Gratitude 2.

30 something- Melissa



Well, I am half way through my thirties and what a ride it has been thus far.  I am just finishing up my extended maternity leave and heading back to my fulltime teaching job in September.  My 30's has been about finding balance of being a mother of 3, a wife, caregiver & working woman and still having a little "me time".

I have come to realize the importance of not only my immediate family but my extended family as well.  Including time spent with Grandparents and with them now gone how much I cherished that time spent with them.  As my own family grows up I want to ensure that my kids know the value of family and time spent together too.  

Friendships are valued as well, some of which were once important then put on the shelf for a few years. Reality is while a person settles into their own personal life, old friendships are set aside then become a focus again once we are established.  At the same time connections with parents of other kids through our own children are often a good fit.

As I head into the second half of my 30s I hope to stay healthy so that I can continue to enjoy my kids growing up and see what my life has in store for me.

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