Life has been a whirlwind lately. Every day is jam packed with a never ending to-do list. Yes, I'm still making time for me, like my Awkward marathons. But in between episodes or sometimes during I'm still messaging the ladies at the IGGPPC headquarters and discussing future plans. I feel like I don't shut myself off ever anymore. Even my sleeping habits have changed. Normally, I drag myself out of bed and sleep in later than I want. Not that the dragging myself out of bed aspect has changed, but usually when my alarm goes off, the to-do list starts scrolling through my head and I actually get out of bed instead of sleeping for another hour. I'm excited to sign on to the computer in the morning and start working.

I guess this is what it's like to find something you're passionate about?

I just finally feel like things are going the way I want them to. I'm moving forward in life personally and professionally.

I saw this on Pinterest recently and it made me laugh out loud. It describes me perfectly, especially this past year. I'm still a child at heart but I've definitely grown up quite a bit. My priorities have changed slightly, but in a very positive way.

This past weekend I had a conversation with my Mom about how next year I'll be 30 and we'll have a big birthday party. It feels weird thinking I'll be 30 in 2014. It might be the age that bothers me the most. I guess because it officially takes me out of my 20s. I just need to keep telling myself I'm as young as I feel. It's also yet another eye opener to make me realize that I don't want to take anything for granted. Ever since beating cancer when I was 21, not taking things for granted has become like a life mantra for me. I want to keep fighting to make my life the best it can be!

Anyways, after a wonderful weekend with my family, I just woke up today feeling very blessed and grateful for everything in my life.

xo Jen


  1. I'm turning 30 this year and I had a major freak out about it. I can totally relate to that image haha!

    I had a moment this weekend with my Mum. We sat in the garden quietly crocheting and knitting and felt the sun shining on us. I was so grateful for that moment - simple but perfect.

    Claire x

  2. The 30s is a milestone, and it has its challenges, but, believe me, don't listen to what society says (where we are all pencil-thin and like the Lost Boys of Never-Never Land), you won't regret it! You may even enjoy it more than your 20s! (Like what happened to me)