So, it’s my Birthday. My thirtieth to be exact. Surprisingly the number hasn’t really scared me or made me anxious. Twenty-nine was pretty great, so I have high hopes for my thirties!
I have been feeling a little nostalgic though and over the last week I’ve been combing through old photos. I was having such a great time I decided to scan some from each year of my life and make a little pictorial timeline. I might be the only one who gets a kick out of it, but maybe you can relate to some of my awkward middle school photos or love for American Girls. So, get ready for a little (or a lot of) overview of thirty years of Sarah!
I tried to find as many birthday photos as I could, but some are just of me being me. I like the one of me below in fifth position on a family vacation when I was six.
My cooking passion started a young age with plastic food and kitchen tools.
You can probably tell I had a thing for American Girls and legos during this phase of my life. And there might be a whole year of photos when I have no top four teeth in front. It was pretty awesome, only down side was that it made eating apples near impossible.
That’s me in ballet class in 5th grade, I really liked the ballet skirt I got for Christmas that year. And yes, for my 12th birthday I got a boom-box and a Mariah Carey CD, and I really am excited about it, even if my face doesn’t say so. I also got glasses in sixth grade, I was not so excited about that.
In 8th grade I started attending the Houston Ballet Academy and in 9th grade I got contacts, so things were looking up. You might not know it looking at my 15th birthday picture though, yikes that’s a snarky look!
High School was a fun time, full of mostly friends and ballet. Probably the best Birthday in High School was my 16th, when my friends threw me a surprise party! It was awesome and I was very surprised.
TCU! For one of my most memorable Birthdays in college my Jarvis friends totally decked out the entrance to my room and even made a list of 20 reasons they loved me. I still have it. They totally made my day. Month, really.
A lot has happened since I graduated college, but I’ve also had the blog, so you’ve seen some of the highlights. Here I found some of my favorite memories, mostly with Sean. But, Oscar has his fair share of photos too, and in most of them he is some how sitting in my lap, hmm.
Going through these photos has reinforced to me how blessed I’ve been. I really hope during my thirtieth year, and for years to come, I am able to bless others. I’ve had such wonderful friends, opportunities, encouragement, and love. My goal for 2014 is to really focus on giving back these same things to the people I encounter and spread love and joy wherever I can.