A New Decade

I will officially be the big 3-0 in one Month!!
On July 1st I will bid my twenties goodbye. 
How do I feel??
Well, i'm full of so many emotions.

I feel blessed to be alive and to be surrounded by so much love.
On the other hand I can't believe how time goes by! 
I feel like it was yesterday that I was so excited to be 15yrs old and now I wish I 
could freeze time.

I bid goodbye to the decade that defined the woman that I am today.

My twenties will always be remembered as the time I lost what I thought 
was my true love and shall always be known as my "what if"!

I learned to let go of things that were not good or meant for me, best part is it opened the
doors to a future full of unimaginable happiness and love.

My other half

True Love!!
My life!
The decade in which I found my other half and together formed what has come to be my life 
and the most important thing in this world!

This pic makes me so teary eyed!! I love my mom & dad SO much!!
The decade in which I learned to appreciate my parents even more - yes that tends to happen when you
yourself become a parent :)

This was the decade in which I lost some of the most important people in my life, as
 a consequence I found the inner strength I thought I didn't have!

 I also learned that when you make a mistake, you don't look back. Instead you get back 
up and focus on your future without repeating the same mistake and learning from it instead.
In other words I grew up!!

Life is never easy, who ever said it was, was bullshitting you!

So you see as a woman I feel accomplished - I know I am, I am a proud mother and wife to the most amazing patient and supportive husband!
I don't have to worry about finding true love - Because I am married to my soul-mate!

 But as a person I lost myself a little.

I don't regret it, I did it all for good reasons to be a good mother and wife, and to create what I
 am happy to call my home and family.
But now is the time to bring Karina back!!

I've already signed myself up to a gym and have been going for the past 3 weeks,
I will be going back to school at the end of August and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for
a school job that I am hoping will come through!!
I will also start training for my very first - hold your breath...
ING NYC Marathon!! 
And I have many more tricks up my sleeve :)

I want my future children to be proud of me as my Miguelito is, even prouder if that's possible!
I want them to know that it is NEVER to late, and that the only person that can stop you is yourself.

"There is never an obstacle to hard but the one you build yourself"
- Me :)

So 30's I'm ready, I will receive you with somewhat open arms - haha!
They do say the 30's is the new 20's :)
And to you my dear 20's it will be a bittersweet goodbye, I'm sad to bid goodbye but 
know you will always be a part of me and the person that I am today!
Thank you!!

Kary xoxo

P.S. I do apologize in advance for future posts leading up to my birthday. I am after all

bidding my youth goodbye - haha!! 
Seriously, i'm bidding a decade goodbye!


  1. awww what a great post!! you have the same bday as my husband hehe!!

  2. Aww congrats on your upcoming 30th! Found you at the Wednesday Blog Hop, and am glad I did! Am a happy new follower :).


  3. Aww you're still young and have had so many blessings! Woohoo to focusing on you! We are all impressed that you're running th marathon!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  4. Oh, turning 30 was HARD for me! haha.
    Turning 31 was hard.
    Turning 32 was hard.
    But when I turned 33, I had finally come to terms with being old. haha.
    But, I have to say, my BEST birthday was my 30th. I had a blast that birthday! :)

  5. I had a hard time turning 30! Following you from the whimsical wednesday blog hop, look forward to your future posts! You can find me at

  6. now your making me feel old. I'll be 40 next year :0

  7. you may almost BE 30 but you look no where near it!! :) and that is whats most important!

    Thankyou for your sweet comment - it made me smile!

    Get the vit b going - you will feel like a teenager xxx

  8. his was the nicest post Kary!

    I will be forty in September and some of the things you said about bringing Karina back are the same things I want...like staying in shape, in my case the bike riding thing, getting rid of wrinkles, eating healthier! and to top it off my baby is going to kindergarten...I was ok until I hit 37 that's when we started trying for another baby...but now I'll be in another stage in my life!

    Let's enjoy every day that God grants us! Te mando un abrazote y me das mucho animo con tu post de hoy. muuua!

