September 17th of this year I turned 30.
A month ago (yesterday!) I celebrated with a day that I will never forget.
Turning thirty was an incredible milestone for me.
Most people from my generation that I’ve spoken to, who have either passed this marker of life or are creeping up to it quickly, express their lack of excitement for the same.
For me, it’s a joyous occasion. One that I wasn’t even sure I would be here to see.
I’ve dealt with a lot of trauma and mental health issues over the course of my life thus far, and there were times that I fully expected to not reach this age. Sometimes, the darkness just felt too heavy and it was more than I could bear.
I’m glad I got here.
Thirty is a beautiful privilege. It’s afforded me opportunities, experiences, and relationships that I would have missed. It’s provided me with wisdom, security, self-acceptance, and the knowledge that I am worth so much. It’s proven to me that I have a purpose on this Earth.
Turning 30 was a momentous occasion, so it was only appropriate that the day of celebration reflect that.
I was so fortunate that I was able to have Leaving Thomas come and play for my closest family and friends. It was a celebration for myself, but it was also a token of appreciation for those in my life who have stood by me, who have supported me, and who have guided me; a thank you, if you will.
I also had the incredible honour of joining Annika and Bryton on stage to sing on of my favourite LT songs, “Wreckage”. It was really fun to see all of the reactions to our little surprise!
Check out the video below, OR head over HERE to their YouTube channel (and have a gander at the rest of their content – they’re totally worth the visit)
I was also lucky enough to have my boyfriend capture the evening in photographs, but I won’t share those photos here to protect the privacy of my guests (aside from these with my BFF who couldn’t care less LOL)
❤ ❤ ❤