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  1. Mimi
    May 27, 2019 @ 12:32 pm

    Hi Lauren. HAPPY BELATED!!!!! I turn 35 next week and like you…it’s hard to ignore the clock is ticking (even though we may have 1 or even no children…do puppies count?). I didn’t get a salaried job until I was 28 (in the arts field, hard!), met my husband at 30…so if that makes you feel better, you’re earlier in the timeline 🙂 Keep lovin on that puppy and thank you for inspiring us…the stronger and healthier we are, the less our numerical age matters! xx

    • Lauren
      May 28, 2019 @ 9:25 am

      Omg I love this: “the stronger and healthier we are, the less our numerical age matters” – YES!!! 100% agree!!

  2. Amanda Howard
    May 28, 2019 @ 2:24 am

    Awesome post Lauren, couldn’t agree more with everything you said. I didn’t have my first baby until I was just shy of 33 years old and then my second baby I’d just turned 37. Totally not what I’d dreamt my life would be like when I was younger, always thought I’d have a baby around 25 so I was a good 8 years later. Life doesn’t always go as we’d planned, but as long as we’re happy and healthy, then what else really matters?! I always count it a huge blessing to celebrate being another year older! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVELY LAUREN!! Thank you for being so lovely ALWAYS and sharing your life with all of us.

    • Lauren
      May 28, 2019 @ 9:28 am

      Love this, Amanda! Thank YOU for reading and following along!!!

  3. Melissa
    May 28, 2019 @ 3:26 pm

    I loved this post. I have the opposite “problem” where I got married young (22) and had kids young (at 26 and 29) and now I’m 34 and feel like I missed out on a lot of those young adulthood life experiences. Of course I love my husband and my kids, but it’s hard not to wonder what it would have been like to live alone, manage on a single income, and be more independent.

  4. Erikka
    June 2, 2019 @ 5:07 pm

    Thank you for this! My bestie and I are approaching 30 in the next month and since we’re both single and childless, we’ve been discussing this topic. It can be stressful, but what really matters is that we’re in a great place in our lives and surrounded by loving friends and family. Here’s to being grateful!! *cheers*

    • Lauren
      June 3, 2019 @ 5:48 am

      Cheers to THAT! So glad it resonated, Erikka – and Happy Almost 30!