  9. I still have three years until the big 3-0 but I understand your sentiments completely! I feel all those things and more. It's crazy how so much can change in a decade, and yet help you realize where you need to be. Happy birthday in advance!

  10. Happy Birthday in a month! I will be 34 in August and I am not sure how that happened LOL! I mean it isn't possible that I have an 8 year old and will be having my 15 year class reunion this year! YIKES!!! LOL!
    Thanks for following and stopping by for Hop A Little Tuesday!!! I am following you!!!

  11. Happy early Birthday!

    Thank you for stopping by Random Deals and joining the Whimsical Wednesday blog hop. I am your newest follower :) Have a great day!

  12. Hi! Following you from the Whimsical Wednesday Blog Hop! I Hope you visit my Cajun blog and return the follow!
    - Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

  13. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!! in every way. i loved this post, the honesty... the sense of knowing that though the 20s shaped you (the good and the bad) that 30 will be even better because it's about YOU. taking care of you and not selfishly because these changes will no doubt make you better in other aspects too... a better wife, mother, daughter. NYC MARATHON! that was our to-do list right? too bad we didn't run 3 miles with marianne in central park ;) WINK! ha

    i am SO EXCITED for all these things that will be going on in your life, and so happy to be a part of it and your biggest cheerleader! if you ever need anything, an ear to vent-- you KNOW i'm here!

    so here's to your upcoming birthday and these posts i know i'm going to love. because i LOVE you more than french fries and outer space! xoxo

  14. Age is a matter of the mind, and it sounds like your going to do just fine. I look forward to following your blog and being inspired on your progress. Taking care of yourself is a good thing. I am your newest GFC follower from the Wed hop and would love if you dropped by my blog at kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com when you have a chance.

  15. Enjoy this last month of your 20s! I have a feeling your 30s are going to be just marvellous...

  16. Happy, Happy Birthday!
    stopped by on Bass Giraffes' thoughts blog hop!

  17. I've been missing you so much!! I can't believe it's already been a month since we've been apart :( So this post brought me so much happiness getting to see your beautiful face!! You are gorgeous my love inside and out. I thank God for you and the blessings he's shown you in life and will continue to show you as you embrace this new decade :) I'm so excited for all the exciting goals you've set for yourself. Running a marathon is on my list so I am going to start training with you! :) I'll definitely fly back to NYC to run it with you because I know how much of a special family tradition this is for you all and you are my family and I want more than anything to be a part of it. I am your biggest fan and support you 100 %. You can do this! You can bring Karina back :) You're going to be thirty, flirty and thriving :) You need to watch that movie before your birthday :) Enjoy each day of the last month in your 20's :) Those pics of little Miguelito just warmed my heart!!!! With a loving and supportive family that you are blessed to have - you truly can do anything! I LOVE YOU!!!!!! xoxoxo

  18. I am SO excited for this new chapter in your life! Your ideas for school and a marathon (eek!) sound marvellous and I will be cheering you on every step of the way!

    You are incredible!!

    x Jasmine

  19. Oh eres super joven todavia. Disfrutalo! los 30 son los mejores años ;) Feliz cumpleaños (un poco tarde pero espero que fue un dia super espectacular!!)

    Besitos xx

  20. A new chapter in your life is about to begin, and yet you are still the same person today (in many ways) that you were yesterday. I like your thoughts on this subject.

    And also, HI! I have been assigned to get you gifts for April's pampered swap. Is there anything special wish you have for you birthday?? :)

    I'm glad to meet you!

  21. Ah, my 20's seem like forever ago. Oh wait that only 3 years. Wow. Following you from Creating my way to Success blog hop.

  22. Hello. This is a sweet blog. I liked my 30s a lot, so have fun. My 20s were harder in a lot of ways, but I didn't get to be a parent until 32. So enjoy and wow, that seems long ago for me.

    A new follower from http://www.thriftymommastips.blogspot.com/

  23. Wow! This was a great post! It sucked me right in! I found your blog from a blog hop and I am excited to look around your blog some more! I am your newest follower and I would love to have you follow me back!
    Camille @

  24. Nice post babe! You and your fam are gorgeous :) Cheers to getting better with age ;)