Well friends, I turned 30 over the weekend (holy shit) while getting tattooed in Chicago. It was a fairly stressful birthday, not because of the number, but because of the tattooing. I'm back home in Madison now, and attempting to reflect on my life thus far. 

It feels bizarre to be this age. I still often feel like I'm a 15-year-old grrrl who's afraid of everything. However, I'm really glad to be out of my 20s (that shit sucked). 

Without further ado, here's a list of 30 things I'm thankful/grateful for to mark my 30th year on this planet:

1. family
2. friends
3. my job
4. Guerrilla Feminism
5. speaking engagements
6. teaching trauma-informed yoga
7. acupuncture
8. mint tea
9. fireplaces
10. the cold
11. my brain
12. my ancestors
13. tattoos
14. resilience
15. my bed
16. baths
17. long phone or internet convos with loved ones
18. chocolate mousse
19. writing opportunities
20. travel
21. animal friendships
22. nature
23. healing
24. support
25. my body
26. feminism
27. people who read my blog :)
28. opportunities for growth and expansion
29. my leadership
30. shrimp coconut curry