Today is my 30th birthday. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. I’m feeling pretty good about it– no “OMG I’m getting old” freak outs so far, and I don’t plan on giving into any that might come creeping up. But still, it’s a pretty big deal, right?
Back in the spring, I wrote one of those “30 Before 30” lists, somewhat half-heartedly. I didn’t really expect or really feel like I needed to do all of the things on it, though they would’ve surely been good experiences and I thought it’d be good to give myself some goals. In fact, the only two I can check off that list, eight months later, are “Revisit the City Museum in St. Louis” and “Get health insurance.” Not too bad, I suppose.
Instead of things like “Get another tattoo,” “Take a train someplace” and “Get a passport,” I can’t complain too much about the fact that I got to replace those with the pretty major (and majorly unexpected) life events: “Buy a house” and “Have a kid.” Well, I guess I can’t technically check the have the kid off my just yet, but we’re certainly well on our way to that event. I guess next year I’ll focus on having that picnic, in our backyard with a little one to join us : )
So here’s to the past three decades and all the fun, strange, interesting and wonderful experiences they’ve brought, and here’s looking forward to lots of decades still to come.