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Why 30 is Amazing

Bear with me for a minute while I lay out my entire soul to you, with the 5 reason why 30 is my best year yet.

My entire life, I truly didn't believe I would live to see 30. This isn't some depression fueled notion, I just didn't think I would ever be 30. I thought my life would be over by then.

Is that the arrogance of youth? Must be, because it makes no fucking sense.

I always felt this immense pressure to complete everything by 30. I needed to be successful, married, rich, skinny, etc. all before the dreaded 3-0 hit. I think this lends meaning to why I have always been painfully responsible and ambitious. As for why I felt that way, my best guess is that I have read too much about the 27 Club and need to stop reading rock biographies.

Thankfully, I have survived my 30th birthday and have vowed to embrace my 30s with gusto.

Here are my top 5 reasons why 30 is amazing:


I just stopped giving a fuck about what other people think of me. I have come to realize that I can still be a good human being and say the words "go fuck yourself" when necessary. I don't spend my energy worrying about opinions of haters, because I don’t want to be like them - hating on boss babes trying to make it.

2. A Kelly Clarkson Song

Kelly Clarkson said it best. I have been through some shit and made it to the other side without prison time. Girl, that's amazing, in and of itself, isn't it! Beyond that I have realized the key to being stronger is dealing with the shit going on inside my head and my heart. The more I dig into that, the stronger I am when the next shit storm hits.

3. Tits

Truth be told, my tits looked way better at 20 but I like them more at 30. They have survived glitter lotion and underwire but most importantly, have fed my baby the best nutrients he could ever have received. They might not be as perky, but they sure are amazing and I appreciate them much more now.

4. Tequila

Through many tears and tequila-induced rage cleaning, I have gotten to a good place in my life. I don’t have to have it all figured out, but I am trying. That makes me a boss and I am owning all of it.

5. BFFs

I have spent the last 30 years cultivating my relationships; yes, actually 30. I am pleased to tell you that I have succeeded in surrounding myself with amazing friends that lift me up when I need it and bring me back down to earth when necessary. I give them the most credit to why I am good at my job. They have helped shape me, encourage me, and empower me. Their kindness and love is a large part of why I want to give women the incredible experience that is boudoir photography. I want to impart my BFFs wisdom and love onto every single woman who walks into my studio so that they leave with more pep in their step. I am so lucky to be surrounded by my incredible band of women. Shout out!

What do you think, is 30 the best? Or is the best to come?

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