I’m excited to be turning 30. No, seriously.

Why?

Because it’s honestly a nice round number and it’s a milestone and it’s something new. 24 hours and I’m in a whole new category now.  I have no grand ideas.  I know things are going to start hurting more, and I will in fact, continue aging…but I’m not that worried.  The things I expect to look forward to are a)getting better at being a dork silly myself and b) caring less what other people think about being myself, and c) hopefully getting wiser.  There seems to be a stigma (maybe real, maybe perceived) that if your age starts with a 2… or less, that you have no idea what you’re doing. Now, I’m not saying that a magician stopped by the house on my birthday and imparted me with knowledge, but at least there’s a whole category of people, who I am now one of…and if they think I don’t know what I’m doing – it’s hopefully because they’ve met me and actually know that I don’t know what I’m doing 😉

Silly, I know.  But hey, I’m 30 – I apparently care 10% less what people think about me now. =)

It’s just so funny to think about.  None of these words are new. People reiterate and discover what others have said for all of history.  “Wow, I’m older, here’s what I think of it”.  But while it’s the same old thing to those who’ve already experienced it, there is always someone who’s never been there before.  It’s a personal experience for everyone.  Every age, every milestone.  And I think the newness of it and the reminiscing about it are all part of the fun.

Newly 30 ramble complete.  =)

My birthday was extremely pleasant.  We had friends over on Saturday, had ice cream cake, cupcakes, roasted marshmallows on the fire in the backyard, played some games and just generally had an awesome time.  Yesterday I video-chatted with my parents and family at home in Ohio so we could wish Happy Anniversary/Birthday to each other and it worked great!  Calories don’t exist on your birthday – so we went to Kincaid’s and it was glorious.

Hope you all have a great week.  I’m still in happy birthday bliss land. =)

I AM this much of a dork. This is what happens when the photographer gives her friend the camera… =)

  • Katie in MA - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! You look *fabulous* dahling!

    30 was a such a fun year of self-discovery for me. None of the freaking out – just, “Huh. 30. This is cool.” Glad you’re enjoying the adventure for what it is. 🙂

  • Heather - Just wanted to say how awesome it was to have you and John “be” with us on the big day!!

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