Today is my birthday! I’m officially 30 now, which means I’m no longer in my 20’s. It feels a bit weird! I do think we put a bit more emphasis on age than necessary sometimes. I mean, it’s not like I really changed or aged much between yesterday when I was still in my 20’s and today. It’s still a bit of a surreal feeling though.

It’s also a bit of a weird feeling for me because I wasn’t sure I would make it to my 30’s. I remember when I would wish every day that I would die because I didn’t really want to live anymore. In my head, I always imagined dying before I was in my 30’s. Growing older just wasn’t an option for me. This last year has really changed that for me. I never even imagined buying my own home, let alone before 30.Β  29 was such a great year for me, so I’m glad I was able to end my 20’s with a bang. I hope my life continues to blossom in my 30’s.

For my birthday, my mom got me a bath bomb, some hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works, and the Blueberry Maple Pancakes candle from there that I’ve been wanting since it came out. It smells so good! I think I will burn it tonight.

She also took me out to eat tonight for my birthday. My Aunt tagged along as well. We went to BJ’s, which hasn’t been in my area for very long. I had never been there before, but they have. I thought the interior was a nice industrial style. I had to take a picture of the blonde woman on the wall since I’m a blonde.


One problem I had with this place was that they had an entire section of seats that were empty, but they sat us next to other groups of people. Maybe that’s what they have to do, but it bothered me. Especially since the group of youngsters next to us were really loud. They also sat us close to the door, so every time somebody would go in or out we felt the cold breeze.

They had a nice sized menu selection, but it was hard to decide what to get because everything sounded so good. I was going to get the Mediterranean Tacos or the Cherry Chipotle Salmon, but I opted for a burger instead. I’m not sure why because I’m not the biggest burger fan. My Aunt ended up getting the salmon and it looked so good. She let me try a piece, and I really liked the sauce that was on it. I should have gotten that!


I got the Barbeque Bison Burger, which comes with BBQ sauce, chile’s, pico de gallo, santa fe dressing, lettuce and onions. The burger I received did not have any santa fe dressing on it at all, and it didn’t have nearly enough onions for my liking. It also had very little sauce and salsa on it. I asked for extra pico salsa and the waitress brought me the chile salsa instead. I didn’t bother to correct her. Overall, my burger still tasted okay, but I wasn’t all that thrilled with it. I expected better. I wish I would have gotten the salmon or the tacos instead, but I’ll keep those in mind if I ever go back to this place.


My mom also got a burger. She got the Hickory Brisket and Bacon Burger. Hers was drowning in sauce! A big difference between hers and mine. Although, I thought hers looked like it had too much sauce, so it didn’t look that appetizing to me. My mom liked it though, and she said that’s what she always orders when she goes there.


Then it was time for dessert! I don’t usually eat dessert, and I’m not a big sweets person. However, my mom told them it was my birthday, so I got a free Pizookie. A pizookie is a big, warm, and gooey cookie with ice cream on top. I got the chocolate chip one. They even put little sprinkles and a candle on it, like a birthday cake.


My Aunt ordered the brownie one for herself. Hers came with whipped cream and a cherry on top.


That’s about all I did today for my birthday. I’m getting ready to take a hot bath now, probably with my new bath bomb. I’m also going to have some drinks and watch movies, like I usually do. I watched 13 Going on 30 after midnight last night. It just felt like the perfect movie to watch. It really does feel like I was just 13, and now I’m 30 already!


I’m having my 30th birthday party on Saturday. I’m excited but nervous. I always get nervous when throwing parties for some reason. I’m sure it will be fun though!


41 thoughts on “30

  1. Oh you had such a lovely time with your aunt and mom, great dinner. It’s sad that you had bad table, I always hate when that happens. I hope you had amazing birthday and that your birthday party is going to be incredible. xx

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  2. Happy Belated! It looks like you had a great day. That food looked pretty good as well. I’m sure you’ll go back and will get to try those other dishes.

    Welcome to the 30s.

    I don’t feel so alone now (lol). It’s been pretty good so far. It’s odd that I’m going to be 33 in May. I keep having these moments where I forget how old I am.

    Hope you have a fun party! Wish I could be there.

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  3. Okay, not to be dramatic but this seriously brought a tear to my eye .I am so thankful to hear that you have made it to your 30s- I am so thankful to know you through this blog, and the best years are yet to come for you!! I hear 30s are the golden years for women! (Also I would spot that cherry chipotle salmon anywhere πŸ˜‰ ). Happy birthday, girl!!! xo

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    1. Thank you! You are not dramatic at all. You are such a sincere person, and I always love seeing your comments! I’ve heard that about the 30’s also. Your teenage years are the transition from child to young adult, and your 20’s are the transition from young adult to full adult. Of course that can be good or bad. I’m optimistic though. πŸ™‚

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  4. Happy belated birthday, Britney! That first photo of you is so gorgeous. β™‘ I am so happy that you’ve made it to 30 and that year 29 was one of the best for you. I really do hope everything just keeps getting better and better for you. β™‘

    I’ve never been to BJ’s yet but there are a few here! I should give it a try soon. πŸ™‚ Love that blonde on the wall & I hate being seated next to people, too… lol especially loud youngsters!

    The salmon looks soo good! But that’s real annoying about the burger! How did they forget the Santa Fe dressing?! & there could have def been some more pico on there (even if you hadn’t asked for extra)!

    13 Going on 30 is such a good film!!! I hope you have a blast at your party tonight!!! β™‘

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    1. Thanks! I like that picture of me too. It’s so hard to get a good picture without natural lighting, but that one actually turned out okay. πŸ™‚

      You should try BJ’s. I’m interested to see what you would order and what your thoughts are.

      I’m actually getting ready for my party now, since it starts in an hour and a half. I’m so anxious. lol

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      1. It’s so hard to take selfies in any lighting for me lol. I think yours always turn out so beautiful. ❀

        I'll definitely need to give BJ's a try soon! You know I will post about it if I do. πŸ™‚ & I'm dying to try the pizookie.

        I hope your party is going well!! I can't wait to hear all about it!!


  5. Happy 30th birthday! I think it’s amazing that you bought your own home before turning 30. It’s an amazing milestone. Love the birthday gifts your mom got you. Your aunt’s salmon looks delicious! The bison burger looks delicious as well, though it’s a bummer that it wasn’t up to your expectations. Hope you enjoyed the party!

    Nancy β™₯ exquisitely.me

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