Being 30: What I Thought My Life Would Look Like

So it’s been a couple weeks… I’m not talking about how long it’s been since my last blog post, I’m talking about how long I’ve been the big 3-0 for.  Yup, I’m officially thirty years old!  Now if you were to ask my 19 year-old-self what I thought my like would look like when I was thirty, this is what I would’ve said:

  • I’d be married married to some hunk I’d meet in college
  • I’d have at least one kid
  • I’d be teaching high school juniors or seniors (honor students of course)
  • I’d be a home owner

HA.  But here’s my reality:

  • I’m single… but totally okay with it (especially since it’s God’s will right now)
  • NO kids
  • I’ve NEVER taught high school; I taught 7th grade.  And now I’m an Instructional Coach at an ELEMENTARY school, working on my master’s degree to be a PRINCIPAL.
  • I live in a super-nice apartment with one of my best friends.

Definitely not what I had in mind.  But you know what?  I’m so happy and content. Content, yet willing to be uncomfortable with leaps of faith.  Why is that?  Well, because when I was 20 years old I got saved and since then I’ve wanted God to have His way in my life.

Looking back on my twenties, numerous things have happened!

  • Got a bachelor’s degree
  • Moved to Liberal, KS
  • Became a teacher
  • Coached soccer
  • Coached basketball
  • Started graduate courses for my master’s
  • Made some of the greatest friends I could ever ask for (future bridesmaids?!)
  • Purchased my first (and second) iPhone (haha) ((soon to be third))
  • Bought my first vehicle all by myself
  • Most importantly, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior!

I had a BLAST in my twenties!  God brought me through a lot; praise the Lord.  He changed my life!  I’m not who I was, thank goodness; and I’m excited for my thirties!  I know God still has great things for me.

So mark it down, here’s what I *think* my life will look like when I’m forty:

  • Married (lol, of course… only if it’s God’s will)
  • A kid or two
  • Principal at a middle school or maybe even elementary school
  • Owning a home
  • Raising my family in Liberal, KS still

We… Shall… See…!  God’s plans for my twenties were way better than what I had in mind, so I can only imagine what He has in-store for me in my thirties!

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” -Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV