#2,078 30 Years.

I’m 30 years old today. Thanks to Ben and his planned month of daily celebrations and distractions, I feel excited to be alive and so thankful for the life and people and opportunities God has put in our journey who make the world feel smaller and make getting older a privilege. This morning, I woke up in a beach house beside the water with sunshine streaming all around, took a convertible ride down the beach and picked up breakfast with Ben, Lindsey and Omar before catching the Manhattan ferry, then catching a plane back home, then had dinner with my parents and Jim and Mallorie at Tabella before finally making it back home sweet home. It’s been a whirlwind of an adventure that I couldn’t have dreamed up by myself.

There was even time for a birthday cake pop from Starbucks after dinner.

I read recently that when you let routine take over your life, your brain goes into autopilot and stops recording your life, almost like it knows, “There’s nothing to remember about this. Nothing to see here.” You have to do and see new things for your brain to take those snapshots that make life feel lasting and as much as trying new things scares me, I’m going to be giving that my best shot from here on out.