I've read coming from you. To slow down and enjoy your 2 babies. Your children, your husband, your extended family, and if you are lucky enough to have a true friend, is what it's all about....and they all need your time. I recommend you be a little stingy with your time outside of these people I've mentioned. Nothing like quantity time...that's right, I said quantity, not quality. Quality is of course important but you don't catch those precious quality snipits in life unless you have enough time :)

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  29. wonderful post! :) you are so down to earth, being proud is one thing being vain is another, I've recently just seen way too much of that around and your blog is one I can come to over and over again and never get that at all :) Quick idea for a future post, you mentioned 'finally figured this parenting thing out' and while go you posted something about 'the word that made me a happier parent', could you do another post on that? maybe expand a little more? I'd love to take the more laid back parenting approach and could use some advise!

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  30. love love love this post! you are so down to earth, i love that. There is a fine line between being vain and being proud :) future blog post idea, you mentioned you've "finally figured this parenting thing out" also a while ago you wrote a post called 'the word that made me a happier parent', could you expand on that a little? I'm really trying to take a more laid back approach on this parenting thing and I could use some more tips, could you expand a little? thank you! keep on rockin this fit pregnancy thing girl!

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  31. Firstly, you do not look 32 I for some.reason or another thought you were like 27 this entire time, even though I'm sure I've read your age before. Secondly, you are so positive and inspirational, you are the kind of woman young girls should try to be, instead of them emulating Miley Cyrus.

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