It was not so much that I was turning thirty that was the problem. I've decided that it was not being in my twenties that was the problem. Thank you, for your responses to my plea for praise.
So, to justify leaving my twenties behind I made some mental lists of what I had accomplished in my twenties. (Because, my expectations of where I would be by thirty were gravely mistaken.)
- I called 10 different places home. Three states (one of them twice).8 Wards/branches
- I learned lots of skills, some of them useful. Stained Glass, Bookbinding, Calligraphy, Crochet, Knitting, Scrapbooking, Blogging, Quilting, Editing, Raising Babies.
- I got married.
- I graduated with a BA in English, Minor in Music
- I started a job related to my degree
- I quit that, got training to do what I wanted to do and started doing that
- I had two babies, one miscarriage
- I learned how to live in New York City, and did lots of really cool things there with my family.
- I took piano lessons and got to the point where I could say confidently that I played the piano
- Supported my husband through his MFA
- My oldest child had three days of kindergarten
- I was Relief Society Compassionate Service Leader, RS Room Decorator, RS President, RS Music Leader, Ward Chorister, Primary Pianist, Ward Choir Leader, RS Teacher, Nursery Leader, Primary Music Leader, Primary 2nd Councilor with two different presidents, Family Sunday School Co-teacher with Justin, Young Woman 1st Councilor, RS Board Member, Primary Co-Music Leader.