The One Where I Turned Thirty

White Black Photo Reminder Today Facebook Post.jpg

Have you watched the series "Friends?" I'm a big fan; I love every episode of it, and every time I rewatch a season, I always end up laughing as if it's the first time I watched it.
There was one particular episode when Rachel was turning thirty, and they all had some flashbacks on what happened during their 30th birthday.

I somewhat relived that moment today. A few days ago, I was having some birthday blues. Gosh, this is it; I'm thirty. I feel old already; that's all I could think about, along with some other realizations in life. Like, I thought by the time I'm thirty, I'll be very successful in my career—maybe have a managerial position by then, or be able to own a house, maybe a car, or be married.

Just like Joey in that episode, I was like, "Why me?" I don't want to grow old that fast. Whyyy, lol, I'm exaggerating much, but yes, I can't believe how fast the years went by. Can I just keep the gifts and still stay 29? Lol

But then I looked at what I have now in my life and realized that even if not all of my plans turned out exactly how I wanted them to, I'm still blessed and thankful.

I have a secured job that provides for my needs; I'm now renting a two-bedroom apartment compared to that tiny room I was in five years ago when I first moved to Cebu; and I have three kids who love me unconditionally. I now have a supportive partner who always has my back.

And the list goes on. I have everything I need right here at this moment, and 30 is just the beginning. I'm very excited for what is next to come. I know somehow all the pieces will fit when the time comes, and until then I will just keep celebrating life.

And yes, my birthday falls on New Year's Day! I guess it's not only me who is celebrating, but the whole world. How happy is it to be alive!

WhatsApp Image 2023-01-01 at 9.52.31 PM (2).jpeg

Happy New Year, everyone, and I hope 2023 will bring more blessings and opportunities to us all. Cheers!


WhatsApp Image 2022-10-02 at 8.19.32 PM.jpeg

Ma. Morena is a nature enthusiast, an optimist and outgoing person who loves turning her adventure and thoughts into writing.

Liked what you read? show some love by sharing your comments and upvote the content. Feel free to re-blogged the post and help spread positivity by paying it forward. Don't forget to follow her for more stories and adventures here on Hive.


All photos were taken and edited by me unless stated otherwise. Images may have been shared to my social media accounts prior posting to the blog.