Light a Candle

Today I am 32.

I have yet to figure out how that happened. Suddenly I wake up and I’m a grown-up, thirtysomething woman?!?

This birthday is a curious one. Perhaps it has to do with moving across the country, making a big job change, or witnessing my husband start a huge career shift of his own. But I feel like I’m in transition. From spending a decade(+) trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, to suddenly knowing I’m in the right place and being confident in my own decisions. From being a newlywed to emerging from my first year of marriage more thankful than ever for my husband. From acutely grieving the loss of my father to actively honoring his memory without it hurting quite so badly (it still hurts, it’s just smiles tinged with a few tears, rather than tears tinged with smiles).

Part of it is watching my family transition too. My mom and grandma are now housemates, and Mom is starting her own business and thinking about dating again. They’re anticipating a big move of their own in the next year. My sister just started a new (exciting!) job and ran a half-marathon. My brother has found an amazing girlfriend who shares his interests and makes him so happy. It feels like we’re all moving forward. Like we’re all going through a growth spurt.

I don’t know exactly what the next year will hold. But I feel blessed that I can look forward to it.

So bring on that extra candle! I’m ready for it. 🙂

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