Monday, November 24, 2008

Back in Time

Today, I went back to my old blog (the one I started when I moved to Utah). I was searching for my Africa journals that I copied onto the blog back in 2005. That's when I got thinking how long ago 2005 was. Even longer ago was when I went to Africa (May of 2004).

With another birthday coming up, and having to face my new age (yet another year older). It's really got me to thinking about the past. Thinking about all the great times I had in my early twenties and now I'm hitting my late twenties and I just don't like it. There is something almost terrifying about getting closer to thirty.

I know rationally I shouldn't be fearful of thirty, but it does seem that was an age that always appeared so far off when I was in my early twenties, and now I'm almost running smack into it. How could time slip away so fast? Where did all my twenties go?

Well, I know I spent almost three years of my twenties off in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you want to read more about that time go on back to my old blog.

I believe the early years of my twenties were squandered away. Not in the sense I did anything awful with those years, I just never fully appreciated how wonderful that time was until it was gone.

So, now my mission for last two years of my twenties is to enjoy them to the uptmost, and never forget how precious is the gift of this time. Who knows someday I might be saying the same thing about my thirties? :)


Stacey said...

Ok Girl, 30 IS down right painful for a woman!!!! Every woman I have talked to..... and trust me it has been many..... Has agreed that 30 was a hard year. Hard to come to terms with anyway. I attend a ladies lunch group, every month, that was started over 12 years ago and yes I am the youngest weeeheeee!!! any way we had this discussion a while back and every last one of those women said it was the hardest birthday they had ever had. So now you really have alot to look forward to. You will get over it though, we all did. But in the mean time you need to have lots of fun party up girl, speaking of which how was the cider making bonfire? were there any sparks?????

Davene said...

Oh, Jenn, I just have to comment here!

First of all, I'm going back through your whole blog and reading each entry, starting from the beginning. This is something I can do while I'm nursing Shav, and it's been a lot of fun. :)

Second, I know you wrote this a long time ago, but I just have to say that 30 was not a tough birthday for me at all!!!! So despite what Stacey said :), it's not hard for all women. For me, turning 20 was harder than turning 30! Anyway, I know you're not to 30 yet; but I just wanted to encourage you that it doesn't have to be a downer for you. God has a great plan for you on your 30th birthday and all the way through your 30s and into your 40s, etc. So keep your chin up and don't dread 30! :)